Lucy Downes

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The storm jacket – a luxury version of the donkey jacket in merino, €520, from Inis Meáin. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

If you Google “pub jacket”, what do you get? The answer: Inis Meáin, the Aran Island company producing fine knitwear since 1976 has become well-know(...)

Operating table circa 1952 retrieved by Lucy Downes from the former hospital on Dublin’s Hume Street. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Award-winning designer Lucy Downes’ fine cashmere Sphere One knitwear is sold in top boutiques all over the world and she shows in Paris twice annual(...)

Laura Kidd at Airfield Farm, Dublin, wearing knitwear by Fintan Mulholland

With a sheep population in Ireland almost as great as the human one, we should know a lot about wool. Though the traditional and familiar emblem of I(...)

 Donal Skehan: “What really struck a chord with me is the importance of creating long-term positive habits and routines, which is something I had struggled with before”

The Irish Times/Potentialife Be Your Best programme has come to an end after nine months. Potentialife saw a diverse group of Irish Times readers and (...)

 Avice Maughan wears an Aisling Ahern headpiece  and Natalie B Coleman dress  and Louise Byrne also wears an Aisling Ahern headpiece. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The fifth year of the Brown Thomas Create initiative, which showcases innovative Irish design in fashion, accessories and craft, was unveiled at a (...)

Six of these lovely scarves handwoven in Kathmandu weeks before the devastating earthquake are being donated by designer Lucy Downes of Sphere One (...)

Models present creations by designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as part of their Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women’s ready-to-wear collection for Japanese fashion house Kenzo during Paris Fashion Week March 8th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

Spring was in the air in Paris as sunshine drew out the Sunday crowds, but on the fifth day of fashion week winter remained the focus. The main shows (...)

This fashion story is not just about clothes, but about Greystones. A third generation resident of the Co Wicklow seaside town, Juliette Ledwidge i(...)