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

Oversize coats and jackets, mismatched tweeds, fuller skirts, colourful prints, embellishment and 1980s references – prepare yourself for the new seas(...)

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

The news that fast fashion giant Penneys has scrapped conventional numbered sizing options, like 8, 10 and 12, and replaced them with S, M and L, whic(...)

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

Faye Dinsmore, model, mother and founder of a knitwear label, is the second youngest of a family of 14 who grew up in a farm near the seaside village (...)

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

Every item in Killian McNulty’s home in Clontarf, a stylishly modernised 1940s semi that he shares with his wife, artist/lighting designer Niamh Barry(...)

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

Now that the wedding season is upon us, it’s time to consider not just what to wear on the day, but also what gift to give. Meghan Markle and Prince H(...)

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

Andrea Horan is the founder, with her sister Michelle, of Tropical Popical in Sth William Street, Dublin, the funky nail salon which hit the headlines(...)

‘Woman’s Choice’ magazine was threatened with prosecution under the Obscene Publications Act for publishing a guide to family planning

In November 1972, as the editor of the Irish women’s magazine Woman’s Choice, with a weekly circulation of some 55,000 copies, I published a guide to (...)

  Glazed terra-cotta reliefs by Andrea della Robbia of swaddled babies at the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence

On Friday February 5th, 1445, a newborn baby girl was left in a small space between the iron bars of a grated window (finestra ferrata) at the newly c(...)

‘Ireland’s Fashion Radicals’ celebrated in new exhibition 3:30

A fashion exhibition “Ireland’s Fashion Radicals” opens in The Little Museum of Dublin on 25 January focusing on a small group of Irish fashion design(...)

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

Dr Marc Ó Riain is the former president of the Institute of Designers in Ireland 2015-2016 and an internationally award-winning designer of building i(...)

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