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

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

Hermès, H16, 62 Chacun Fait Son Nid, 90cm twill silk scarf, €345

Borrow style notes from the French – especially some of their artful knottingtechniques – and a well-chosen scarf will add dash to(...)

These jeans for €738, from Stella McCartney (left), don’t have a patch on the price of this floral appliqué version for €90 (right), from House of Holland, on Asos.

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

Girl – blouse €24.99, shorts €19.99, crown €14.99; boy – coat €39.99, shorts €19.99, knitted trousers €24.99, from H&M Studio at H&M, Dame Street, Dublin

The market in childrenswear grew by 6 percent last year and is now worth morethan €135 billion

“Style and self-esteem are very intertwined for me. Confidence breathes an energy into clothing that simply can’t be bought!”  Holly White, blogger & TV presenter

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

Marcks, black wool felt wide-brim hat with tilted crown, made to measure (£235/€285), by Marie Claire Ferguson

Inspired by architecture, Marie Claire Ferguson designs from a fresh perspective and her approach is working - one of her hats won(...)

Jessica Blake, fashion blogger: “I wish I didn’t but pressure on myself when I was younger to buy into trends.”

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

Sophie Richards from Gorey: ‘The Belgians and Dutch are ahead in breeding show-jumpers whereas with eventing, the Irish are top.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Away from the glamour of Ladies’ Day, women are riding high in all aspects of the annual Dublin Horse Show

Siobhán Quinn, a former management consultant from Abbeylara, has introduced a range of luxury Irish tweed capes with pure silk linings that cut quite a flamboyant air

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

 Designer Helen James  at her Terenure home. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The designer who has a best-selling range with Dunnes Stores, has furnished her home with carefully chosen things that have a past(...)

Snapchat star James Butler

Plus fashion news like a visitors’ centre in Co Clare, a printed silk scarf and Louis Vuitton’s latest luggage

Garrett O’Hagan with the chair he has designed  in conjunction with Alex Guflev, an Italian designer based in Vienna. It’s called Aran. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘The less you put in a space, the easier and more pleasure you will get from it’

Beyoncé in a Eugenia Kim hat with custom-made embroidery by Laura Weber at the NY Embroidery Studio

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Michelle Obama are all fans of Laura Weber’s intricate designs

This pretty pink wool dress, €350, is from new Irish label Tissue’s current collection, while this green wrap over dress (€79) from COS will see you through to winter while flattering every curve.

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

Ib Jorgensen at home in Donnybrook. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ib Jorgensen: ‘A mirror over the mantelpiece is an easy way out – I would much prefer a painting’

Long flax cashmere sweater, €825

Cashmere, alpaca and silk are the signature fabrics in the new collection for the Create exhibition

“Having the most basic LBD paired with colour popping accessories will be the fastest go-to party look you could ever put together.”  Model and blogger Louise O’Reilly

Plus the Dublin hotel with an in-house milliner, and a flamingo steal vs splurge

Straw disc hat with giant pink rose, €350

By wearing a hat, you can enliven and transform an inexpensive outfit, and try on a different personality at the same time

The Tweed Project

Ethical, environmentally friendly labels are making clothes in organic cotton and silk, and local tweed

The winner of the “Dundrum Town Centre Best Dressed Lady” will walk away with a not so meagre prize of €10,000 in Dundrum Town Centre vouchers. Photograph: Leon Farrell

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

Shapeshifting lingerie examples range from a magnificent shocking pink corset in silk satin to a present day waist training corset

From pantaloons and petticoats, to bloodied corsets and Kardashians, our briefs have a long history

Sarah Swan is making her mark in the fashion world with her new  scarf collection

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

Mary Heffernan adores the portraits of her two children. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mary Heffernan says the interiors she looks after differ from hers and her small budget

Treat your tootsies with these gold-padded metallic mules for €550 from Gucci, or walk tall in these metallic mules for €29.99 from H&M

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

Operating table circa 1952 retrieved by Lucy Downes from the former hospital on Dublin’s Hume Street. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

This fashion designer salvaged a 1952 operating table and uses it for displaying favourite objects

Chambray shirt €79 from Dunnes Stores

Inspired by a super-stylish woman she met on holiday, designer Carolyn Donnelly has come up with a simple, easy-to-pack collection(...)

Tanya Grimson, editor of maven46; oversized A-line blazer from COS; coloured diamonds from Boodles and a yellow raincoat from Regatta at The Great Outdoors

Plus style secrets, heart clutches, summer blazers and luxurious make-up

Cillian Ó Súilleabháin, award winning Irish furniture designer and maker. Photographs: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish designer’s technical rigour informs his crafting of planks into stunning tables and cabinets

This recreated soft underfoot sensation of running on pine needles

Sneakers have come off the sports field and onto the catwalk, as designers come up with ever more innovative versions of the humbl(...)

“We chose the colours because they remind us of things we love about this island– rich green seaweed”

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

A rope lamp at Anthony Peto’s home in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Hatmaker Anthony Peto on the design philosophy that runs through his life

Sharp couple: Derek and Zoe McGrath at their wedding in Dublin

Say bye-bye to convention and deck yourself out with bold, check patterns and tweed

Models Anastasia and Niamh McCormack. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Level of craftsmanship, creativity and innovation at event shows potential of graduates

Laura Kidd at Airfield Farm, Dublin, wearing knitwear by Fintan Mulholland

Knitwear designers have moved on from the traditional Aran sweater

Also: tights for warmer weather and Stella McCartney’s Brown Thomas collection

In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija has secured the rights to sell products from one of the oldest and most famous pharmacies in the world, Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Also: Snappy Lingerie from Marks & Spencer, Style V Splurge and diamonds for charity

Nuala Goodman at home in Milan, under her portrait of Ettore Sottsass. Photograph: Carlo Lavatori

In her spacious but warmly chaotic Milan home, the Irish artist is glad of the haven of her studio, where she can get on with her (...)

A new book called Slow Fashion highlights the growing importance of sustainable fashion worldwide

Also: Steal v Splurge, in praise of flats, and a touch of sparkle

Interior designer Roisin Lafferty in the garden of her home and office in Ranelagh. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There is no point following each new trend too closely, picking one colour and sticking to it, or imposing a strict style concept (...)

Striking graduate designs in red with a heavy scarf by Zoe Redmond, knitwear by Aisling Duff, a casual split-colour outfit by Eavan Butler and beautiful pleating from Nino Sanaia

The themes are rich and varied as NCAD students display materials and ideas

The obvious stand-out piece from River Island’s new Studio collection is this  navy suede eyelet detail tunic style dress

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

Since humble beginnings in Dublin, the chain now boasts over 300 stores in 10 countries and 62,000 employees

Following the success of the store in the US, and as it launches in Milan next week, we follow the success of Penneys from a pile(...)

A bag from Livia Firth’s micro collection for M&S.   This summery starburst ensemble of shoes – flats, courts and pumps – is from Dolce & Gabbana’s new Rainbow Lace collection

Also, M&S’s passport to happiness, athleisure and three key accessory investments

 Aoibheann McNamara in front of artwork by artist Joana Astolfi at her home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The restaurateur likes to mix Scandinavian sleek with Moroccan style in her open-plan home

We think Tar Mar would approve of these agressivly cuffed jeans and of Michael Kors new smart smartwatch

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

Blush silver double-clove neckband, €105

Wexford jeweller Bláithín Ennis’s latest collection - insipred by the 1940s film Fantasia - is a whimsical departure from her dark(...)

The pom pom trend meets tribal in this week’s steal vs splurge.  (€244.40 left, €29.99 right)

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan on this week's style news and tips.

Louise Kennedy  in her Andrew Martin chair. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At the helm of Irish design for 30 years, Louise Kennedy is not afraid to mix styles. The key is ensuring every component has meri(...)

Green silk printed blouse with waist belt €795; yellow tiered tulle skirt €1,615 both by Dries Van Noten; Nude leather mules €475 by Gucci. White cotton dress with sheer lace panels, €2,995 by Stella McCartney; Black leather woven sandals, €925 by Gianvito Rossi. Floral tiered voile dress, €3,300 by Erdem; Nude mules, €475 by Gucci. Pale pink and lemon chiffon blouse with exaggerated sleeves and tassels, €4,380; white tailored track pants with side stripes and zips, €820; nude woven sandals, €650; all by Chloe.

Summer’s statement pieces that will inspire a slew of more wearable and affordable high street versions

Protect your peepers with these So Real round sunglasses for €460 from Dior at Brown Thomas or protect your bank balance with these €4 spectacles, available from Penneys

Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s news, style advice and more

Mid-century man: Michael Mortell picutred in his apartment in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The mid-century specialist says interiors must have an aesthetic appeal based on proportion, understanding of colour, distribution(...)

Portrait of Saoirse Ronan by Barry McCall

In our weekly fashion column, Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s news, style advice and more

Simone Roche, Emma O’Carroll, Orla Kiely, Liz Kelsh, Ciara Hunt, Helen Lambert, Fiona Byrne, Breege O’Donoghue, Freida Gormley

To celebrate International Women's Day, we've found an outstanding bunch of Irish women whose influence is felt around the world. (...)

The newest accessory to get a tassel upgrade is the handbag. Try this suede bag for €24 from Penneys (left) or upgrade to first class with this Hudson mini-tasselled leather shoulder bag from €1,550 at Chloé (right)

In our weekly fashion column, Deirdre McQuillan and Dominique McMullan round up this week’s news, style advice and more

Living colour: Helen Steele in her studio, a converted duck hatchery, in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Helen Steele’s art, clothes and Monaghan home are all influenced by colour theory, graffiti art and the ‘joie de vivre of colour’ (...)

Left – Kieran’s choice: Grey denim shirt, €145, All Saints; jeans, €90, Levis; black boots, €110 Bugatti; Right– Grace’s choice: Red/white stripe tee, €42, Farah; navy trousers, €130, Gant; navy blazer, €199.95, Selected; white lace-ups, €65, Converse

Three image-aware young actors pick their favourite look, then Deirdre McQuillan gets a top stylist to give them an alternative

Irish fashion designer Daniel Kearns, who will work with David Beckham on his new label as creative director of the British heritage brand Kent & Curwen

Son of former High Court president made creative director of Kent & Curwen

Senator Averil Power favours strong colours on the plinth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As election posters comandeer every available pole and window in the country, here’s how to avoiding the pitfalls of dressing for (...)

‘A real eye opener’: fashion designer Helen Cody

The Irish fashion designer has come up with Vessels, a collection of rugs that use a delicate palette

“I don’t let my daughter watch Barbie – I don’t want her worrying about her hair. We can guide them as mothers away from a lot of stuff that is thrown at them.”

Deirdre McQuillan talks to London-based fashion brand consultant Orlagh O’Reilly

Frankie red dress with small  shoulder opening, belted waistline  and flared hem, €399; Starla navy crepe with dotted jacquard front panel with elbow length sleeves, €465

This collection is full of colour and brio, and aimed at the 30-35 plus age group

Every jacket is sold with an accompanying tin of wax but many choose to have the jackets professionally rewaxed at the factory

Deirdre McQuillan on how a waxed jacket is made

Dublin nail salon Tropical Popical, which gained global recognition thanks to Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan

The Oscar-nominated star of ‘Brooklyn’ has been raving about this Dublin nail salon on the red carpet and US TV

Image one: Brown hat €235, Wrap €355; Gushlow & Cole, Arnotts. Image two: Ear muffs €155, Arnotts. Image three: Coat €530, Reiss, Arnotts. Image four: Coat €230, Coast; Blouse €115, Theory, Brown Thomas.

The call of the wild means shaggy cover ups and teddy coats – modern fabric technology can make very convincing reproductions of a(...)

Textile designer Aoife Mullane and designer Grainne Walley. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A crop of Irish graduates are forging successful careers in the notoriously fickle international fashion industry. Here are some t(...)

Jefferson Hack: “Nightclubs since the 1960s have been a laboratory for ideas that have gone on to influence popular culture. People who live in a subculture know what is going to happen in five years’ time.” Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty

Hack, whose magazine Dazed became a counterculture style bible, talks about fashion, journalism, technology and his collaboration (...)

Detail of photograph by Niall McInerney from the book Fashion’s Front Line

McInerney left Limerick for London at 17 and became a top catwalk photographer

Artist’s impression of proposed social housing by Dominic Stevens

Architect Dominic Stevens is about to embark on a social housing scheme in Dublin, the first of its kind in Ireland, that will be (...)

Above: camel trench coat, €675, Orla Kiely; printed silk scarf, €125, Susannagh Grogan; pleated black dress with collar, €295, Peter O’Brien

For the next week a range of homegrown talent will be showcased in Arnotts. Enter Orla Kiely, Peter O’Brien and Helen McAlinden, (...)

Whether we’re dreaming of a white one or not, Christmas is the time when the inner festive feline wants to show off a bit, to cele(...)

Rory Parnell Mooney: “I have been trying to make the same outfit again and again and make it perfect.” Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

The Galway designer’s minimal style is influenced by religious garments and his own schooling by the Jesuits

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