Belgian designer Veronique Branquinho debuted the paperbag waist in Paris two years ago. Stella McCartney’s current collection embraces the trend

Fashion: You want to look dressed up, not trussed up, so steer clear of this Charlie Chaplin look

Rachel Blanckensee’s “gender neutral” and mathematical approach to clothes made her a River Island bursary finalist. Photograph: Dean Ryan McDaid

This year’s fashion graduates are drawing from their family histories and memories

Cobwebby metal crown (€275) by London-based Irish designer Sorcha O’Raghallaigh,  with a leopard print coat (€79,99 from H & M) by Cathy O’Connor

Fashion Forward: Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Laura Whitmore in her Camden flat, with her painting of Audrey Hepburn by  graffiti artist Pure Evil.

Records, records everywhere

Irish surf brand Tonn is attracting attention from celebrities

Fashion Forward: Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Look 11: Cotton poplin short sleeve shirt in white - €59.00 Textured cotton silk apron skirt in khaki - €89.00 Leather sneaker with elastic fastening in black - €89.00

Karin Gustafsson, creative director, on the Swedish brand’s 10th anniversary collection

Lighting designer Niamh Barry at home in Clontarf, Dublin. “My bed is quite high and has a lovely view of trees and rooftops.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pieces of Me: Lighting sculptor is at her most creative when it’s lights-out time

Fashion Forward: Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

There are some basic rules when it comes to choosing the right swimwear for your body type

Ros Walshe would love to have a Howard Hodgkin to look at in her living room. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pieces of Me: The retailer’s creative director has a background in trend forecasting

Dress made entirely of plastics recycled from shoreline waste from H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection

Fashion Forward: Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Model Ivan Fahy: “I like wearing high-waisted jeans with tights.” Photograph: Agnes of PurpleBlues Photography

Ivan Fahy’s modelling career began at college where he wore high heels to his graduation

Jo Archbold believes those “invisible” straps aren’t quite what they seem.

Fashion Forward: From casual city style to fine jewels fit for a bride, our round up of this week’s fashion news and tips

Rock of Cashel print - Avoca 60, grey vest dress 4 Penneys, green short parka River Island Studio 100

Kennedy siblings put creative backgrounds to work on their India-inspired DKK range

Daryl Kerrigan’s Aran cardigans at Lulu O Sullivan’s Irish Store

Classic Aran cardigans, metallic stilettos and Topshop wedding dresses

One of Anthony Peto’s hats available at his Dublin shop. Peto says the secret to providing interesting headwear for men season after season comes down to playfulness, colour choice and subtlety 

From displaying creativity to hiding thinning pates, Irish men don hats for many reasons

 Sasha Sykes  at home in Rathgar with “The Month of November” screen. Photograph: Eric Luke

Pieces of me: Sasha Sykes’s – the artist and furniture maker on her Dublin nest

Author Sophie White shares her style secret: “I’m open minded, I love colour and the only thing I would never wear is a V-neck.

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Jacket €295, Claudie, scarf €198, trousers €220, Zadig & Voltaire, Brown Thomas. Pom Pom earrings  €230, Mignonne Gavigan.  Red garnet on gold necklace €5,300, Ella Greene. Silver/red circle necklace €1,255, Lynsey De Burca. Ring €100, Filip Vanus. Sphere bracelet €130, Ursula Muller. Tube bracelet €45, Petra Meiren, Design Yard. Leopard loop and branch €180, Costume

Known for her flamboyance, the New York stylemaker is celebrated in our fashion shoot

‘Apart from Ireland which I love, New Orleans is a magical place’

Imelda May likes to surround herself with books, music and a good mattress

Aoife Mulvenna, architect and blogger

Fashion forward: this week's fashion news and style tips

Orla Kiely in her London home

The London-based designer loves her 1970s stove and bookselves made from a single tree

Irish designers at River Island:  Anne Marie Rigney, Lucy Moller and William Shannon Doyle.

Irish designers create fashions at high street giant thanks to annual graduate bursary

Fashion Forward: Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Senz° aerodynamic umbrella, €54.95 from Arnotts

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

The Joanne Hynes collection for Dunnes Stores

Spring/Summer: Models of all ages and colours were on the catwalk for the dazzling Hynes supermarket show

Softly, softly ‘trans-seasonal’ approach you can wear all the way from plane to pool

Green green slacks (€549) and top (€419) by Ganni, available at Arnotts. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

Fashion Forward: Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

For the collection, Van Noten delved into the company archives going back to his first show 25 years ago

The Belgian designer celebrated his centenery show in French capital

Gionni rose foldover for €30, from Kilkenny, Debenhams, Shaws and Pamela Scott; Ava elaphe and leather shoulder bag, €1,125 from Jimmy Choo; Clementine MacNeice, stylist; River Island’s spring summer look

Rose handbags, cheery gingham, silver sandals and dresses for the ‘modern bride’

Yomiko Chen wears a  Lucia Jersey pink dress and tassel belt and Sarah Mc Govern wears an Iris pink kaftan. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish designer unveils her luxurious spring collection in four colour themes

Design and craftsmanship: Joseph Walsh and  Keisuke Kawai in Walsh’s  workshop near Kinsale

Keisuko Kawai came to Co Cork with his furniture-making tools and no English

Irish designer Helen Cody has swapped her pale palette for a riot of red, and says it’s given her courage

Diane von Furstenberg pink floral coat, €497; Benetton’s seamless jumper, and George Bryan equestrian pendants

Fashion Forward: Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Five of the key trends in Marks & Spencer’s new spring summer collection, unveiled in Dublin today:  From left, Havana, Simply Elevated, Earth, The Event Edit and Craftwork

Occasion wear and detailing are strong looks for the coming seasons

Ruth Ní Loinsigh  at home in Finglas. Photographs: Cyril Byrne

Pieces of me: Ruth Ní Loinsigh, boutique owner

Most women prefer pretty and feminine to overtly sexy, says   Sinead Sanderson, owner of lingerie shop Peaches & Cream; and similar style, different prices – dress for €90, left, by M&S, and one for €1,295 by Roksanda at netaporter.com

Jewellery designed by nature, pretty lingerie and clothing that the doctor ordered

 Design historian Linda King at home in North Strand, Dublin,   in her livingroom. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pieces of me: Linda King, design historian

Louis Copeland suit was €749,  now €374.50; pocket square was €29 now €14.50; Eton shirt was €149 now €74.50; Canali tie was €110 now €55

Half -price offers at tailor to the stars’ Dublin stores

Lady Gaga in the latest ad campaign for Tiffany & Co, which airs at the Superbowl this weekend

This week’s fashion news and style tips. (Get yourself a pink jumper)

Feathers and frippery from Miucca Prada (left); a classic Kensington trench (€1,795 from Burberry) along with a cheaper (€109) alternative from whistles.com

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Schumacher jacket was €567, now €285 (also in black); cardigan by Fabiana Filippi €478;  hat Yves Salomon €142

Unseasonal weather can spell headaches for retailers – but bargains for shoppers. We find the latest deals on sale this week

 Thalia Heffernan wearing a fuchsia silk dress by Niamh O’Neill (€495)  from the at the Arnotts SS17 collection. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The season’s big trend for florals was much in evidence in a range of looks

Isabella Suki dress, €187, Arnotts

Styles range from simple to all-out sparkle, but no wedding dress styles or ivory please

Cabbages and Roses dress in charcoal check €360.70; printed crop top from Dunnes €10;  Edwardian pendant – platinum, aquamarine, diamond and pearl –  from Brereton’s €5,850

Fashion Forward: Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Sarah Morrissey wearing a Zimmermann skirt (€2,105) from the Brown Thomas Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fairytale frocks and botanical florals from Dries Van Noten, Valentino and Peter Pilotto

Karen wears a pinafore-style dress and coat in herringbone tweed, both by Mariad Whisker for John Hanly. Yomiko wears a black linen skirt with navy apron by 31 Chapel Lane. Louise wears a tweed pinafore-style dress and eco-friendly wool parka coat by Mariad Whisker for John Hanly.

Some of Ireland’s top designers collaborated with wool and linen weavers for TextISLE

John Rocha, designer of fashion, jewellery, architecture, crystal and interiors: Photograph  Simon Brown

‘My style is a balance – it is modern, warm, welcoming and, I hope, comfortable’

This handwoven  tweed wrap titled Elsie is just one of many beautiful creations of  Leona Cregan. See  www.elsietweed.com for more

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan bring you the latest fashion news

Bumblebee necklace and gold lurex Bella Freud sweater emblazoned with the year 1970

Weirs, Seagreen, the Denim Bar and Oasis offer a cornucopia of December fashion

Necklace €950; rings from €1,770; necklace €800, all from Stonechat Jewellers

More women are buying their own jewellery, so it makes sense that women are also in the driving seat as designers and creative dir(...)

 Swamp Rose scarf from  Ciara Silke’s new collection; conflict-free diamonds from  stelladot.eu; and  earrings  from the Prism collection by Boodles, priced €12,000. Dream on

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

The storm jacket – a luxury version of the donkey jacket in merino, €520, from Inis Meáin. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

Aran Island firm’s men’s knitwear collection mixes sturdy substance with sophistication

Ruth Monaghan at home in Sandymount, Dublin: “I love texture and colour and Nordic simplicity and I believe that a home should be really comfortable and warm.” Photograph: Eric Luke

‘I dislike poinsettias and lilies – as all florists do – and the smell of lilies’


Cropped wide-leg pants,€169 from Tibi; or shine wide-leg pants, €2,500 from Sonia Rykiel; Keira dress, €110 from Mary Greene’s Divine boutique in Maynooth

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Simone Rocha, winner of the  womenswear designer of the year  at the 2016 Fashion Awards  in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Award confirms rise of 30-year-old London-based Irish designer

Irish deisgner Paula Rowan in a Naples workshop with Salvatore, a third-generation glove maker with 55 years of experience

Irish designer Paula Rowan taps into the legendary skills of Italian craftspeople for her gloves

The Kennedy 26 (€1,395)  with pom pom accessories (€195), and Prada sneaker for €395 (top)  and Reebok Women’s Classic   for €78 from Life Style Sports

The latest high street and designer collaboration, goddess scarves and textured capes

(Left) Luxury knitwear by Elaine Madigan from her new shop in the Westbury Mall; (Right) this rust and navy striped cardigan jacket (€250) is by Alexis Bernstorff from her debut collection at The Design House on Dawson Street

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan on fashion news and style tips

Left: ‘Helter’ featherweight cashmere blend cardigan with silk panels in cerulean blue €365; Right:  ‘Skinny Scoop Neck’ ribbed cashmere blend knit in colour squirrel €365

Sphere One knitwear collection by Lucy Downes

Navy cotton smock by Little Larks, €60, and Slim Jym Pjs, €40, from The Bright Company.

A round-up of this week’s top fashion news and leading style tips

Mary Ann O’Brien, of Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates, at home in Co Kilkenny: “The kitchen is big enough for multitasking, so the cook never misses any of the fun or conversation.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

‘I love our kitchen as it surrounds family and friends in a blanket of cosiness and warmth’

New  Mango styles for winter:  Edie Campbell: coat €119.99, jumper €119.99, polo neck €19.99, skirt €35.99; Natalie Westling: dress €29.99, jumper €19.99, boots €59.99.

Edie Campbell and Natalie Westling are the embodiment of the outdoorsy girls they portray in this Mango campaign

Black is always timeless and always makes an impression, says Glenda Gilson, while Finery’s winter trouser offerings include  this one called Oliver

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

THAT dress: Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions and William Doyle of Newbridge Silverware examine Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday Mr President” number, on display at the Museum of Style Icons and up for auction in Los Angeles. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

An Athlone native will soon conduct the world’s biggest sale of Monroe memorabilia

Louise Shirt €495Hair:Michael LeongMake up: Zoe ClarkePhotography: Barry McCallPhotography Assistant/Post production: Dylan Madden

The Irish designer has created a range of crisp white shirts for Turnbull & Asser

Gold-filled necklace (€105), heart pendant (€90) and silk dress by Eilis Boyle (made to measure) all from MoMuse, Powerscourt Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Richard Gilligan

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Pink leather T-shirt by Manley, skirt by Natalie B Coleman, at Só Collective at Kildare Village

The Só Collective project at Kildare Village gives a shopfront to Irish design

Actress Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday” to president John F Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, for his  45th birthday in 1962. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

Dress worn in 1962 arrives by private jet in Newbridge for exhibition before auction

This Helen Cody dress was styled in various ways by Eddie Shanahan, so that in one image it has old world ballerina charm and in another it looks like an Alice in Wonderland fantasy

A round up of this week’s fashion news and style tips

Mary Grant’s Urban collection (model is  Thalia Heffernan).

Casual street wear from Mary Grant is strong on knitwear from a family firm in Italy

Tiger fringe snood in cashmere and lambswool (€95), by Heather Finn. Eloise top  (€220) and Livvy skirt (€395),  by Heidi HIggins,  from her boutique at 42 Grattan Street, Portlaoise and Brown Thomas.

A round up of this week’s fashion news and style tips

(Left to right): Washed silk gabardine dress with Japanese inked hand crochet in matt black or white, €2,160; Ecological fur coat, feathered silver, €1,550; Black ottoman dress with handkerchief points, €890

Lismore Atelier in Waterford is the ambitious brainchild of designer Mary Gregory

Ciaran McGuigan at his Williamsburg store

Ciaran McGuigan on the success story of family business Orior in North America

Steal versus splurge: The dress on the left costs €100, the other one carries a price tag of €1,665

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Zowie Broach: “Education is a business these days.But it is incredibly important not just for the individual but for culture . . . If you have your fees and living arrangements cared for, you can focus on your work.”

Boudicca founder Zowie Broach is nurturing a new generation of designers

Carole Baijings and Stefan Scholten, who created the Elements collection for J Hill Standard Eamonn Terry, master glasscutter

Waterford skills and international vision go into new crystal brand, J Hill Standard

 Anna Parsons, Lady Oxmantown, in Birr Castle, Co Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Comfort, culture, natural materials and light guide Anna Lin Parsons in creating a home

Molloy Donegal tweed blazer, €95; waist coat, €50; Oxford shirt, €9.

This new menswear collection cuts a tweedy dash for fashion-conscious bargain-hunter hipsters

The third issue of Franc magazine, which aims is to create intelligent and accessible conversations about fashion, is avilable now. Irish glove queen Paula Rowan is celebrating ten years of her brand this year

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Lebue fur bow scarves in cream and natural, €400. Tivoli leather dress in black €1,065. Photograph: Miki Barlok

His latest collection, handmade in his Merrion Square atelier, reworks some of the grown-up tailoring

Sophie Milner, fashion blogger; The Romilly  coat, €850, Charlotte and Jane

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Cottage outside Kilfenora, Co Clare

Former holiday home of designer Ann Louise Roswald includes studio and guest quarters

For the first time, customers could buy a selected edit from the Topshop runway immediately after the show

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week's style tips and fashion news

Graphic prints on a long skirt with ankle boots, by Teatum Jones; Femininity with farmyard boots, from Simone Rocha’s spring/summer 2017 collection; Off-the-shoulder stretchy striped knits from Richard Malone

Some of the biggest stars at London Fashion Week this season were Irish designers

The Joanne Hynes-designed pink shearling coat costs €900 in Dunnes Stores

Clothes by designer Joanne Hynes prove big hit with ‘cool’ older women

Joanne Hynes: ‘Everything has come togethr, and it comes out of what I love’

Joanne Hynes’s fashion and accessories range for Dunnes Stores bears the hallmark of her design classics, including jewelled colla(...)

Above left: Lockets collection, top locket €75, bottom locket €69.95; black dress, River Island, €80. Above right: Rose gold trend collection, earrings €29.95, necklace €59.95, bracelet €54; grey cami, River Island €25, faux shearling jacket, Penneys €40

Classic styles and low prices appeal to Irish buyers

The 12-piece collection is made in Longford at Ann O’Reilly’s new production unit and prices are from €650-€1,500, with jewelled collars €195.

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week's fashion news and style tips

Peter O’Brien’s autumn/winter collection for Arnotts: navy full skirt wool coat (€495), Wool check top (€155) and skirt (€225), red caped dress (€295)

Peter O’Brien’s autumn/winter collection for Arnotts is one of the most elegant Irish collections on the market

 Richard Malone:  the 26-year-old joins previous nominees for Design Museum award such Dior and Prada. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish designer joins elite list for collection of knitted dresses inspired by his mother’s work uniform

Louise Kennedy’s Autumn Winter 2016 collection launched at her stunning Georgian headquarters 56 Merrion Square.

This Autumn/Winter collection was made for grand entrances

Vogue Williams in London-based designer Catriona Hanly’s “fashion makeover” for  heritage tweeds

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Aiveen Daly: “The way you cut satin will throw a different tone around the room”

Aiveen Daly’s craftsmanship and techniques of fabric manipulation blur the boundaries between fashion and interiors

Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott – Natalia Vodianova in Ann Demeulemeester and ‘wolf’ in Tom Ford. Hair and wolf mask by Julien d’Ys. UK, September 2009. Courtesy the Conde Nast publications

Former ‘Vogue’ stylist Grace Coddington has had her work documented in an excellent new book

“Don’t buy clothes when you’re hungover, jet- lagged or filled with self-loathing.”  Elizabeth Day, Author of Paradise City

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news and style tips

Affordable accessories company Parfois moves into clothing for the first time - and nothing costs more than €70

Sara Sands and David Hall sell five different styles of capes for women in Harris tweed

Dominique McMullan and Deirdre McQuillan round up this week’s fashion news

PU black biker jacket, €55.

Julia Restoin Roitfeld is the daughter of former Vogue editor Carine Roitfed. Now a mother herself, she knows what cool kids want (...)

Next Saturday fashion historian, writer and blogger Ruth Griffin will be conducting one of her final Lost Fashion Tours of the summer

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