Isabelle Traber models Dolce & Gabbana at the launch of the Brown Thomas autumn/winter 2015 season. Photograph: Sara Freund 2:47

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

 Shelly Corkery, fashion director for Brown Thomas. Photograph: Alan Betson

For every applicant for a shop floor job in Brown Thomas, there are hundreds who want to skate straight in as a fashion buyer. Ideally in a flippy (...)

Richard Desmond: “Everybody has ethics, I’m sure Adolf Hitler had ethics. It’s about what you think is right.” Photograph: Peter Maciarmid/Getty Images

The Irish Times is being escorted to the top floor of the Northern & Shell office building in London by a hefty young man who says he “looks af(...)

Marks & Spencer:  while other retailers may struggle, shoppers have been clamouring for a 1970s-inspired beige suede skirt from its Limited Edition range. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the fickle business of fashion it’s all about calling the right trends. But even getting the ranges right doesn’t always guarantee a boost to the b(...)

Shirts and blouses are the go-to for office wear for a reason

The holy trinity of workplace dressing comprises: (1) looking professional; (2) remaining true to your personal style; and (3) being comfortable. S(...)

Well equipped: Discovery Sport has Terrain Response Control and Hill Decent Control to keep it moving when going off road 3:53

You could have been forgiven for thinking that Land Rover has pretty much stopped making cars bearing its own name and simply decided to become Ran(...)

It’s no surprise that the colour pink has been embraced by forward looking designers, from Simone Rocha to Celine

Fashion designers, it is said, are no longer dictators, their looks slavishly copied year on year by the waiting hordes. In these days of social me(...)

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(...)

Laura Whitmore (centre) and models walk the runway at the Bora Aksu show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at Somerset House. Photograph: Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images

Fashion sights will be trained on London this weekend and a host of catwalk events at the 61st London Fashion Week which was formally opened by Natali(...)

Copies of the Daily Mirror newspaper move along the production line at the Trinity Mirror   print plant in Watford, UK. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Trinity Mirror has publicly apologised for phone hacking and said civil claims will cost the company millions more than first thought. The owner of th(...)