Mary Shaw, Paris-based Irish designer who created Sequana interiors business

‘I am a colour person as you can see – and I think the Irish have a gift for colour,” says Paris-based Irish designer Mary Shaw, gesturing to the g(...)

Models present creations by designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as part of their Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women’s ready-to-wear collection for Japanese fashion house Kenzo during Paris Fashion Week March 8th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

Spring was in the air in Paris as sunshine drew out the Sunday crowds, but on the fifth day of fashion week winter remained the focus. The main shows (...)

 Models walk the runway during the Celine show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 yesterday. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The Indian summer drawing out crowds in Paris chimed with the spring/summer collections for 2015 which continued in the French capital at the weeke(...)

Yves Carcelle, who has died aged 66, was the charismatic executive who transformed Louis Vuitton from a staid French maker of handbags and travel trun(...)

A model wears a creation for Junya Watanabe’s ready-to-wear autumn/winter   collection in Paris. Photograph: AP /Zacharie Scheurer

An Aran sweater modernised with black jet beading was one of the items that caught this Irish eye at Junya Watan(...)

A Lanvin one-shoulder raspberry dress, a Proenza Schouler silver foiled dress and a Lanvin metallic shirt in red from the Brown Thomas collection. Photograph: Alan Betson

With its winter sale ending this week, Brown Thomas’s breakfast fashion show, held yesterday in its stylish new restaurant, introduced the new spring (...)

A model presents a creation by British designer Phoebe Philo from her spring/summer 2014 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Céline during Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Phoebe Philo at Céline is one of fashion’s star performers. She is keenly watched and influential. Her current winter collection with its pastel colou(...)

From left : Lanvin Butterfly dress  and red coat,  suit by Dior and crepe dress from  Bottega Venetta at a preview of the Brown Thomas autumn-winter collections in Dublin last night. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

“Red is the strongest colour, followed by black and navy,” said Shelly Corkery, Brown Thomas’s fashion director, at the store’s preview last night of(...)

Left to right: Saskia dress (€130) at Bow & Pearl, Ranelagh; mint green dress (€230, was €289), at Fran & Jane; multicoloured print dress (€1,450), by Peter Pilotto at Brown Thomas

In many ways, it seems as if a time before Sex and the City has never existed. References to the hit HBO series pepper conversations with men and wome(...)