Givenchy tweed coat with brown belt, Gucci leather wrap with white skirt, Erdem silver skirt

Brown Thomas autumn/winter show brings back big shoulders and 1980s ‘CEO fashion’

Penneys have reorganised their sizes to emphasise body positivity and plus size fashion

Changes in clothes sizes suggest positivity and diversity are gaining traction in fashion

The sheiling for Deirdre and Naoise in the mountains overlooking Loch Etive

An Irishwoman’s Diary on a new take on an ancient legend

Limited edition T-shirt with image by David Wojnarowitcz is €79 from

Stylefile: Blame Stella McCartney for the popularity of pineapple prints

Pink cashmere jumper, €1,150 by Lainey Keogh

Fashion: Traditional native craft gets a modern, technical twist

Tweed coat by Alison Conneely

Stylefile: Hammer sterling silver rings at the Collective jewellery store on Drury Street

Rose print  dress, €165, crystal heart earrings, €32, sunglasses, €28, at Om Diva, shoes, €88, Buffalo ShoeLab

A series events are planned to mark 12 years of the glamtastic Dublin boutique

Faye Dinsmore wearing one of her sweaters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The model and knitwear designer lives in a big rented house with her husband, Web Summit's Paddy Cosgrave, their baby Cloud and fi(...)

The colourful plaster sculptures of Annie Morris in the Louis Vuitton flagship in Place Vendome, Paris

Stylefile: The Louis Vuitton flagship store in Paris’s Place Vendome and the best tote bag

Mignonne Gavigan flamingo stud earrings €335 exclusively at Loulerie, Chatham Street, Dublin.

Stylefile: From bold couture to handcarved pieces that connect to the Irish landscape

Look great, feel good, and keep entertained during these long summer days

shoe collage

Here’s how to keep your feet fresh and avoid blisters and sores this summer

McQueen, often referred to as McCabre McQueen for his dark vision, pushed the boundaries of fashion like no one else.

Stylefile: Movie time and earrings to flatter all skin tones

Jordan Hannon “What Can You Do When You Live in a Shoe”. Photograph: Aron Cahill

The National College of Art and Design class of 2018 are an impressive bunch

Cashmere sweater, €345, by Laura Chambers

Stylefile: New menswear collection from Cos

Delilly dress by Ted Baker €799.

Fashion: Savvy brides are spending less on the dress and more on shoes, bags or jewellery

Stylefile: Museum collection of scarves and a Turkish designer at Kildare Village

Killian McNulty on a Milo Baughman grey velour sofa at home in Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Movie makers and fashion designers from all over call on Killian McNulty’s expertise. At home, he is surrounded by classic furnitu(...)

Michael Mortell at Dunnes Stores: cream pleat blouse €110 and sunburst silk scarf €85; black dress with pleated skirt €170; navy pocket shirt dress €150, Java silk scarf €65; spotted sweater €75

The Irish designer returns to Dunnes Stores with his new spring range

A Life magazine cover from 1953 featuring Sybil Connolly’s Kinsale cape; a Versace couture gown for €900, down from €9,000 at Déjà Vu boutique

Style File: Dublin shop Déjà Vu sells Versace, Valentino, Victoria Beckham and more at knock-down prices. Plus: Hunt for Sybil Con(...)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Photograph: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty

Harry and Meghan are saying no to gifts, but most couples want kitchen kit or cash

Hat tricks: some of Margaret O’Connor’s designs

Eclectic Ennis milliner Margaret O’Connor on designing for the stars

Melania Trump wears a white dress by London based Serbian designer Roksanda Illinic. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

London-based designer Roksanda Ilinicic has dressed Melania Trump and Lady Gaga and said her clothes ‘shelter’ rather than ‘empowe(...)

Amoralle, the Latvian lingerie brand that has swept up innumerable awards, is now stocked in Dublin in Susan Hunter’s boutique in the Westbury Mall.

Stylefile: Swinging chandeliers, frills and an Irish designer at River Island

The three faces of Mark Huberman: an actor blessed with sartorial elegance.

‘There are levels of performance that go down quite deep, testing hugely marriage bonds for instance’

 Andrea Horan in her hallway in her house on Curzon Street, Dublin 8. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Tropical Popical salon co-owner, who shares a home with the artist Maser, finds kitsch hard to resist

Jess Kavanagh of Olann dyes wool sourced from little farms in South America who harvest the wool in a humane way rather

Style File: The Ethical Silk company, Grown and Olann are leading the way in ethical production

Back row from left,  Steve Reddy, Mary Nally, Halle Steele and Freddie Mehigan. Front from left, Jill Burke and Joan Murray. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Fashion: Campaign wants you to fall in love with your clothes again

Sisters Sisi and Elle Malindikin of Dual jewellery. Photograph: Fionn McCann

A new generation of socially conscious style movers is putting African fashion on the map

Irish designer Richard Malone outside his Repeal the 8th protest window at Selfridges in London. Photograph: courtesy Richard Malone

Irish designer Richard Malone staged pro-choice event after invite to create pop-up exhibition

This dress is summer-ready and festival-fit

Good weather is, allegedly, on the way and this is a dress that captures the spirit of summer


Stylefile:sequin printed raincoats just right for Irish weather, colour blocks and US showcasing

Peter O’Brien admits to anxiety concerning this collection for Dunnes Stores.

Fashion: As his new collection debuts in Dunnes Stores, the designer vents on ‘matchy matchy’ clothes . . . and more

Alan Kelly with models Darren King and Paul Kerr at the Avoca menswear presentation in Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow.

Stylefile: Avoca unearths some interesting finds; Designers respond to Repeal the Eighth

Prince of Wales check suit made in Taiwan by Jimmy Wang in 2004, with a Canali overcoat bought in a Brown Thomas sale for his birthday. Green knot tie from Kennedy & McSharry (in their original shop on Nassau Street). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fashion: The Dublin city councillor is a sharp dresser and has some sharp words on the style of his fellow politicians including t(...)

Dahlia dress by Soeur.

Stylefile: Soeur is causing a stir with accessible and affordable designs

A consultation can help find your shade, which will be very important this season

The Hali dress on sale for €39.95.

Yellow is the colour of season and this dress in a fashionable, workable shade has a lot going for it

A white shirt, comfortable trousers and a little black dress are fashion’s essentials

Distressed jeans and tulle skirts by Martin Margiela at the exhibition at Palais Galliera, Paris.

Stylefile: Exhibition illustrates just how far ahead the Belgian designer was of his time

Richard Malone opens London Fashion Week for spring/summer 2018 with his catwalk show featuring green outfits. Photograph: Chris Yates

Stylefile: Colour is in vogue with Marni, Jasper Conran, River Island and H&M all going green

 Brothers Paddy and Liam Doran, from Celbridge, Co Kildare,  have starred in numerous fashion campaigns and are now the subject of a new book. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Celbridge boys Paddy and Liam Doran have been involved in campaigns for some of world’s biggest fashion brands

Hunchback jacket worn as bodice by Una Burke. Photograph: Pascal Heimlicher

Belts, bags and bracelets: The growing fashion empire of Irish woman Una Burke

Marks and Spencer’s new collection includes this floral midi dress	 for €60. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

Stylefile: A special Mother’s Day, and Sarah Swan’s new collection of luxury scarves

Dress (€310) and necklace (€50) from Sheena’s Boutique, Cork. Leather gloves (€79) from Monreal, Cork. Sheer star motif socks (€5.50) from Isobella Ru, Cork. Vintage earrings (€30), retro sunnies (€30), both from The Hummingbird Room, Cork. Leather money pouch (€95) from On The Verge, Cork

Loved by both sexes, the colour has more shades and tones than words to name them

Gaylle Poppers and Ann Petrov of the Galway Designers Network

Stylefile: New store showcases up to 20 designers from Galway, Mayo and Donegal, and sunny yellow is in

A model walks the runway during the Dries Van Noten show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2018/2019

Van Noten captured the freewheeling spirit of the 1960s in a wildly imaginative collection

WearingIrish NYC and Bank of Ireland are giving eight of Ireland’s best fashion/accessories designers the opportunity to showcase their creations in New York in May

Stylefile: Team lace with something casual to draw away from a ‘special occasion’ look

London Fashion Week: JW Anderson tipped for the top after winter collection that transcended gender lines

One of milliner Margaret O’Connor’s creations

Stylefile: Irish go to London Fashion Week with big export ambitions

White and neon tectured knitted sleeveless top, €950, from Delpozo at Brown Thomas

Fashion: Meet the former architect bringing new life and glamour to the Spanish label

The Richard Malone collection at London Fashion Week. Photographs: Chris Yates

Wexford designer Richard Malone’s vivid, imaginative and flamboyant collection is his most assured yet

Sybil Connolly, Ireland’s first internationally successful female fashion designer, with one of her creations in Merrion Square

Fashion: TG4’s Snáithe explores Irish fashion past and present through the eyes of designers, historians and experts

Black and white polka-dot sock boot (€39,95 from Zara)

Stylefile: Former Riverdancer is one of the stars of ARC fashion show at RDS

Print dress (€67) by M&S Collection Curve

Stylish, affordable clothing for curvier women just got easier to find

These 9ct white gold antique-style diamond earrings (€795) are from a new jewellery collection which bridal designer Kathy de Stafford collaborated on

Stylefile: Brighten up your wardrobe with Mint Velvet’s latest offerings for spring

The red puffa jacket that ignited the trend at Balenciaga, winter 2016

The quilted down jacket has been around for over 80 years, first appearing as a Skyliner in 1936

The pink Watersnake Fiori bag is from Christian Louboutin’s new Rubylou collection which is available at  Brown Thomas for €1,595

Stylefile: Roisin Cross Silks moves to Deansgrange and offers new dressmaking service

White communion dresses, €100 by Paul Costelloe for Dunnes Stores, shoes with heel and bow pumps €30, tights €5

‘It is probably the only time a little girl will get dressed in a white dress and veil’

Spring-summer 2018 range features Crayola brights and bold summer tones

The styling in this shoot ties in with the often overlooked design synonymous with mid-century/modernist architecture

Fashion: A series of portraits taken against a backdrop of threatened Irish buildings

Karen Kirby believes there is just a small window of time in which to dress children in “this innocent, childish way”

Stylefile: Irish children’s brand Kirbee designs clothes to become heirlooms; Eric McCarthy’s luxury street brand Young War is a h(...)

A simple wrap dress by Dior illustrates the longer lengths. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Non-conformist glamour and flirty florals were everywhere at the Brown Thomas launch

A fringe top in pink (€12.99) and pink metallic dot dress (€24.99) from’s new childrenswear collection

Stylefile: Blood Brother launches new 11-piece collaboration with River Island

H&M’s new fitness range launched in December.

The latest fitness gear: blinding technology and plenty of brands to choose from

High-waisted jeans were big in 2017.

Stylefile: High-waisted jeans for all shapes and sizes

US retail giant Forever 21 is to close its only Irish store.

The US fashion giant is closing its only Irish store after struggling to gain a foothold

Paddy and Liam Doran. Photograph: Perry Ogden

Liam and Paddy Doran front Kent & Curwen portrait series by Perry Ogden. Irish designer Daniel Kearns has been transforming the br(...)

From blanket scarves (love) to paperwaist trousers (loathe) ... the best and worst of 2017

Bargain hunters with an eye on the sales will find lots to lust over in this selection

Now make your list, check it twice and go forth for some elegant shopping

Cooking up something stylish in the apron department. File photograph: Getty Images

Style File: And what about alternatives to that fashion perennial – the little black number

Clockwise from left: Lulu front collage necklace from Loulerie, Glittering Diamond lookalike cuff from Brilliant Inc and Pineapple earrings from Om Diva

Jewel personalities: the gift of jewellery to someone special can bring untold pleasure

 A model walks the runway at the Prada fashion show during Milan fashion week in  Milan, Italy. The company has opened an outlet store in Kildare Village. Photograph: Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Stylefile: Electronic Sheep releases shawl for nursing mothers and McNulty’s winter knitwear

‘I have always been fanatical about Christmas,’ Jen Nollaig says.  Photograph: Edward Keegan

Jen Nollaig is a designer who thinks we should decorate ourselves and the tree

This shoot shows how to create a modern 1980s glam vibe mashing up leopard print, faux fur and tracksuits with accessories essential to the look

Fashion: More is more with this modern 1980s ‘Blade Runner’ inspired vibe

5yMedio’s 'Sunkissed' shoe, €175, exclusively at Atrium in the Powerscourt Centre, Dublin

Stylefile: Paula Marron launches luxury Irish knitwear brand in Dublin, Kildare and Cork

Sequinned heels, €59.95 from Zara

Fashion: Infuse your gear with glamour for all those festive get-togethers

Lainey’s cashmere knits in a special Christmas sale in the RHA gallery, Ely Place, from  December 7th-9th.

Style File: Cashmere is king at Keogh’s RHA sale. Plus: Debbie Dettling in Stillorgan

A Build a Bag combination from Anya Hindmarch.

Build your own bag and snuggle up in cosy cashmere

Sharp tailoring and stylish endeavour combine to produce an edgy fashion shoot.

Time to belt up and borrow from the boys to produce that timeless and idiosyncratic look

Two ‘Irish Times’ journalists reveal the products they swear by to get them through the party season

Black leather butcher boy hats from Zara 19.95

Stylefile: Baker’s caps are on trend and Dublin Fire Brigade members create ethical label

Sisters Ailbhe and Isabel Keane, who are transforming the image of wheelchairs into “a piece of fashion and self-expression”. Photographs: Sarah Doyle

Ailbhe and Isabel Keane are reinventing the wheel with their zany wheelchair covers

The new British Vogue, edited by Edward Enninful, its first male editor in its 101 year history, hit the newsstands  in a storm of publicity. Photograph: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images

Edward Enninful, the first male editor in the 101 year history of Vogue, is off to a good start

The new collection sees a lot more cotton and linen, a big emphasis on green, and new takes on the trench coat

“You can be a little more daring with flowers in winter,” says Leonard Daly of the Beauty Agency

Fashion: the number of people choosing the chilly months for their big day is on the rise

Polka dot patchwork dress, Zara €59.95

Stylefile: More covered-up styles are everywhere for winter

The new season’s colours are in mint, brick and ochre and, as always, the cut is paramount


What is remarkable about his graduate collection is the sculptural quality of the garments

Bulloch Harbour, one of the paintings by Mark P Cullen that has been translated to silk by Paula Rowan

Style File: Mark P Cullen’s silk canvas; Jennifer Rothwell’s activewear; bold boots

For this H&M collection Erdem has kept to his signature dreamy dresses where floral motifs abound in richly textured shapes.

There’s something for everyone, the English country garden aesthetic mixed with masculine blazers and hoodies

Paul Galvin’s newest collection for Dunnes Stores, which  takes its cue from the popular Netflix series Peaky Blinders, includes this Aran knit for €35

Stylefile: Unique jewellery boutique opens in Dublin and Liv Monaghan’s scarves hit the right notes

From left: Laura O'Grady, Ruth Monaghan and Beverley Keegan.

Finding the right pair that suits your shape and pocket can be an ongoing challenge

Film still from We Margiela documentary: Jenny Meirens surveys a group photograph of the Marigiela team.

A documentary on Belgian designer Martin Margiela, a man who never gave interviews

Sunglasses €12.99, coat €69.99, bag €39.99, bracelet €12.99

Its stores look like luxury boutiques but its prices are low. No wonder so many Irish people shop there

Aisling Byrne and Ali Kelly of Nu Wardrobe, which is based on the formula of “look good, save money, reduce waste”.

Stylefile: Sustainable fashion and how to follow the tropical leaf trend

Marc Ó Riain outside his Kinsale home with his Ecuadorian balsa surfboard, a favourite item. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

‘Maser and Banksy are brilliant, anti-establishment, ballsy and with something to say’

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