Above: camel trench coat, €675, Orla Kiely; printed silk scarf, €125, Susannagh Grogan; pleated black dress with collar, €295, Peter O’Brien

‘We don’t always have to look abroad now to fit gaps in categories,” says Deirdre Devaney, head of womenswear at Arnotts as the store celebrates Ir(...)

Charming guff: Nigella Lawson, back on BBC Two. Photograph: Gary Moyes

This is the year of Irish design, which I suspect will come as news to people who aren’t directly involved in or especially interested in that world. (...)

Rebeka Kahn: ‘People send me the most incredibly emotional emails thanking me for their artwork. It feels like a success to be able to make people so happy.’

Rebeka Kahn Artwear specialises in the creation of three- dimensional art pieces made from ceramic and glass employing the ancient Japanese method of (...)

At the Orla Kiely presentation during London Fashion Week for spring-summer 2016 on Sunday. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images

The hottest ticket at London Fashion Week at the weekend was for Simone Rocha’s show coinciding with the official opening of her first shop in Mayfair(...)

This cute little flap black bag 179 is by Fossil, a US brand making affordable leather bags. It is stocked by the Kilkenny Shop in Dublin. At p(...)

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(...)

Models are seen backstage prior to the Jamie Wei Huang show on day 1 of London Fashion Week: Fall Winter 2015 at Fashion Scout Venue. Photo: Nicky J Sims/Getty Images

London Fashion Week kicked off to a strong start on Friday, with collections showing a deference to texture and colour, with BDSM-inspired leather (...)

Orla Kiely’s catwalk presentation during London Fashion Week last year. Photograph: Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images

Every six months, Somerset House undergoes a transformation. This neoclassical building, smack-bang on the Thames, has a central square that has be(...)

Models Teo Sutra, Jonathan Zavala, and Yomiko Chen, are caught by a sudden gust of wind during a photocall to launch the Arnotts Spring Summer 2015 collections , in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Wood Quay Venue behind the Civic Offices – featuring parts of the original Viking walls of Dublin – was the location for a breakfast presentation(...)