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, 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. 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

Orla Kiely and her husband, Dermott Rowan: they developed the Orla Kiely business from making bags on their diningroom table in Canada

Why Ireland’s apparently most successful designer is shutting her doors

Paul Smith Collection: cashmere coat and roll-neck sweater. Photograph: James Mooney

An Irish creative team cast from the street to model the designer’s new collection

Get your paws on this beast of a coat from Richard Quinn – the boldest outfit of London Fashion Week. Photograph: Stuart Wilson/BFC/Getty Images

Rocha, Chung, Quinn and Beckham were among the most memorable of the spring/summer collections

Paul Costelloe: “I am lucky to be still showing at London Fashion Week whether good, bad or indifferent,” the Irish designer says. Photographs: Joe Maher/BFC/Getty

Irish designer’s London Fashion Week show included Italian florals and plain Irish linens

 A model walks the runway at the Simone Rocha show during London Fashion Week  in London, England. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images

The Dublin designer’s towering veiled hats strike a grand note at the romantic S/S 19 show

Models on the runway at the finale of the Victoria Beckham show during London Fashion Week. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images for BFC

Deirdre McQuillan: Languid ease and colour speaks volumes as the designer celebrates 10 year in business

A model walks the runway at the JW Anderson show during London Fashion. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for JW Anderson.

Irish designer’s collection was something of a departure from his usual form

Red pillbox with silk chiffon rose and veiling by Philip Treacy at the Design Centre, Powerscourt.

Stylefile: Hats, Ascot, fascinators and fashion prints

At the giraffe sanctuary in Nairobi. Photograph: Fionn McCann

A new railway line from Nairobi to Mombasa covers 430km avoiding a notoriously dangerous highway

Plato’s Beryl Signature Ring, in 18ct yellow gold, with green beryl and coloured diamonds

Fashion: Nigel O’Reilly’s Irish jewellery can compete with top luxury houses’

London Fashion Week: Richard Malone’s spring-summer 2019 collection opened the event today. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The Wexford designer’s workmanship was clear in his spring-summer 2019 collection

A model walks the runway at the Sharon Wauchob Spring/Summer 2018 fashion show during London Fashion Week in 2017. Photograph: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Image

Irish designers include Richard Malone, Katie Ann McGuigan, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha and Paul Costelloe

Navy leather biker jacket, Michael by Michael Kors, €560; Floral ruffled dress, Whistles, €259; Silver leather bag, Calvin Klein, €135; Navy boots, Carvela, €155

Strong on colour: Russet, rust, orange, sapphire and red dominate collections

Pink coat €240 SET, Arnotts; top €118, trousers €199, both Marella at Arnotts; earrings €270, Loulerie.

This winter, disproportionate shapes speak volumes – protective wear for uncertain times

Flat head screw earring from €75 from Edge Only.

Style file: Designers showcase their talents in Longford

Floor length dress hand embellished with crystal and feathers Photograph: Louise Kennedy

A bride in a black dress and ballet inspired skirts dominate new season collection

Inis Meáin’s  Raftery coat, €750

Stylefile: vintage store Lyon Loring; and an Inis Meáin coat named after a blind bard

For the dedicated follower of ... tartan: Coat €30, dress €18.

Fashion forward: clashing patterns and retro styling is spreading into accessories also

Louise Stokes: fans of her jewellery boutique, Loulerie, will now be able to find her jewellery at Arnotts

Stylefile: Louise Stokes branches out; and Jake McCabe’s #MaximumStyle at TK Maxx

Silk shirts €111, wide leg pleat front trousers €128, longline double breasted coat €350, suede slip on trainers €103

Fashion: The brand’s winter collection focuses on supersoft cashmeres,sheepskins, woollen and jersey clothing

From the Cos autumn winter 2018 collection, which goes  on sale from  September 12th.

Stylefile: Swedish giant cuts an interesting shape as Beautiful South helps redesign Rathmines

Shelly – two-piece and cape: tailored wool top with Bardot neckline and side frill detail worn with tailored trousers. Can also be made with a mid-calf length or full-length skirt. Comes in a wide range of Italian and French wools in a choice of colours. Approx €1,600.

Fashion: Maire Forkin has dressed everyone from a Eurovision winner to Saudi royals

Print shirt (€185) by the Coventry-based visual artist Jam Sutton.

Stylefile: Artist Jam Sutton gets shirty and eco clothing from Clare

Anna, Lady Oxmantown in the library of Birr Castle wearing a green crepe wool Jacqmar dress that belonged to her grandmother in law Anne, Countess of Rosse. The dress would have flouted wartime restrictions so it is believed that Anne bought it prior to the war.

A collection of some of the exquisite dresses worn by Princess Margaret’s mother-in-law is to go on display in her family home, Bi(...)

Nollaig Rosa: ‘My take on summer meets Christmas with vintage costume jewellery and the finest fake flowers.’ Photograph: Edward Keegan

Fashion: When Jen Nollaig’s Christmas collection went viral she challenged herself to create something sunnier

Vintage cushion covers: Katie Lamour’s work can be enjoyed first-hand at the   Linen Biennale which takes place in Northern Ireland later this year.

Stylefile: YSL and Katie Lamour impress with past and present craft

Blue shirt and pinafore from Penneys bought four years ago. “I don’t buy from Penneys any more” Pic Ste Murray

Avoiding fast fashion: ‘There is a massive emphasis on global warming’

Hustle & Bustle jacket €160 with rainwrap skirt, €59.

Stylefile: Swimwear that’s good enough to eat and 100% cotton blouses

Dea Birkett inside her circus caravan

Dea Birkett is back as ringmaster of her own show to celebrate 250 years of the circus

Fashion: Bring in the clowns for inspiration and a fun look

Navy feather jacket, also comes in black - €238, wide leg navy trousers - €182

Fashion: Appeal of the Irish brand has been growing in boutiques at home and abroad

Dublin-based firm Theo & George has released Breton stripe T-shirts for €59

Style File: Backless dresses expected to be most popular debs dress choice

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

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