Saturday 25 February 2017

Style council delivers elegance with a twist at new season show

Bairbre Power

Bairbre Power

Model Teodora Sutra wearing a headpiece design from Davina Lynch Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
Model Teodora Sutra wearing a headpiece design from Davina Lynch Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Elegance with a twist was the style message powerfully delivered at the AW16 showcase by the Council of Irish Designers.

The CIFD comprises nine Irish fashion designers, three milliners and two accessories labels.

Model Maria wears another headpiece design from Davina Lynch Photo: Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland
Model Maria wears another headpiece design from Davina Lynch Photo: Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland

They presented a constellation of different styles but share a common commitment to innovation and originality.

Their new season show at the Peter Mark Studio revealed confident use of colour by designers Niamh O'Neill, Heidi Higgins and Lisa Ryder. In a new move, fashion designer Sophie Rieu decided to only use existing stock fabrics, including organic tweed and silks.

"It was quite an interesting but challenging brief at first. I eventually looked at these familiar rolls in a new way simply by associating them differently," said Sophie.

Milliner Davina Lynch from Co Cavan stole our hearts with feathered and origami headpieces and is consolidating her business with a mix of wedding headpieces and 'Lynchmob' Aran hats trimmed with feathers.

Irish Independent

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