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Luxe, girly tailoring puts F1 star’s designer daughter in pole position

Published 19/09/2011 | 10:09

ZOE Jordan at LFW
ZOE Jordan at LFW

ZOE Jordan, daughter of Formula One boss Eddie Jordan, proved she has her foot to the metal in her plan to succeed.

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Switching from architecture to fashion designing, Zoe’s salon show in a chic hotel last season attracted about 150 guests. However, last Saturday, it was standing room only as style fiends queued for seats at the Sorting Office venue on New Oxford Street, proving undeniably that the Dublin-born designer has registered on the British fashion psyche.

The Irwin & Jordan look for SS’12 develops Zoe’s skills for strong feminine tailoring with a twist and explores heritage looks with a girly romantic feel, all executed in luxe fabrics in gloriously uplifting colours.

Inspiration came from several quarters, including Evelyn Waugh's ‘Brideshead Revisited’, the grandeur and elegance of the 1930s, Wimbledon tennis ace Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers, and a mix of Californian contemporary architecture and great stately homes in Britain.

This is luxury dressing for a woman who doesn’t mind the dry cleaning bills. A tomboyish suede tan dress had low, roomy pockets, and – my favourite – a sumptuous and sexy tan suede pencil skirt was twinned with a demure scallop-edged guipure lace top.

The 3D complexity of Zoe Jordan’s luxury offer is typified by her glamorous old-gold silk satin parka jacket worn with a twotone gold sequinned tee and copper-toned raw silk shorts, pictured left.

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