Saturday 24 September 2016

Darren Kennedy's Best Dressed of 2015

Published 27/12/2015 | 02:30

(L to R) Saoirse Ronan, Sarah Hyland and Lupita Nyong'o
(L to R) Saoirse Ronan, Sarah Hyland and Lupita Nyong'o
Continuing to glow: Saoirse Ronan
Laura Whitmore now: She's since left MTV News and has a budding career with ITV.
Sarah Hyland
Eve Hewson
Lupita Nyong'o
Johannes Huebl
Niall Horan
Cillian Murphy
David Gandy
Michael Fassbender

From supermodels to home-grown stars, our fashion guru picks the style winners of the year.

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Women

Saoirse Ronan

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One of my favourite actors, it's been a terrific year both on and off the red carpet for Saoirse who recently won the best actress award for her role in tearjerker Brooklyn at the Moet British Independent Film Awards. All the signs now point towards an Oscar nomination in 2016. As for her style, she continues to glow.

 

Sarah Hyland

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Modern Family's resident funny girl Sarah Hyland is well on her way to becoming Hollywood's latest It-girl, and not just for her seriously good acting chops. Her style has evolved through the years, from picture-perfect teen to budding glamour girl. Sarah knows how to dress her petite frame in looks that are chic yet daring.

 

Laura Whitmore

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Laura knows a thing or two about rocking a look. A regular on the front row at Fashion Week and the red carpet, this Bray gal is a rocker at heart and always stays true to her style with a leather biker jacket never far from reach.

 

Eve Hewson

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The daughter of Bono and Ali Hewson, Eve has proven herself a chip of the auld block with her mother's effortless beauty - dark hair, pale skin and enviable cheekbones - and that cool laid-back sense of style.

 

Lupita Nyong'o

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Whether working the red carpet in a full-length gown during awards season or looking the epitome of ladylike chic at an evening party, 30-year-old Lupita radiates effortless style.

Men

Michael Fassbender

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Esquire and GQ magazines regularly hail Fassbender as their new reigning fashion king. Michael does casual dressing really well, but his forte is tailoring. When it comes to the red carpet, he pulls out all the stops in an exquisitely cut Tom Ford or Burberry suit. As his acting career continues its ascension, so too does Michael's fashion star.

 

David Gandy

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Top model David understands the value of introducing subtle elements from trends into your wardrobe to make a look feel fresh and modern. His style combines classical shapes with a contemporary yet personal edge. David's a pal and a genuinely lovely chap but the one thing that always strikes me is his impeccable attention to detail.

 

Cillian Murphy

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A superb actor, but his sartorial choices have never been particularly noteworthy. So, when I saw him soall slick, suited n' booted in Gucci, for the premiere of his latest flick In the Heart of the Sea in London, I was pleasantly surprised. The bar has been set and I'm expecting big things on style front from Mr Murphy in 2016.

 

Niall Horan

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Possibly the most adored Irishman on the planet right now, 2015 was another phenomenal year for the Mullingar man and One Direction band member. His personal style is clean, classic and understated. But what's great about Niall's style is that it's so appropriate to his age - it's young, fun and cool. Niall favours the all-American look, pairing his snapback and hi-tops with a white shirt and a pair of Raybans.

 

Johannes Huebl

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Olivia Palermo's model husband Johannes is German-born but Ireland educated. Perhaps that's where he gets his sense of style? Either way, he's a keen fan of tailoring and enjoys mixing and matching different patterns, print and textures. The result is always on point.

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