The historical district of Cartagena

The Colombian city is making the most of its long association with the Nobel prize-winning author

COS Spring Summer 2014
The COS boss

by Deirdre McQuillan

Dutti’s take on equestrian style

Antler neckpiece by Stuart McGrath

Handmade jewellry

Right: parka jacket, €299, Paul Costello, blue knit jumper, €125, Reiss; jeans, €95, Wrangler; hat, €68, Bailey
Left: grey coat, €305, Nigel Hall; sweater, €85, Reese; jeans, €145, Replay; pink stripe shirt, €115, Gant; shoes, €85, KG Kurt Geiger; scarf, €49.50,Tommy Hilfiger

The sight of young lads in braces, elbow patches, tweeds and pocket squares, details that once defined the style of an older gener(...)

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, Sabina Higgins, Queen Elizabeth and President Michael D Higgins watch a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle yesterday. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Sabina Higgins’s wardrobe for the visit was nearly all bought from about a dozen Irish designers

Joan Bergin: “We are not dealing with a celebrity on the red carpet, but a hard-working woman, who is very intelligent and politically aware and the wife of the President.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Costume designer Joan Bergin will accompany Sabina Higgins to Britain

 Fashion designers Charlotte Cargin and Jane Skovgaard. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Irish design label looks to the past and homegrown influences for modern takes on timeless elegance

First fashion show in years held in Tea Rooms of 160-year-old Dublin store

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