Sunday 24 September 2017

A very good year as Newbridge Silverware and Guinness mix

Photography by Eilish McCormick, Styling by Roxanne Parker, Fashion edited by Constance Harris

Dress, €1,200, Umit Kutluk, Arnotts. Sandals, €245, LK Bennett. Earrings, €35; pendant, €45; bracelet, €69, all Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection
Dress, €1,200, Umit Kutluk, Arnotts. Sandals, €245, LK Bennett. Earrings, €35; pendant, €45; bracelet, €69, all Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection
Jacket, €485, Umit Kutluk, Arnotts. T-shirt, €92, Zoe Carol, Lola Rose. Pants, €350, Natalie B Coleman. Earrings, €35; brooch, €40; watch, €85, all Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection
Shirt, €145, Helen McAlinden. Trousers, €159, Caroline Kilkenny, Kilkenny Shop. Earrings, €39; pendant, €45; brooch (worn on waist of shirt), €45; bracelet, €55, all Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection
Dress, €559, Laura Jayne Halton. Earrings, €69; pendant, €75; watch, €85, all Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection
Tunic, €690; skirt (not in shot), €495, both Louise Kennedy. Pendant, €65; bracelet, €69, both Guinness by Newbridge Silverware
Wrap, €250, Louise Rawlins. Dress, €246, Fee G. Earrings, €39; brooch, €45; bangle, €45, all Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection
Cardigan (worn back to front), €239, Sian Jacobs. Pants, €395, Umit Kutluk, Arnotts. Shoes, €225, LK Bennett. Earrings, €69; watch, €85, both Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection

Constance Harris

This week marks the launch of Newbridge Silverware's new and exclusive jewellery and homewares collaboration with Guinness.

"The Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection is the result of three years of collaborative research between Newbridge Silverware and Guinness," says William Doyle, Newbridge Silverware managing director, "and has been designed to reflect our rich heritage and craftsmanship, with a modern and contemporary twist. It is a collection that was inspired by Guinness and reflects our own design expertise."

Incorporating the heritage and skills of both companies and that of Ireland and the sea, the Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection features unique, beautiful jewellery and sumptuously dark - like the Atlantic ocean at night, or a pint of Guinness - ceramic cookware, table linen, kitchen accessories, silverware and gifts.

Irish rugby union player Rob Kearney is the collection's ambassador, which is appropriate, considering how beautifully masculine the homewares range is, though I wouldn't say the jewellery is 'him'. I am joshing. There are handsome watches for men, and cufflinks that are subtly etched with harp strings, in the range. But the jewellery is more for us girls.

Nora Ulrich, a Hungarian graduate of NCAD (Newbridge Silverware has long had a relationship with the college), was one half of the design team, the other half was Aoife Harrington. Together, they designed the Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection '1759' jewellery range, named for when Arthur Guinness began brewing in James's Gate.

One half of the jewellery collection is inspired by Guinness's heritage and features luxurious-looking Georgian- inspired, rose-gold-plated earrings, pendants, bracelets and watches. Many of the rose-gold pieces feature movement, such as tassels, or the revolving disc in the long drop earrings. Hops flowers, from which Guinness is made, are a motif on the rose-gold pieces, adding to the heritage vibe.

The other half of the collection is a simpler, more modern, silver-plated range, inspired by Newbridge Silverware's heritage, and incorporates a unique way of crafting jewellery that pushes the design boundaries, with delicate details and intricacies not previously used. These pieces are light and fresh and feminine in an utterly different way than the rose-gold. Both are ideal for spring-into-summer wear.

We teamed up the gorgeous new Guinness by Newbridge Collection jewellery with our favourite look for this season - fifty shades of white.

Irish designers are hot with the trend this season, thus there is variety of looks to be had in the colour ,which will soon be the worker in your wardrobe.

As will your Guinness by Newbridge Silverware Collection jewellery.

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