Tuesday 27 September 2016

Irish designer Richard Malone receives coveted Fashion East sponsorship

Published 17/08/2015 | 11:15

Designer Richard Malone is the latest Irish designer to be chosen for the prestigious
Fashion East initiative. Some items from his AW15 collection are on sale at Brown Thomas as part of the CREATE initiative during the Year of Design ID15. Photos: Leon Farrell
Designer Richard Malone is the latest Irish designer to be chosen for the prestigious Fashion East initiative. Some items from his AW15 collection are on sale at Brown Thomas as part of the CREATE initiative during the Year of Design ID15. Photos: Leon Farrell

Up and coming designer Richard Malone is hot on the heels of Simone Rocha as he is picked for

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Fashion East is the non-profit organisation started by Lulu Kennedy in 2000 in a bid to nurture and promote new design talent.

Avice Maughan wears Richard Malone Top 465.00,euro Skirt 495.00,euro. They are pictured in Brown Thomas as they unveiled the fifth year of CREATE
Avice Maughan wears Richard Malone Top 465.00,euro Skirt 495.00,euro. They are pictured in Brown Thomas as they unveiled the fifth year of CREATE

Now in its fifteenth year, it has once again selected emerging names in the industry.

Caitlin Price, Richard Malone and This Is The Uniform have been plucked to take part in the platform this September, which is sponsored by Topshop.

Louise Byrne wears Richard Malone Coat 1,850.euro Dress 1,175.00 euro and Avice Maughan wears Richard Malone Top 465.00,euro Skirt 495.00,euro.
Louise Byrne wears Richard Malone Coat 1,850.euro Dress 1,175.00 euro and Avice Maughan wears Richard Malone Top 465.00,euro Skirt 495.00,euro.

Malone is the latest Irish designer to be given the nod by the initiative, following in the footsteps of Simone Rocha and J.W Anderson.

"All three designers are strong-minded. I'm delighted to be working with them," Lulu told Vogue.com

Richard Malone pictured at the launch of ‘In the Fold’, an exhibition of emerging Irish design talent at Kildare Village
Richard Malone pictured at the launch of ‘In the Fold’, an exhibition of emerging Irish design talent at Kildare Village

Wexford native Malone graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martins BA in Fashion programme in 2014

The 25-year-old's status as 'one to watch' was cemented when he won the LVMH Grand Prix scholarship that same year.

Now that he has been taken under the wing of Lulu, Malone will show his S/S 16 collection at London Fashion Week in September.

His clothes are currently stocked in Brown Thomas as part of its CREATE initiative.

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