The Hyde Park monument mirrors the places where the four London bombs went off and has 52 stainless steel columns, each representing a victim

The process of architecture is one of improvisation, says Andy Groarke of Carmody Groarke architects, kicking off the third season of the Newnownext (...)

1970’s chic: suede coat, €1,240, Theory; dress, €446, Diane Von Furstenberg; glasses, €315, Miu Miu, all Brown Thomas. Hat, €19.99, River Island

If there’s one period that continues to dominate present day fashion it’s the 70s as this shoot styled by Carmel Daly illustrates. The vogue reache(...)

Prada has seen weaker sales in China and Hong Kong amid a government crackdown on corruption, including bribery which often takes the form of lavish gifts to officials. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Italian luxury goods company Prada reported its first drop in annual net profit since it listed in Hong Kong four years ago, as growing retail sales (...)

Carshoe driving loafers in gold or silver leather – rather like glamorous versions of the velvety suede and super-comfortable Tod’s – are available fr(...)

Attracta Courtney from Fermanagh is an international makeup artist who has worked with Zoe Jordan, Orla Kiely, Paul Costelloe and John Rocha but whose reach in the fashion world is much wider

She was once called the best kept secret behind Irish designers’ shows at London Fashion Week. Attracta Courtney from Fermanagh is an international ma(...)

Models present creations from  designer Margaret Howell at Rambert ballet centre during the 2015 Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week in London on February 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Heavy rain and wind and the Chinese New Year celebrations in Trafalgar Square turned central London into a traffic gridlock on Sunday with many fas(...)

Second Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin 4:  Owner Aisling Walsh runs an appointment-only business with a strong focus on customer service
Shoptalk: consignment stores

You’re about to be invited into the resurgent subculture of consignment stores. A consignment store does two things. Firstly, it sells your designer c(...)

Optica, a boutique eyewear business run by husband and wife team Donal and Deirdre McNally

Dawson Street, one of Dublin’s most beautiful thoroughfares, is currently blighted by Luas works but savvy shoppers will have noticed a subtle chan(...)

Italian luxury good maker Prada has indicated that weak growth in Asia had continued into this year. Photograph: Catwalking/Getty Images

Sales at Italian luxury group Prada fell in 2014 as market conditions in Asia gradually deteriorated in the second half of the year, the Milan-based g(...)

Yashow Clothing Market

The capital’s pre-eminent local magazine, the Beijinger, ran a poignant story last week about the end of a retail era in the Beijing Yashow market, on(...)