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

Taryn de Vere wearing a red velvet dress – a gift from her mother about 20 years ago – which she upcycled with glitter. The headpiece, earrings and wrap she made herself

Some of Dublin’s boldest partygoers reveal their outfits for the Christmas season

One of a kind: an evening bag made by Cathy White  from 1920s silk shawls for her latest collection

Style File: Celbridge boutique with glorious vintage and Mary Grant takes a write turn

Valerie Reid, soap maker, at home in Dalkey. “I like working from home and the freedom it gives me.”  Photograph:  Tom Honan

It’s hard to make money as a craftsperson, but it helps to have a studio space at home

Domino Whisker with Mr Blue, her father’s lurcher. Photograph: Greg Purcell

After her father’s illness, the artist found a way to tell everyday stories through embroidery

Embroidery work for YSL Met Gala 2018 by Rebecca Devaney

Rebecca Devaney embellishes gowns for designers including Dior, YSL and Chanel

Worldwide, we throw away 2.1bn  tonnes of clothing – much of it to landfill or shunted out to Africa.

Fashion isn’t only industry making waste but Dana Thomas argues it is trying to change

Costume designer Sandy Powell in front of a Derek Jarman painting at IMMA. Photo Deirdre McQuillan

Oscar-winning costume designer talks Derek Jarman, The Irishman and The Favourite

Wild flowers foraged in the west and photographed in Glendalough

New book from Appassionata founder Ruth Monahan features floral displays in diverse locations sround the country

The Gate’s Christmas Carol: Kate Gilmore, Fionnula Flanagan and Camille O’Sullivan. Photograph: Agata Stoinska  

‘You use all your womanly wiles’: A very modern Christmas Carol

From St Petersburg - an irridescent outfit from Nikolay Legenda

Russian is having a fashion revolution with Moscow a style capital bolstered by a new generation of designers

Potential Christmas present: brass hangers from, priced €90 for four

Style File: MoMuse marks 10-year anniversary with discounts on jewellery

Naoise Jo Farrell with her model at her catwalk show in London

StyleFile: Organic denim, tartan trends, and a Griffith graduate’s showcase in London

Caroline Donnelly, wearing a navy  wrap jacket €129 and white T-shirt €25 from her own collection. ‘These days we all lead many lives, often in the same day, and women can find the clothes to match all these aspects of their busy lives in Dunnes,’ she says

The emphasis on quality and value is why this veteran designer is proud to be working for Dunnes Stores

Spooktacular: M&S’s pumpkin stud earrings

Style File: The Collective jewellery store expands and Zoe Jordan’s new collection

Pearl embellished high neck top, €98 from Nasty Gal

The model-turned-actor on finding confidence and her new collaboration with Nasty Gal

Thai jewellery at the Chester Beatty and a party-worthy collection from Heidi Higgins

Cos play: the Irish store, in Dublin, is one of only 25 of 197 internationally to get the Bauhaus capsule collection

The Swedish brand, whose Bauhaus collection has just arrived, specialises in elegant restraint

A good yarn: new book examines the history of wool. Photograph: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Book review: Esther Rutter travels across Britain to explore the cultural role of knitting

Shirt €490 Comme des Garcons, belt €255 Anne Demeulemeester, coat €2490 by Rick Owens.

Nikki Creedon has always been the best advertisement for her Donnybrook boutique

Ann Chapman at her bench in Stonechat, Westbury Centre, Dublin.

Precision work and training of the eye are key skills demanded of the goldsmith and stone setter

Silver peg pendant by Yvonne Kelly

Style file: Scarf by top artist Dorothy Cross and new collection from Debbie Millington

Winter menswear: men are buying the essentials that will last right through winter

Keep to the essentials and just buy what you need this winter

Alexander McQueen: Irish linen and crochet was at the forefront of the fashion group’s spring summer collection

Paris Fashion Week: Sarah Burton worked with Ireland’s oldest linen producers to create an outstanding collection

Elk – dove grey herringbone Donegal tweed coa, €765.

Designer Anna Guerin’s coats are ‘transitional’ pieces for cold, crisp days

Winterwear: Dr Martens Sinclair Arcadias, and Nicole snakeskin heeled slouch boots, by Public Desire

Whether lug soles or something more ladylike, just make sure they go with that winter coat

Models walk the runway during the Christian Dior Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week. Photograph:  Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis   Getty Images

Front row guests included Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lawrence and Karlie Kloss

Eilish McCormick has photographed fashion by a stellar line-up of Irish designers for Arc

Photographs, underwear, knits and another Scéal

Winter wardrobe: varying tones on the same spectrum can have a harmonising effect on outfits

Quiet shades of brown, black and cream never go out of fashion and blend well together

Lacroix, from Arles, was known for the sunny prints of his native Provencal and his penchant for l8th century dress and those references resurfaced in billowing ensembles of leopard and botantical motifs

Innovative once-off collaboration between the two designers was in itself a homecoming

Katie Ann McGuigan: the designer from Newry is a rising star at LFW. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA

Sharon Wauchob, Roksanda Ilincic, Molly Goddard and Richard Quinn also shine

Treasure chest hair band €38

A tuxedo suit would stand out from the crowd

 A model presents a creation by  Paul Costelloe during London Fashion Week. Photograph: Neill Hall/EPA

Richard Malone trailblazes in sustainability while JW Anderson champions craftsmanship

Jesse Buckley modelling in the Simone Rocha spring-summer 2020 show at London Fashion Week

Jesse Buckley, Olwen Fouéré, Charlene McKenna and Valene Kane model collection

A model presents a creation from designer Victoria Beckham for the Spring/Summer 2020 collection on the third day of London Fashion Week in London on Sunday. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty

Catwalk sees razor sharp tailoring with guests including actor Helen Mirren and Irish activist Sinéad Burke

Maura Laverty, playwright and author in 1952

Last chance to see play about celebrated Irish cookery writer and broadcaster Maura Laverty

Bodrum is Turkey’s most famous resort, well known for its nightlife. Photograph: iStock

New route to Turkey’s most famous resort opened from Dublin this summer

Models present creations from designer Molly Goddard during her 2019 autumn/ winter collection catwalk show at London Fashion Week at the Durbar Court, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in London in February. Photograph: Niklas Halle/AFP/Getty Images

London becomes first to open its doors to the public in effort to ‘to increase engagement and reach new audiences’

Arnotts AW2019: Appiok (centre) wears a Whistles yellow satin dress, €219; a Luisa Cerano yellow faux-fur coat, €380; and yellow Nine West court shoes, €125. Maria (left) wears light blue Hugo Boss knitwear, €159; blue Hugo Boss blazer, €349; blue Hugo Boss cigarette trouser, €279; blue Furla cross body bag, €195; and blue Nine West court heels, €80. Daniella (right) wears navy Caroline Kilkenny satin feather detail dress, €300; grey Magee floral-print shirt, €275; and black Jonak brogues, €160. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The department store showed off a range of grown-up looks at its morning fashion show

Soul lace bodysuit from the Noelle Wolf collection debuting in Ireland in Brown Thomas.

Style File: A new ‘sensual not sexual’ range is coming to Ireland

Primark people: Sharon Singleton, Jermaine Lapwood and Kelly-Ann Carroll

Six key figures at the Irish retailer talk about keeping the show on the road as it celebrates 50 years

“We are going for style rather than trends”: the M&S autumn/winter collection

Retail giant says it’s about versatility, using layers to take you from summer into winter

Louise Kennedy autumn-winter 2019: model Dioni Tabbers wears an Amaya Black Watch tweed dress, with jet floral embellishment, and an Anthony Peto straw bucket hat. Photograph: Tom Honan

Autumn-winter collection features designer’s glittering take on Black Watch tartan

Glove for cyclists that uses haptic pulses to navigate without the use of earphones, or maps to follow verbal instructions

Boodles and Petra diamonds team up to produce diamonds of a very special pedigree

Tweeds with a twist: Louise Kennedy is launching her new collection on Tuesday, September 3rd

The Irish designer is unveiling a sparkling collection that mixes tradition with innovation

Pinstripes and jewellery from Zara’s new collection.

Style File: How menswear influences womenswear and vice versa is the theme of a new exhibition in Belfast

Houndstooth cardigan coat €79, satin panel blouse €39, smooth coated jeans Vero Moda €39.99. Photograph: Naomi Gaffey

Store is launching two ranges, will be launched aimed at traditional customers and the ‘fashion-forward’

Marks & Spencer: easy-iron regular-fit shirts €12-€24, blouses €12-€24

On the lookout for practical, durable but fun school clothes and bags? Try these for size

Nude high-collar shirt €4, Age Action, Camden Street, Dublin 8; grey suit trousers €10, Oxfam, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2; geometric tie €2, Age Action

A fashion shoot in ‘a building that once fed Ireland’, before it closes later this month

Green scene: pieces from & Other Stories, Uterqüe, Missguided, Paula Rowan and Dries Van Noten

Forget St Patrick’s Day groans. Bold greens are key shades in both spring and winter

Electric blue lame braided jacket, €695, St Brigid print silk draped skirts €995. Photograph: Una Williams

Irish designer creates a dramatic collection in honour of St Brigid

Madonna wears gloves by Irish designer Paula Rowan.

Stylefile: Paula Rowan’s designs feature in singer’s latest video, anklets are back and Irish couple take on Savile Row

Headpiece by Philip Treacy at Vivid Grand Show, Berlin.

Creating the spectacular headpieces for the sell-out €12m production was a dream come true for the designer

The centerpiece of the bracelet is the circular Póg made with sterling silver and which comes in a range of colours

Rita White’s scarves tell stories of birds, nature and city life

Ruched top €190, brass earrings €79 Soko, Atrium

Irish sportswear designer Orla Langan on career moves and creating collections

Gold sequin  dress by Simone Rocha. Nails by Joe Caslin. ‘This exhibition reaffirms Tropical Popical as an art form rather than just a nail bar,’ says  Andrea Horan

A series of looks have been prompted by specific paintings during year-long creative partnership

Take four: A range of eye-catching outfits to reach for in an uncertain climate where Irish weather can be tricky.

It’s not always a case of say yes to the dress when it comes to a striking seasonal outfit

Brown Thomas unveils the brand new Autumn Winter 2019 International Designer Collections. Photograph: Tom Honan

Items that caught the eye included Arans from Isabel Marant and a strapless Prada dress

A private man, Arthur Ryan   had his own security guard and liked dropping into stores anonymously with a daily schedule kept secret to all but his closest aides.

Dubliner grew a low-price business for under 35s into today’s influential global brand

Create 2019: Teodora Sutra wears a headpiece (€425) by Michelle Kearns and a jacket (€780) by Alison Conneely; Maria Traynor also wears a headpiece (€395) by Michelle Kearns and a jumper and skirt (€795  each) by Alison Conneely. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘There is incredible talent in Ireland, and we are proud’ to feature it, says Shelly Corkery is a new Irish website founded by Kildare mother-of- two Lynda Murphy

Kildare mother brings stylish collection of ethically produced children’s clothes to market

Oversize hand-crochet wave stitch red sweater with caped sleeves by Colin Burke, €1,295.

Trumpet sleeves and ornate designs make these designs stand out from the crowd

Orange Scrolls 90cm silk square by Susannagh Grogan, €150, Brown Thomas and

Scarves, bikinis, sandals, cover-ups and bags spell beach, sea, pool or lazy, shady afternoons

108TheStore, Tribeca, New York.

Style File: The store that mixes accessories with furniture is now online

The Forty Foot jumper by Hannah Ennis.

Style File: Bargain hunts, vinyl thrills and teenage kicks

Sophie Murphy: Her new collection of streetwear is making waves

Clondalkin-native Sophie Murphy’s creations are made with the skateboarder in mind

From left to right: Kaftan robe from Other Stories, Rory Hutton’s scarf designed for the Royal Ballet and a red and white Spanish dress from Monreal in Cork.

Greystones store offers high quality materials from a family lineage of design

Ray Foley said the idea of acquiring a cottage in Clare at a reasonable price seemed like a good idea and one way of avoiding having to rent and continually move house.

Tired of moving rental homes this Cork surfer decided to go it alone and with a tiny budget renovate a down at heel Clare cottage (...)

Rachael Blackmore: 'I don’t think about injury. If you start thinking about what could go wrong, it is not the job for you.' Photograph: Lorna Fitzsimons

The jockey is an unassuming sports star and a fearless role model

New designs by April Murphy  for  Studio Donegal

Special Donegal fashion event, Caroline Flack designs at River Island and summer residencies at Om Diva

Ciarán McGuigan, designer and soccer player.

Newry-based Orior opens its doors in Tribeca

The blue maxi dress has been to several balls, in Trinity, Cambridge and Oxford, to Bali and to Barcelona, courtesy of Nu Wardrobe.

Style File: Limited edition earrings, wide legs and block-heeled sandals

Gingham dress, €40.50, at

Fashion: The big business of catering for small people

A sample of the specialised traditional hand-printed wallpaper produced by David Skinner

A new exhibition of traditional Irish wallpaper designs is set to open on Ormond Quay

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

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