At the Irish Fashion Summit in Farmleigh were (from left): Eddie Shanahan, chairman CIFD; Patrick McHugh, photographer and web developer; Shelly Corkery, fashion director Brown Thomas; Elke Timmerman, Mode & Design Brussels;  and designer Heidi Higgins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Government agencies should do more to help Irish fashion designers argued Gorey-based designer Blaithin Ennis at the first Irish Fashion Summit held i(...)

            This year we have changed the categories slightly and added etailers and market stalls. We’re also mi(...)

Irish fashion designers show off their best work at the launch of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers autumn/winter collections in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fifteen members of CIFD (Council of Irish Fashion Designers) showed a selection of their autumn/winter collections in the sunny top floor studio of Pe(...)

Model L’Or Mayo wearing designs by Lisa Ryder at the autumn/winter collections shown by members of the Council of Irish Fashion Designers, in Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

“I’m tired of skinny dresses and ugly shoes. Hate short sleeves. Hate centre-back splits. Hate slouch.” These were among the opinions expressed by vet(...)