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

Take a tour of Penneys’ standout affordable pieces for autumn-winter.

Penneys offers us a range of standout affordable pieces for the forthcoming season


‘I’ve never found myself before in a space like Ett Hem hotel where I lusted after every item around me’

The Aran sweater which will be displayed in MOMA from the  October 1st to January 28th in Items: Is Fashion Modern exhibition. From Ireland’s National Folklife Collection in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

The emblematic piece of Irish clothing gets a starring role in a new Manhattan exhibition

Floral print shirt by Issey Miyake from ‘me Issey Miyake Cauliflower, 2016’ collection.

Turning Japanese: exhibition celebrates Irish and Japanese style and inspiration

Lounge in style with a robe (€180) and  Palazzo pants (€120) from  The Ethical Silk Company.

Fashion Forward: Cool kimonos, Erdem at H&M and white shirts for every budget

Princess Diana in the famous “Revenge” dress by Christina Stambolian arriving at the Serpentine Gallery on the night Prince Charles revealed his infidelity

An exhibition in Newbridge marks the 20th anniversary of her death


Five stylish Irish women reveal their favourite outfits, best shops and body positive outlooks

 Knitwear designer Pearl Reddington lives in a  cabin in her parents’ back garden. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pieces of Me: ‘I have a sarong and I have brought it everywhere with me’

Look west with this shawl from The Tweed Project

Fashion Forward: baroque style at Fee G; avant garde jewellery by Circa; and time for tweed

“The Great Gatsby” at The Gate Theatre in Dublin, gatetheatre.iePhotograph: Patrick Bolger

Actors talk about 1920s costumes in the current F Scott Fitzgerald production which has audiences dressing up too

Holden Backpack, €645.

Fashion forward: New from Holden, Iris & Ink, and swirly summery scarves

Designer Ally Nolan (left), with model Jane Higgins wearing the Future Fashion Design Award 2017 design as part of the Festival of Curiosity at The Chocolate Factory, Dublin. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Ally Nolan took the Future Fashion Design Award 2017 with a design inspired by 18th-century crinolines and 1950s Dior

Black dresses from the private collection of Didier Ludot in Paris

Rare pieces from the greatest of fashion designers at Sothebys’ sale, leather accessories and hats for the races

Vintage cream shaggy gilet €35 and vintage faux fur stole €30 both from Mercury Goes Retrograde Cork. Vintage cream linen dress €85 from The Retro Workshop Cork. Cowbells accessory 21 Casa Crafts Cork. Feathered egg choker €45 made to order by Mary Ginnifer Designs.

Mary Ginnifer is a stylist who creates accessories with a theatrical edge

Di Milo, Morehampton Road, Donnybrook

More and more Dublin salons are opening early to catch people before they head in to work

Brigette cat print dress, €65

The Hollywood star stopped off at Carousel, the Dublin boutique that is grabbing international attention

Fashion Forward: Ghost at Kildare, new premises and a little fashion history

From floral daywear to a voluminous pink Erdem gown, #BTAW17 wowed the early morning crowd

Bargain shoes to take an outfit up a notch and a bridal showcase not to miss

Dress sense for the Irish summer

From go-to denim, to culottes, to layers - some favourite summer staples

 Peter O’ Brien’s books at his home in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

‘This is the first place in which I feel perfectly happy... I refused to put down roots in London, Paris and New York’

Black vintage taffeta dress with feather detail, Caroline Kilkenny, €324; Black tuxedo jacket, J. Lindeberg, €445; Shoes by Carvela

Fashion: feminine sensibility to masculine tailoring in a collection full of attitude

Lainey Keogh: Her big break came in 1989 when Christian Lacroix awarded her the Prix de Coeur in Monte Carlo. Photograph: Eilish McCormack

Ireland’s queen of cashmere on burn out, spending years in bed and her comeback

Embroidered white cotton kaftan, €866, by Pippa Holt, Net-A-Porter;  sea-print kaftan, €99, by & Other Stories

Fashion Forward: Create at BTs, new Irish jewellery and seeing red with Marc Cain


Scour those upmarket shops and online sites for the very best deals ... and dress for success

Thalia Heffernan at home in Stoneybatter with her dog Leonard. Photograph: Alan Betson

The 22-year-old, one of Ireland’s top models, on calming colours and her love of John Rocha

Sarah Swan and Peter Homan scarf

And Alexa Chung’s new label and art-inspired scarves

Peach finish 100 per cent cotton shirt €49,95 – comes with long or short sleeves

Once known for long johns, button-free tops and vests, its outerwear has been expanding

Hugh Finnerty’s beautiful graduate collection drew on Icelandic and Japanese folk tales about the loss of loved ones at sea.

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

The ‘It Brit’ launches her first collection a mix of provocative slogan t-shirts, granny jumpers and frilly pinafores

Amber Eyewear is an Irish company selling glasses that block the blue light from screens that gets in the way of a decent night’s sleep

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

Actress Susan Sarandon attends the 'Ismael’s Ghosts' screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Antony Jones/Getty

Actress Susan Sarandon gave two fingers to the notion of 'age appropriate dressing' at this year’s Cannes Festival

Black dress €55,  earrings €24, River Island.

From luxury to high street, the one-shoulder trend is a tough one to shrug off

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

Floral horn clip on earrings by Marni 470 from; Colourful drop earrings by Cecile & Jeanne €99; H&M’s Coachella earrings €7.99

Have you the neck to wear them?

John Redmond: “I don’t like leaving things in the same place for too long – maybe that’s the influence of my work.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘It is vital to work with someone who gets you and doesn’t impose their style on you’

Juvi Designs Coral Collection:  Silver rings  from €55-€99,  Seadrop pendant,  €75,  see

Husband and wife duo Vincent Tynan and Julie Danz launch new season gems

Author Caroline Foran:  “I’ll never regret saving up and spending half of my rent on a classic leather jacket.”

Fashion Forward: A round-up of this week’s biggest fashion news and style tips

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

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

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

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 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; 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.

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