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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

‘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(...)

Gail Kilroy , Monkstown, Co. Dublin  with her favourite Louis Vuitton bag.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Gail Kilroy (above) Mother of four  Girls find boys at 12, I found bags. A denim rucksack in Tenerife was the start of it. Now as(...)

Flair for fashion: Aine Carlin’s daily uniform comprises jeans, a Breton top and headscarves

‘I am an all-or-nothing person if I decide I want to do something. There is no compromise,” says Derry-born vegan Aine Carlin, who brings flair and(...)

The Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The crowds that gathered on the steps of the Paris Opera yesterday morning for Stella McCartney’s winter show included star guests: her father Paul, W(...)