Miriam Cushen, pictured with her father, Philip, is the sixth generation of Cushen – and the first woman – to steer the family business which has been creating textiles since the early 18th century.

Kilkenny woman behind stylish new collection of scarves, throws and blankets

Laura Weber at home in her midtown apartment in Manhattan.

Laura Weber, designer for Michelle Obama and Beyoncé, now has her own athleisure brand

Simone Rocha

High-profile move is a first for an Irish fashion designer

Dr Brenda Moore McCann discusses Edvard Munch’s The Sick Child with first-year medical students at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Deirdre McQuillan

First-year medical students learn to observe intensely by dissecting paintings

Black First Night bra (€89.90) and brief (€39.90), both by Prima Donna

Badly fitting bras under T-shirts or sweaters do nobody any favours. Susan Moylett can help

Stacked ankle boots by Marco Moreo, €190.

December miscellany: A monthly round-up of news, people and trends in fashion

The new Standard Expedition Parka to be introduced in January

Company’s all-purpose jackets have become status symbols for those who have never set foot in Arctic

Alexandra Lapp  wears printed Gucci blouse with oversized collar during Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Christian Vierig/ Getty Images

Great for Zoom calls, collars are growing in size, colour and popularity

Kerri McCrea with two of her elephants, Mae Doom and Too Meh.

Wild Geese: Kerri McCrea, founder of Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary, Thailand

Both high street and luxury brands have seen demand increase by 45 per cent, according to the auction site eBay, and some designers are even launching pet specific ranges. Photograph: iStock

From parkas to cashmere jumpers, here’s what to put under the tree for your pet next month

Pink and blue jumpsuits in silk and cotton with scrunchies by Violet Ogden. Photograph: Perry Ogden

Beautiful jumpsuits, unique floral fashion, luxury handbags and more

Traditionally, tweed’s subtle colours reflect the landscape from which it originated. Photograph: Oksana Tocickaja

Pair with a crisp white shirt and jeans, and accessorise with pearls

Vita Byrne Carty: ‘I usually buy my clothes second hand from charity shops or online apps like Depop.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Vita Byrne Carty: ‘It’s funny, I am seen as androgynous, but I am not necessarily that ’

Slit sleeved knits and oversize shirt collars at Victoria Beckham

When it comes to design, Irish knits are smash hits – wear them any way you want

Katie Ann McGuigan and her brother Ciaran on the rugs Xida, Orcal and Jag from the debut collection for Orior. Photograph: Simon Watson

The attention-grabbing handwoven rugs are inspired by the Irish countryside

From the N.E.S.T. collection of handwoven cloth by Fiona Daly, 'Basalt Design' handwoven with from Gotland, Hebridean, Faroe & Villsau wool and natural dyes (400x100cm). See fionadalytextiles.com

A new breed of designers are leading the way for millions of Ireland’s sheep

Ryan Zaman in the short film If You Can’t See You Can’t Be

With his latest project, Conor Clinch is making disability more visible in the fashion world

Beige jacket €299 Samsoe + Samsoe, white bodysuit €125 Vince, gunmetal Moto leggings €110 Spanx, white trainers €520 Valentino, bag €390 Marc Jacobs, sunglasses €260 Tom Ford, small earring Maria Black €55, large earring Maria Black €110

The company formed by Sarah Blakely is set on ‘changing the world one butt at a time’

Plaid patchwork coat by Muireann O’Riordan.

The latest line-up of news, people and trends in fashion from Inis Meain to New York

Clodagh Lawlor. Photograph: Serge Domingie

Wild Geese: Clodagh Lawlor, Florence, Italy

Go back to the archive, reuse leftover materials, tighten up the collection

Brighten it with uplifting colour. Focus on comfort knitwear

Arm jewellery by Sorcha O’Rallaghaigh for this year’s Create

Sorcha O’Raghallaigh, Faye Dinsmore and Richard Quinn among the exhibiting stars

Scregg House, Co Roscommon

Saving Graces provides impressive visual record of projects supported by the society

Ilk has high hopes for its adaptable workwear pieces

Fabrics and clever details set this ready-to-wear menswear line apart

Martin O’Byrne has set up a PPE shop in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Store will sell face masks, sanitisers and high-tech solutions for offices and businesses

Pink houndstooth from Balenciaga (€2790)

Store swapped catwalk show for film of collection set in landscapes across Ireland

Erin McClure, Harrison Gardner with their baby daughter, Irina, modelling the new collection from The Tweed Project in the Burren

A monthly round-up of news, views, people and topics in fashion

Andrea Williams: ‘Dancing translates well into modelling and when I have to work with others, I try to bring emotion into it.’ Photograph: Kate Bean

Choreographer Andrea Williams and designer Alice Halliday on the Devi collection

Naomi Campbell on the cover of Naomi, published by Taschen

A one-stone tome gives a rounded picture of an extraordinary life in her own words

The 160-year-old Palais Sursock was one Beirut’s great landmarks and home to the Cochrane family. Photograph: Getty Images

Alfred Cochrane is the scion of one of Lebanon’s most famous aristocratic families

Bodacious and Zwartbles sheep

Suzanna Crampton’s storytelling flair has made stars of her charismatic animals

From Aoife’s sustainable collection made with Econyl fabric.

August miscellany: a monthly round-up of news, views, people and topics in fashion 

Alanagh Clegg and Freya Oatway in Four Threads Studio, Kildare.

Designer Alanagh Clegg of Four Threads and milliner Freya Oatway of FAO create an alliance

From André Leon Talley’s explosive memoir of excess and extravagance to Chanel’s Riviera heyday, five essential new fashion books (...)

Meet six people making waves in the industry with their own products and designs

Dubliner Sean Byrne will graduate as a fully fledged haute couturier in October.

A monthly miscellany of news, views, people and topics in fashion

Mná i Bhláth - the award winning collection by Róisín Pierce. Photograph: Deo Suveera

Exceptional craft skills and a commitment to sustainability featured strongly in this year’s RDS Craft Awards

Anastasia shirt dress, €100, boden.co.uk

In many shops, mannequins stamp the point at which society paused and fashion became more PPE than pastel pink

 Neon zing hoops €35, part of Melissa Curry’s new jewellery collection

Irish designer’s latest collection Freedom is designed to stimulate the senses

Rebecca Marsden seamless knit by Santoni.

From Normal People’s earrings to top design awards, the latest news in style circles

Hayden Cassidy in action.

Her soccer career may be over, but Hayden Cassidy is top of the game in male grooming

Give your mood and self-confidence a boost by wearing brighter clothes

Valentino: The Last Emperor is a story of a love affair, charting the designer's relationship with his partner Giancarlo Giammetti (right). Photograph: Chelsea Lauren/Getty

Deirdre McQuillan picks her favourite fashion movies and documentaries

From hairbands to apps, Irish designers are responding to challenges posed by Covid-19

Gwen Cunningham campaigns for change within industry and education and helped create a Closet Mass Index (CMI). The CMI  is a tool that makes people take a very honest look at their wardrobes.

T-shirts go through five continents to reach you; Gwen Cunningham wants that to change

Lucy Downes of Sphere One

The knitwear designer 'obsessed with zero waste' specialises in luxury cashmere clothing

 Easter Sunday is  a time traditionally associated with rebirth and renewal, and in fashion – fresh and new ideas for spring

Here’s some different ways of putting colour and print together and how shorts suits can work when the cut is right

Multicoloured feathered headpiece by Debbie Fanning €250. debfanning.com. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov

Race meetings and weddings are on hold, but millinery by Anthony Peto and others still inspires

Caoimhe Ryan’s cashmere jumper. Photograph: Alfredo J Llorens

Green dresses have hit the headlines recently after the royal visit

From FeeG’s spring-summer collection. Laura Whitmore, Jo Malone and Kathryn Thomas are some of the collection’s high-profile fans

Shops may be closed for now, but Irish designer FeeG’s collection has us dreaming

Coronavirus has shut down ready-to-wear catwalk shows that are critical to sales in the fashion industry. Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters

The virtual showroom is filling a need for luxury fashion giants in wake of crisis

 Ruth Monahan and daughter Maya Devaney (11). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

This Mother’s Day, we asked five stylish mothers and daughters to comment on each other’s style

Dopl has a wide selection, along with bags, candles, books, socks and assorted accessories. Dopl has a wide selection, along with bags, candles, books, socks and assorted accessories.

Style file: A vintage fashion fair in the childhood home of Oscar Wilde

Margaret Molloy

Celebrating the men and women flying flags for Ireland from Auckland to Rockland, Paris to Belgrade

Monserrat gloves by Paula Rowan.

Cotton dresses and wooden armchairs: The Dublin shop selling fashion and furniture

Sonny 95 per cent wool, 5 per cent cashmere knitted scarf €79. Photograph: Max McClure

McKernan’s Woollen Mill weaves scarves for all seasons sold all over the world

Models on the catwalk at the Arnotts  Arnotts Spring/Summer 2020 fashion show. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Traditional dark workwear replaced by something more colourful for women of any age

Perry Ogden with Grace, Nancy and Daisy the dog. Photograph: Perry Ogden

The Dublin-based photographer is the subject of Skin+Soul, at Dublin Film Festival

Cruising along the majestic Danube in the Ama Magna. Our three-day itinerary takes us to Vienna, Esztergom and Budapest.

River cruising is a delightful way to visit majestic cities like Vienna and Budapest

A hand-painted faux leather jacket by London-based Irish designer Aisling Duffy

Style File: Irish-Italian duo Banshee gives Viking-era clothing a fresh look

Models wearing designs by  Dries Van Noten at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday. Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters

Paris Fashion Week: No matter how glitzy, flashy, shiny or ostentatious, the Belgian designer's show oozed extravagance and glamou(...)

Models walk beneath feminist-inspired signs at the Dior show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Dior’s #MeToo feminist-inspired fashion show revisits the 1970s in modern ways

Fringed coat from River Island

Stylefile: Conscious fashion, new tweed looks and fashion inspiration from film

Richard Malone with models wearing his collection. Photograph: Woolmark Prize

First time award has been won by an Irish designer

Feather trim double breasted duchess satin coat €2,295 Christopher Kane at matchesfashion.com

Collection includes outfits for the ceremony, and the days before and after too

Paul Costelloe with models wearing designs from his autumn/winter 2020 collection

JW Anderson presented daring shapes heavy on craftsmanship for a dramatic collection

Storm Dennis did not deter the hundreds of guests to see the mega fashion extravaganza

Models walk the runway at the Simone Rocha show on Sunday during London Fashion Week. Photograph: Eamonn McCormack/BFC/Getty Images

Religious themes ran through the Irish designer’s collection, with underlying femininity

Models present creations at the Victoria Beckham catwalk show during London Fashion Week on Sunday. Photograph:  Henry Nicholls/Reuters

While the camera crews and mobile phones buzzed about the hall, Victoria Beckham ler her clothes do the talking

Models present creations at the Richard Quinn catwalk show at  London Fashion Week on Saturday night. Photograph:  Henry Nicholls/Reuters

The designer delivered a breathtaking tour de force of glamour and imagination

A model presents a creation by designer Molly Goddard during the catwalk show for the Autumn/Winter 2020 collection on the second day of London Fashion Week in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The Killing Eve designer’s freewheeling silhouettes echoed the spirit of the modern female who is fundamentally a child at heart

The idea of an expensive dress worn for one day and then consigned to the attic is beginning to look like an outmoded concept. Photograph: Paula O’Hara

Many of today’s brides are opting for more affordable garments that can be worn again

Models on the catwalk during the Richard Malone Autumn/Winter show at London Fashion Week at the BFC Show Space on Friday. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

Wexford firebrand shows his most refined, elegant and mature collection to date

TommyXLewis, a collaboration with the brand Tommy Hilfiger and Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton, is expected to be one of the highlights of London Fashion Week. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

What are this year’s big trends, who are the Irish designers in London and more

A coat by Alla Sinkevich, one of the designers taking  part in a new exhibition in Kilkenny

Style File: Generation exhibition in Kilkenny, River Island’s maternity jeans and more

Cutting edge: Native Denims jeans

Native Denims is Ireland’s first studio making jeans with Savile Row-style craftsmanship

Accessorize now has vegan handbags and backpacks available in its stores

With plant-based diets and veganism on the rise, fashion brands are finding alternatives to leather

Sophia: ivory dress, €330, Isabella; white satin shoes, €45, Rainbow Club.

The average parent is willing to spend €215 on clothes for their child for the big day

Bryan O’Sullivan (left) and his husband James O’Neil who  works with him in the London-based business. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

London-based Bryan O’Sullivan given the gong by Elle Décor

Style File: Sustainable baby clothes; the Irish operation connecting boutiques and buyers

Alice Halliday at work draping on a mannequin

Alice Halliday hates waste, so she transforms it into beautiful things

Pink mist trellis stitch throw €149.99

Those bold knits, originally worn by hardy fishermen, are now beloved by celebrities

Still from Boo George’s film So for the DCCI

StyleFile: A butterfly-inspired collection, a jeweller to watch, and the new hags

Aer Lingus crew wearing the new uniforms designed by Louise Kennedy  (from left): Oisin Leong, Aoife Costelloe, Victoria Elmore, David Rodgers, Eszter Dornfeld and Byron Kumbula. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Airline’s new design includes trouser option for female staff for first time in its history

Aer Lingus uniforms, from the the first military-style attire in 1945 designed by Sybil Connolly to 1998’s  look by Louise Kennedy. Photographs: Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus has a long history of using Irish designers to create clothes for cabin and ground crews

The BT 2020 Fashion show at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Metallics and sequined décor were flashpoints at the BT colletion for spring/summer 2020

in 1998, Louise Kennedy created the existing uniform, which after more than two decades has been the most enduring.

Irish airline to unveil new uniform designed by Louise Kennedy on Wednesday

Jumpsuit by Michi €245 from Skulpt in Powerscourt - a performance bodysuit with mesh insets. Photograph: Bríd O Donovan

Jane Shortall of ConfiDANCE urges people to find an activity they enjoy this new year

Black kimono cardigan by Fiadh

Irishman honoured with French arts award and a Dingle weaver looking to nature

Perriand loved beachcombing on the Normandy coast

Architect Charlotte Perriand is celebrated in major Paris exhibition

 The Cassidy quintuplets (from left)  Dearbhail, Cian, Amy, Conor, and Rory.Photograph: Alan Betson

Today the five are 18-year-olds on the cusp of adulthood, individuals with their own ideas and ambitions

Ruth Negga photographed by Barry McCall, who is holding a limited number of masterclasses next month

Barry McCall is holding a limited number of one-day classes starting in January

Actor Chris Evans in the film Knives Out.

Donegal factory ups production to cope with demand after American’s become fascinated with chunky knit

Stylish gifts from Christian Lacroix, Helen Hayes, Parfois, Simone Rocha, Costume and Om Diva

Fashion-friendly present ideas for every budget from €5 to €500

This honey grey cashmere sweater (€495) is from Paula Marron’s fifth knitwear collection on her label Castanea

Style File: Also, stylish long johns for the man in your life and baby shower gifts

Apex Poinsetta - we had poinsettas on either side of the fireplace at Christmas so this is my ode to them - frames have glitter fairy wings and fake flowers. I pulled stems from the flowers and replaced them witj gold snowflake decorations. Photograph: Edward Keegan

The designer has reached peak glitter with her new colection – Advent Garde

Silk taffeta skirt and knit by Lainey Keogh at Look the Business event which is stocked exclusively by Khan in Blackrock. Photograph: Magazine/Conor Healy

Style File: Irish Fashion Collective show to feature very best in Irish design

Workers in an Indonesian garment factory. Photograph: Muhammad Fadli/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Book review: Dana Thomas’s third book is sharp, well researched and shocking

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