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 2:07

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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

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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

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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(...)