Sunday 26 October 2014

Designer Emma Manley showcases autumn looks

Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor

Published 30/04/2014 | 02:30

Models Maria Oxley Boardman and Rebecca O’Keeffe (right), with Fred Deane, caretaker of St Anne’s church, Dawson Street, Dublin
Designer Emma Manley

ENTERPRISING Irish designer Emma Manley showcased her When Autumn Leaves Fall collection yesterday.

The inspiration was all about liberation from the past and looking forward. And Emma certainly did that, promising trans-seasonal buys (available in July) like leather butter-soft shorts (€520), worn with a hairy mohair fronted sweatshirt (€220), that is cut shorter at the back.

Emma's colours were autumnal at heart, with burnished gold leathers and 95pc wool dresses (€340) in forest green and orange with cute, Peter Pan collars in patent leather.

This designer has a deft hand with contrasting fabrics and her sheer shirts (€220) feature attractive yokes and collars in leather.

Emma's very distinctive (€425) white patent leather skirt has a '60s feel and her signature zig-zag hemlines are hand cut for extra effect.

A favourite go-to designer with the cool girls on the red carpet, like Saoirse Ronan and Laura Whitmore, Emma Manley has developed a name for herself for memorable leather fashion pieces.

Her models certainly turned heads on Dublin's Dawson Street as they posed beside Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann's Church.

Irish Independent

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