Keira (left) and Dairine Kennedy of KDK Scarves.

Keira Kennedy is one half of Dublin brand KDK Scarves – a position she shares with her sister Dairine. The business was established in 2012 and has qu(...)

Tommy Hilfiger  with models backstage at his show  during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Park Avenue Armory. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger

The lobby of my fancy New York hotel is filled with fashionable people staring at their phones. They are largely dressed in black and have studious e(...)

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Edge your wardrobe towards spring

Fashion month is in full swing, and style blogs and websites are awash with pictures of shivering fashion folk on the streets at New York fashion wee(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: the least favourable among executives who attended  awards dinner at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

It’s just as well that American billionaire gasbag Donald Trump isn’t running for the presidency in Ireland judging by a straw poll of leading Irish e(...)

As we nudged forward towards the rocky, sandy precipice, the nose of the Evoque bounced vertically down by about a foot and a loud clanging sound issu(...)

Sinéad Burke: ‘I have called on many bystanders to pass me down that leopard-print coat, must-have pussy-bow blouse or eccentric sunglasses.’ Photograph: Sara Freund

This week in Life & Style we will be exploring loneliness from every angle in our new series, All the Lonely People. We want to hear from r(...)

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(...)

 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(...)