Meghan Hatherell (LSAD) Unexpected

Dublin and Limerick deliver promising students to the world of fashion

Una King with her graduate collection which earned her an internship at  River Island

Stylefile: Róisín Pierce’s Chanel win, a go anywhere dress and royal embroidery lessons

The Dandelion Clock brooch from Boodles' Wonderland collection

Furniture and fashion meet at Meadows & Byrne; freshen up your look with make-up artist Zoe Clarke

Linen haul: a skinny Irish linen scarf used as a headscarf (€120). Photograph: Barry McCall

Sonia Reynolds and Frances Duff’s gamble on Irish linen has paid off beautifully

Raincoat made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets, available at Fresh Cuts

Stylefile: Swimwear, jackets and boots for those who want style as well as adventure

From see-through totes to hipster bumbags to barely-there sandals and mules

The new Russell Hobbs iron  features just one optimum heat that can be used on all ironable fabrics from silk to denim without changing the setting.

Style File: From keeping your head safe to petite frames and summer cover-ups

Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon: megawatt smiles, formidable firepower

The design pair on building their partnership, and their new collection for Dunnes

Kimono by Adaptability Clothing

Stylefile: New Irish company has a range of garments designed to make dressing easier

Lots of choice from vintage florals to saturated primary shades with graphic prints

Clare and John, the husband and wife team behind Memo luxury fragrances.

Stylefile: Teapot prints, rainy day gear and made to measure at Magee

Irish design: millinery by Michelle Kearns, Deb Fanning and the Season Hats.

Irish millinery is free spirited, not tied down by imposed rules

Penney’s new 100% sustainable cottons jeans, priced €17

Stylefile: New denim range features three colours. They cost just €17 each

Bedlinen from Piubelle, made in Portugal. But what is thread count, you ask. It’s the measure of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch. Is it important? “Thread counts are a fad,” says Lisa Duffin of Bottom Drawer in Brown Thomas

Forget the numbers – when it comes to buying bedlinen, you need to touch and feel

Sunshine shades lift the spirits and dispatch wintry black opaques into the cupboard

Choosing the right tones for your skin makes you look brighter, fresher and younger

V&A trustee: the Irish fashion designer Jonathan Anderson. Photograph: Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty

JW Anderson creative director caught Prada’s attention in Brown Thomas job

Jumper €210 Max + Co, trousers €179 Joseph Ribkoff, Arnotts, trainers €45 River Island, earrings €28 Om Diva

Spring fashion trends are blossoming, and floral fever is hard to avoid

Floral bouquet from Appassionata

From a classic bouquet to green-friendly tote bags, there’s plenty to choose from

Gold pendants by Emer Roberts

Stylefile: Emer Roberts rat-inspired pieces, Belfast denim and new childrenswear Kirkbee

Designer Exchange: Secondhand is not second best when it comes to buying designer handbags

Many believe Paddy Coughlan knows more about designer bags than Kim Kardashian

Anne-Marie Tomchak: the Irish journalist will be responsible for editorial content on British Vogue’s online platforms

Condé Nast’s British fashion title recruits former Mashable editor and RTÉ journalist

Peter O’Brien for Dunnes: this is the designer’s largest spring-summer range for the store

Neutral shades, plus navy and raspberry, feature in graceful spring-summer range

Fashion designer Simone Rocha edited the latest edition of A Magazine Curated By. Photograph:   Joanne O’Brien

Irish designer’s editing of A Magazine Curated By is sophisticated and intelligent

From Jennifer Kinnear’s Grace O’Malley collection: a pendant depicting the fireside meeting between  Grace O Malley and Queen Elizabeth 1

Style file: Ethereal tulle dresses, illustrated t-shirts, and an Irish designer to watch

Men at work: Scott Kennedy, Terry Allen, David Alford, Darragh Collins and Niall Woods

For those trying to abandon the safety of a suit, dressing casually can be a minefield

‘All Weather Girl’: a stylish cover up for the Irish climate, the raincoat is transparent

My First Love, the spring/summer collection from Hynes, includes stylish clothing for all weathers

Arnotts launched their SS19 collections, Kelli wears a pink dress, Niamh O Neill, €395 and Thalia wears a pink check jacket, €370, pink check skirt, €190, both Tara Jarmon. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Florals and trenchcoats feature at the department store’s show

Ireland’s first professional sneaker care company is called Kultur.

Stylefile: Sharp suits, clean runners and boutique birthdays

Spring wardrobe: black blazer at All Saints (was €198, now €125); white silk top at Escada (was €349, now €249); red trousers at the Kooples(were €198, now €129) trainers at Kurt Geiger (were €105,  now €70)

Fashion: Blazers, wearing blue on blue and denim jackets are all on trend this season

Models present creations by Dries Van Noten at  Paris fashion week on February 27th. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty

Belgian designer draws inspiration from his garden for winter 2019

Models present creations by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as part of her autumn/winter  collection for  Dior during Paris Fashion Week on MOnday. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Maria Grazia Chiuri's autumn/winter ready-to-wear show revisited working class teenage rebels as high fashion

Cocoon grandad shirt from Cos.

Stylefile: It’s all about turning heads, keeping to heel and squaring up

Aria lavishly embellished cape, €2,500 and Piper Capri trousers, €495 – Louise Kennedy

For the designer revisiting Laois hotel brought back memories of school dances there

Looks from London Fashion Week. Photographs: PA, Getty Images

Here are the style lessons for the autumn-winter season

Karl Lagerfeld, November, 2011. Photograph: Reuters/Kena Betancur/File Photo

Deirdre McQuillan’s assessment: Ability to refresh Chanel season after season earned him legendary status

Thalia wearing white Thalia embellished lace bomber (€2995), Kristen tulle skirt (€495) from Louise Kennedy’s Spring-Summer 2019 collection, which was unveiled at Ballyfin Demesne, Co Laois, on Tuesday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The designer brought 30 of her most loyal clients to see the ‘timeless’ spring-summer collection

Some of Paul Costelloe’s designs at his London Fashion Week show on Monday

Also flying the flag for Irish design were Richard Malone and JW Anderson while Erdem put on a sumptuous show

The Classic Craftsman boot from R M Willliams, €450.

Style File: From boots to boiler suits, and rings to tie the knot

Brooklyn Beckham, Hana Cross, Cruz Beckham, Romeo Beckham, Harper Beckham, David Beckham and Dame Anna Wintour attend the Victoria Beckham show during London Fashion Week at Tate Britain. Photograph:  David M Benett/Getty Images

Designer explores ‘modern femininity’ with collection while Burberry and Preen also stood out

 A model walks the runway at the Simone Rocha show on Saturday during London Fashion Week.  Photograph: Luke Walker/BFC

Stellar line up of models at Irish designer’s show included Chloe Sevigny, Lily Cole and Marie Sophie Wilson

Brown faux fur snow print parka €800, wetlook leggings €65, ski feather headband €150

The Offaly-based designer Amie Egan on making everything by hand and looking to the landscape

Simone Rocha at her studio in London. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Keep an eye on Simone Rocha, Victoria Beckham and newcomer Stacey Wall

Scarf by textile designer Lou Brennan

Fashion: the cutest children’s clothes and gifts for Valentine’s Day

Black Grecian-style dress, Bella Marina Studio, The Design Centre, Powerscourt €400; earrings €29,95, necklace €39.95, bracelet €36, Knight & Day

This February 14th, opt for a memorable love token, or a beautiful bouquet

A dress typical of Alison Conneely’s red carpet style

Designs by Helen Cody and Alison Conneely will be in the spotlight in Los Angeles this month

A Fendi bag cleaned and re-coloured by Handbag Therapy

Meghan Markle wears the ‘most versatile slippers in the world’ and ‘denim queen’ Orla Langan on her new collection

Check coat €250, yellow floral jumper €115, floral print silk scarf €185. All from Monreal, Winthrop Arcade, Cork

Isabel Monreal Ruestes: From one-time visitor to shop owner

Cricket stripes as evening wear for the modern dandy by Daniel Kearns for Kent & Curwen a/w 2019

Stylefile: Irish Fashion Innovation Awards celebrates 10th year; Yvonne Ross sparkles in Kilkenny

Coach: The Drew satchel in Stuart Vevers’s new ad campaign for the New York bagmakers

Stylefile: Plus, stay cosy in cashmere and add some relaxed Italian looks to your wardrobe

The Wilder hotel on Adelaide Road in Dublin 2. Built circa 1878 as a home for “aged governesses and unmarried females”, the formidable seven-bay Dublin building has had a long history. Photograph: Alan Betson

A former home for ‘bewildered women’ has become Dublin’s latest boutique guesthouse

Loah wearing Colin Burke top and earrrings by Chupi, skirt by Ros Duke. Film still: Perry Ogden/Showcase 2019

The director and photographer Perry Ogden on his new short films about Irish designers for Showcase

Brown Thomas S/S 2019:A model wears a Richard Quinn leopard print dress. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The collection is floaty and feminine with echoes of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s

Kevin Smith, aka Kojaque. Photograph: George Voronov

Stylefile: Plus Cos’s new kids’ and babyswear, and communion classics at Arnotts

Japanese dressmakers. Photograph: The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images

Review: There are many illuminating stories contained in this thematic history of fabrics

Back row: Karen (L) wears dark-grey Alala top €85 from Skulpt in Powerscourt Centre; black and grey leggings €7 Primark. Bairbre (R) wears a light-grey top by Vimmia €95 from Skulpt; black and white leggings from Primark €7. Jane, in front is in Lole burgundy top €45 from Skulpt; Nike black leggings €45 from Lifestyle Sports

Some fashion-forward pieces to wear for both night-time glamour and day-time yoga

Good quality brushes and rollers are required when painting

A step by step guide to preparing and decorating a room without making a mess

The Norah jacket from Attention Attire is made from recycled sleeping bags and takes its name from Dr Norah Patten, set to become the first Irish woman in space.

Stylefile: Festival fashion sorted and Christian Dior exhibition in London

Helen Steele, artist and fashion designer, at home in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The artist known for her wildly colourful canvases makes paint spatters matter

The #wearingIrish winners of Margaret Molloy’s ambitious project who travelled to New York.

It’s been a year of success stories in Irish fashion. Here are some memorable moments from Samantha Barry to traveller models

Meghan Markle and Melania Trump: two of the world’s most photographed women. Photgraph: composite

From the ‘I don’t care’ jacket to a white crepe gown, the stand-out looks of two style icons

The latest edition of Vestoj features a fascinating essay on Frida Kahlo

Stylefile: Plus the perfect gift for those interested in the wider issues of fashion

Go for glam: Women from the Irish hockey team: (back row l-r) Zoe Wilson; Deirdre Duke and Nikki Evans; (seated l-r) Anna O’Flanagan, Chloe Watkins and graph

‘We don’t often have a chance to wear a dress’ – fashion shoot with legends of Irish sport

Snowflake Queen shades from Jen Nollaig

Designer Jen Nollaig believes people - not just Christmas trees - should be decorated

A leather bag from Landa: the brand has just launched in Ireland and its collection comprises four different styles

Also, new brand Cozy Blokes releases standout fleeces with tweed details for men

Pure wool socks  36 each by Kathryn Davey made from 100% Jacobs wool and hand dyed with natural plant dyes  36 in pink, blue or mint. Scout Dublin, formalityonline.com, saltandstove.ie and the Irish Design Shop, Drury Street, Dublin.

Ideas for small Christmas fashion gifts from small independent Irish designers and shops

For Fox Sake jumper (€79.95) by Violet and Emma Lumsden is part of the new knitwear collection available in Avoca

Stylefile: New Vedonnaire knitwear range arrives in Avoca and Mariad Whisker announces pop-up store

Jenny Huston and Emma Manley in their Bloss Irish design pop-up in Dundrum Town Centre

Pop-up in Dundrum runs until January 7th and features the best of Irish design

Three piece check suit by Benetti 279

Style File: Suits from Benetti and jewellery from Leane & McQueen

Great Gatsby: Tara Flynn and husband Carl Austin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tara Flynn and Carl Austin put on their glad rags with costume designer Peter O’Brien

William Garvey drinks cabinet: a foolproof way to hold your drink in style

Sculptural lighting illuminates Collins Barracks while a Celtic spa in Naas offers refuge

Rescued from Nama, a house on Parliament Street that sold knives for 250 years has been given a whole new lease of life

Knitted mohair sweater with Jamaica on the front and Milan on the back €350 from MSGM

Style: Make a cosy statement this winter with these gorgeous sweaters

Lambswool scarf and dress by Liadain Aiken Knitwear, an exhibitor at the Dublin Christmas Flea in the Point Village.

Style File: With 140 stalls to choose from, Christmas shopping has never been easier

Maira Kalman and her son Alex Kalman: “We are all rather tidy. I love routine and ritual.”

Maira Kalman, who once made beds in Lismore Castle, adores folding. So did her mother whose closet was so perfect it ended up in M(...)

Orlagh McCloskey and Henrietta Rix,  founders and creative directors of Rixo.

The best pals behind the Rixo label on going against the ‘samey’ Scandi grain

Gold star pendant from Chupi’s new collection being showcased at a popup in Macy’s, New York.

House of Ireland is leaving Nassau Street and moving to Grafton Street

Watch €34.99, spicy Mumbai bracelet €9.99, stainless steel bracelet €22.99, bag €27.99, skirt €34.99, jacket €49.99. All from Parfois.

Parfois, one of the world’s leading accessories companies, has new items every week

Irish Socksciety has teamed up with artist Shane O’Malley for its new range

Style File: Socks with a message and beautiful bags

Pink corduroy jacket (€325 Sandro, Brown Thomas), pink paisley silk blouse (€245 Sandro, Brown Thomas), navy cord trousers €220 Tara Jamon, Brown Thomas), pink velvet ankle boots (€46 lulus.com), leopard print hat with feather trim (€260 Anthony Peto “Bazaar”) small silk scarf (€85 Susannagh Grogan)

Leave tight skirts, tight trousers and stilettos at home; comfort is essential at all times

Scarf from Weaver & Wilde, a new Irish menswear accessories label made in Donegal

Wrap up in 100 per cent merino this winter with this range from Weaver & Wilde

Michael Mortell picutred in his appartment in Dublin in 2016 Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It’s cool, sophisticated and designed to suit contemporary apartment living

Get the high-low look: mix casual or sporty items with smarter pieces

Merging off-duty gear with formal workwear is becoming something of a trend

Gwyneth red leather and suede gloves by Paula Rowan €220 and Jokamin “Magician” scarf with playful motifs from €180.

Stylefile: No need to go dutch on Rowan’s creations; and the ‘In Search of Magic’ collection

Lounge in style with Carolyn Donnelly’s new collection for Dunnes Stores. Pictured here is a fleece sweater (€49), jersey sweatpants (€49) and fleece booties (€25)

Fashion: Stylish Dunnes collection features slate greys and dusty pinks

Style File: Dublin-based Brazilian artist offers workshops on how to tie headscarves

Carraig Donn’s floral dress  and Cos’s corduroy rig out are eye catching.

Stylefile: Cos brings imbues a modern twist to classic Corduroy and velvet this season

What women wear to work is as varied as the work they do. Photographs: Eilish McCormick

Workplace fashion in many fields has moved far beyond traditional stereotypes

Ankle boots: this selection should keep you stylishly grounded this winter

Looking for some on-trend ankle boots? There’s no shortage of options

MoMuse, ground floor, Powerscourt. www.momuse.ie Styling Aisling Farinella

Stylefile: Mary Grant’s new a/w collection features her familiar layering with new colours

Mustard knit Fisherman Out of Ireland €205, long floral skirt Pablo €185, burgundy suede bag Coccinelle 350, crystal tulip hoop earrings Alexis Bittar at Loulerie €179, green suede boot, Jonak €165

Combine traditional fabrics with florals and prints in contemporary ways

Sinéad Burke: “My physicality shaped my personality and ambition as an academic, writer and advocate.” Photograph: Yumna al-Arashi

The Irish activist and teacher has been making serious waves in the fashion world

Francesa Zedda at the Marks & Spencer Autumn Winter 18 Showcase at its Grafton Street shop. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

From cashmere to corduroy, the store’s trend expert Francesca Zedda says versatility is key

Peter O’Brien for Dunnes Stores: the fit-and-flare coat typical of the designer’s style, €350

Designer serves signature fit-and-flare coats and pared-back aesthetic loved by fans

At a  celebration of Richard Lewis’s  life at Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome Cemetery. From left,  Eileen Pearson, Mariad Whisker and Mary O’Carroll. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Tributes were paid to Lewis’s personality and sense of fun – his kindness, modesty and altruism

Yellow pinstripe shirt €35; Pocket pinstripe skinny trousers €50, waxed baker boy hat €35 by Paul Galvin for Dunnes Stores. Photograph: Perry Ogden

Stylefile: Elsewhere, Ieva Sungailaite’s unconventional accessories are loyal to her sustainable roots

Colour Carnival Hearthrob €590 by Sphere One

Talent and design get knitting needles working their magic

Richard Lewis: the late Irish designer at a preview of one of his collections, in 2008. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

‘King of Cling’, creator of ‘wonderful, timeless’ clothes’, designed for over 50 years

Joanne Hynes for Dunnes Stores: the designer models the collection herself, photographed by Tiberio Ventura

Fashion: Look out for her foxy dress with chequerboard collar and go-faster stripes

Suits you for travelling: Reuben Avenue’s new collection is designed for comfort, simplicity and sophistication

Stylefile: New Irish brand Reuben Avenue releases easywear collection designed for comfort

Green Carpet: Marco Bizzarri with Sinéad Burke, winner of the Leaders Award, backstage at La Scala, in Milan, on Sunday evening. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty

Cate Blanchett, Cindy Crawford and Julianne Moore present sustainable-fashion awards

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