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A model wearing Don O’Neill’s ‘Erin’ fisherman’s knit wedding dress in cashmere, from his Theia Fall 2015 collection show in New York.

A model wearing Don O’Neill’s ‘Erin’ fisherman’s knit wedding dress in cashmere, from his Theia Fall 2015 collection show in New York.

Karen Fitzpatrick models a red fairytale ballgown created by Mary Brady, a student at the National Tailoring Academy at Louis Copeland.

Karen Fitzpatrick models a red fairytale ballgown created by Mary Brady, a student at the National Tailoring Academy at Louis Copeland.

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A model wearing Don O’Neill’s ‘Erin’ fisherman’s knit wedding dress in cashmere, from his Theia Fall 2015 collection show in New York.

The cables and Aran stitches that our great grandmothers knitted by candlelight couldn't be more current or on trend in the fashion world.

Irish designer Don O'Neill has wowed New York with his 'Erin' Aran-stitch, hourglass wedding dress with oversized turtle neck and mini-train.

"We took the iconic stitches of an Irish fisherman's sweater to create a unique bridal gown that was knitted by nomads in Mongolia," said Don, who grew up on the Atlantic, on Ballyheigue cliffs.

"The Aran jumper dress for my Theia Fall 2015 bridal collection was a collaboration with Naadam Cashmere, the world's only socially responsible Cashmere company, and my gown was knitted in the same factory that knits for Hermes. It is so soft and luxurious, it feels other-worldly. We had 70 editors at the show and there were lots of beautiful gowns but afterwards, all the talk was about the fisherman's rib style - it literally stole the show."

Meanwhile, up-and-coming Irish knitters, textile designers and tailors will be unveiling their talent at the Knitting and Stitching Show, which runs at Dublin's RDS at the end of the month.

This year's show is expected to attract more than 25,000 knitting and hand craft enthusiasts.

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