“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.”

When powerful companies like Harrods, Brora, Gap, Disney – and more recently Stella McCartney – want collaborations with what’s called in modern parl(...)

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 current season’s faux furs, so much in fashion, can deceive the eye and touch. Fur has been flying on the catwalks and fake animal pelts are havi(...)

Juilianne Moore, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence dazzled in bright block colours at the 73rd  Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 10th.

In a ceremony riven with Ricky Gervais’ flat, misdirected bantering and the horrifying reappearance of Mel Gibson, it was fairly obvious that the wom(...)

Read all our Christmas content at irishtimes.com/itschristmas Today’s snow queens are not icy maidens bedecked in ballerina drifts of tulle – i(...)

Models present creations for Alexander McQueen during the 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images

The femininity coming through in the Paris shows was nowhere more evident that at the McQueen collection staged in the elite Lycee Carnot in Paris whe(...)

A model show’s French designer Barbara Bui’s creation at the women’s ready-to-wear collection during fashion week in Paris. Photograph: Reuters

“This season’s collection is a tribute to girls named Kate, Chloe, Cecilia, Corinne, Emma... and others who embody liberty and elegance” was the state(...)

From left, Rosie O’Reilly, Chupi, Emma Manley, Helen Steele (at back), Laura Kinsella, Jill de Búrca, Honor Fitzsimons, Lisa McCormack (on chair), Maria Dorai Raj and Natalie B Coleman

Each year, the Irish presence at London Fashion Week grows. JW Anderson, Paul Costello and Orla Kiely are now fixtures at the shows, and Simone Roc(...)

US ‘Vogue’ editor Anna Wintour: “There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous.” Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

“There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous,” says US Vogue editor Anna Wintour in the documentary The September Issue. If y(...)

Isabelle Traber models Dolce & Gabbana at the launch of the Brown Thomas autumn/winter 2015 season. Photograph: Sara Freund

This is a season of contrasts and contradictions – of minis and maxis, of the retrospective and futuristic, of masculine and feminine, of embellishme(...)

 White jersey mesh shoulder dress, €263.20  by Jill de Burca  from the Design Centre or  jilldeburca.com

‘It’s writing your dreams with a needle”, is how the late François Lesage, the world’s most famous embroiderer once described the love for his craf(...)