The parachute dress. 
Norma Kamali updated the parachute dress in International Orange in 1974, replacing silk with waterproof nylon with an inherent ability to catch the wind.

Forget handbags, jeans, shoes or hats . . . it’s the dress that is at the core of fashion

Joseph Walsh is a self-taught furniture designer and first started learning about woodwork at the age of eight from his grandfather, James Duignan. Photograph: Andrew Bradley

The curving and flamboyant creations of this Kinsale-based designer are making waves in the furniture and art worlds

Models present creations during London Fashion Week. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Reworking of girly details and sharp tailoring offer fresh edge and resonance

Take a bow

A young Irish design talent returned

Magic of Mayo

36 views of Croagh Patrick

Models wearing creations from the Topshop Unique Spring/Summer 2015 collection  during London Fashion Week. Photograph: Reuters

Margaret Howell a consistent champion of offhand gamine elegance

 Models  at the Danielle Romeril presentation during London Fashion Week yesterday. Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Irish designers Danielle Romeril, JW Anderson and Orla Kiely in the spotlight

Designer Peter O’Brien cuts us some slack with his latest collection which is easy to wear, relaxed and stars navy – with a dash o(...)

A model presents a creation from the Bora Aksu Spring/Summer 2015 collection during London Fashion Week today. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters.

Some 43 per cent of British designers now have e-commerce websites

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