Cavalcade of colour as Arnotts gathers summer fashion labels under one roof
EMBRACE the sunshine, get out of black, summer has arrived.
That was the message coming over loud and clear at Arnotts yesterday as the store rolled out its spring-summer 2010 collection, with a sensational cavalcade of colours and prints.
The Henry Street, Dublin, store has closed its Arnotts Project store in Jervis Street Centre and is bringing all its labels back under one roof, adding seriously tempting ones this season, such as BCBG Generation.
It is a sister to the seriously high-glamour BCBG MaxAzria label and another new interesting addition is T Tahari, an affordable, diffusion range from designer Elie Tahari.
Shoppers cannot fail to notice the pretty graphic floral prints from the LA label Laundry, by Shelli Segal, which is destined to become a honeypot for young shoppers looking for show-stopping dresses.
Arnotts rolled back the years with cute granny prints, polka dots and cropped embroidered cardigans, which formed the opening scene for last night's stylish fashion show.
Roll on the summer for an opportunity to wear the sedate elegance of Tara Jarmon or the Parisien chic of Paul & Joe Sister.
Model Baiba almost stopped the traffic -- she certainly gave the Luas passengers something to admire -- as she strutted down Middle Abbey Street in a vibrant terracotta and cobalt blue, print dress from the undisputed queen of British fashion, Vivienne Westwood.
The Anglomania range is not cheap, but the pieces stand out as great investments and you'll certainly get noticed if you wear cobalt blue tights.
However, in all the clothes and sexy combinations, there was one definite object of lust.
Supermodel Kate Moss's handbag collection for the french company Longchamp set hearts aflutter among Irish fashionistas. Exclusive in Ireland to Arnotts, her special collection starts at €200, with a fabulous tan travel bag for €750 and a limited edition zebra-print bag costing €990.
There were antelope- style leaps to secure it after the show -- price no problem.
- To mark Mother's Day, Arnotts is running a weekend event with 'Mother and Daughter Fashion Shows' at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm on Saturday and free makeovers followed by a free photo portrait, available from 10am-5pm.