Sunday 4 December 2016

The perfect Irish designer gifts this season

Roxanne Parker

Published 17/12/2011 | 06:00

Silk ‘painted toast’
scarf, €189, Helen
Steele, style-tonic.com
Silk ‘painted toast’ scarf, €189, Helen Steele, style-tonic.com
Crystal collar, €529,Joanne Hynes, Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre & style-tonic.com
Pink leather gloves, €69.95, Paula Rowan, Westbury Mall, D2, www.glovesbypaularow an.com
Knitted ‘big fruit scarf’, €89, by Electronic Sheep, www.electronicsheep.c om & style-tonic.com

Q My girlfriend loves fashion and design so I want to get her a Christmas present from an Irish designer? Any suggestions?

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A With so many talented Irish designers around, let's support them by buying their stunning creations this Christmas.

Try a pair of buttery soft leather gloves by Paula Rowan, based in the Westbury Mall off Grafton Street Dublin and online at www.glovesbypaularowan.com, this store stocks a terrific selection of acid bright leather and suede gloves in various lengths from the wrist skimming to elbow grazing -- great for wearing with cloaks Prices range from €69.97 to €189.95

Talented artist and designer Helen Steele who debuted her collection to much critical acclaim at S/S 2012 London Fashion Week is selling incredible acid bright, abstract print silk scarfs guaranteed to electrify any outfit.

For a cosy funky gift, try Irish knitwear brand Electronic Sheep.

For something precious try one of Galway-born Joanne Hynes's fab crystal collars which will guild any party dress or elevate a humble T-shirt into the realms of couture. Browse Irish fashion sites www.style-tonic.com and www.bowboutiquepowerscourt.com for lots more information for other Irish fashion gifts.

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