NIAMH O’NEILL An NCAD graduate who made her design debut with her 2012 autumn-winter collection, having honed her skills in London, Paris and N(...)

 Maria Boardman wearing a red mesh dress by Maje, and Thalia Heffernan wearing a Needle & Thread hand-beaded dress at the launch of the BT2 Spring Summer Collection  in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 0:45

“This store is about streetwear and occasion wear,” said Shelly Corkery of Brown Thomas, launching BT2’s spring/summer collections yesterday with a sh(...)

Peter Pilotto for Target

The recent glut of designer/ high-street collaborations (think the much-hyped but slightly flat Isabel Marant collection for H&M) may have left(...)

Left: Knit vest (¤240) by M Missoni; Skirt (¤320) by Anna Sui, both at Arnotts. Shoes (¤85), at Office. Middle: Shirt (¤47), skirt (¤33), and shoes (¤80), all from River Island. Right: Jungle print tee (¤95), by Michael Kors; skirt (¤285), by Marc Jacobs at Brown Thomas; shoes (¤65) at Office

Classical fashion thinking would have us believe that one patterned item is enough to set off an outfit: a printed tee with a pair of plain jea(...)