The style message from the street - Darren
Published 03/06/2011 | 05:00
Layering luxe Balenciaga with casual sweats? Inspiring.
he is Darren Feeney (25), stylist/visual merchandiser, from Mayo, living in Dublin 6.
he wears Jacket by Balenciaga, priceless to me, bag by Balenciaga, €1,600 and trainers by Dior Homme, €450, all Brown Thomas. Bracelet by Hermès, gift. Top by Cos, €50, BT2. Pants by Topman Design, £50, London.
WHAT IS YOUR...
Acne Stockholm, Prada London and of course Brown Thomas.
Best bargain buy?
A black Balenciaga parka reduced from €2,500 to €500 in Brown Thomas.
A brown, ostrich-skin tote bag by Burberry Prorsum from Brown Thomas. I can't bring myself to repeat the price.
Best and worst dressed style icons?
The best is Mary-Kate Olsen and Anna Dello Russo, the worst is Blake Lively but that list goes on and on.
Favourite label or designer?
Acne, Miuccia Prada and Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy.
Monthly spend on clothes?
Anything between zero and €500.
Last fashion buy?
A '50s-print backpack by Prada in olive green, yellow and tobacco.
Biggest fashion mistake?
D-Squared anything. I have a few pieces and they were all mistakes.
What do you love and hate in fashion?
I love that every season, designers create new and exciting clothes to fall in love with and I hate disposable fashion. I believe in quality, not quantity.