Conrad hotel showcasing young Irish fashion designers’ collections


From now until the February 15th, the work of three young Irish fashion designers will be showcased at the Conrad hotel in Dublin.

Visitors to the five-star hotel will see key pieces from the spring/summer collections and current lines from Emma Manley, Caroline Matthews and Blathnaid McClean on display in the front windows and foyer as part of the hotel’s promotion of Irish design talent.

Manley, who interned with Alexander McQueen, established her label five years ago, Matthews is a Cork-based designer who works in leather and wool, while McClean from Dundalk is known for her clean, classic lines. Future plans for the hotel, according to general manager Martin Mangan, include art, furniture and jewellery displays.