Saturday 24 August 2019

Brave & bold - the Sisters luxury collection by CK

Caroline and Nicola Kilkenny have teamed up once again to combine their talents on an accessible luxury collection, aptly named Sisters by CK

'Amelia' dress in blush pink taffeta with ostrich feather detail, €324
'Amelia' dress in blush pink taffeta with ostrich feather detail, €324
'Emma' gold floral print dress, €197, also available in black and in white viscose
'Amelia' camouflage taffeta dress, €324
'Ella' khaki crepe jumpsuit with bronze sequins, €237, also available in black crepe with black lace
'Eva' dress in yellow gold with embossed gold strap, €197, also available in black crepe and in red crepe, both with embossed gold strap detail
Bairbre Power

Bairbre Power

We always love sharing an exclusive Irish fashion story with our readers and this week, it's a real celebration as Dublin sisters Caroline and Nicola Kilkenny join forces again to design a new accessible luxury collection.

The sister act started out together in 2001 with N&C Kilkenny but, in recent years, Caroline has operated on her own.

New to the fashion scene this month, Sisters by CK differs from the established Caroline Kilkenny collection in that it is less formal and has more of a party-wear focus, aimed at the woman who isn't afraid to brave bold colours and experiment with fashion.

The debut collection for AW18 is very strong on dressing for nights out, from dresses like the 'Genny' with its diagonal frilled front and sleeve detail to show-stopping, figure-flattering pieces like the gold floral print 'Emma' dress, which also comes in a handy black viscose and white viscose version. I've no doubt that the 'Ella' khaki jumpsuit (pictured top right) with its luxurious touch of bronze sequins on the shoulder will become a top seller in this first season.

"The USP of Sisters by CK is total comfort, style and elegance," explained Nicola.

I was thrilled to see the 'Amelia' dress (right) in a gorgeous shade of blush pink that is so good with Irish complexions, and the winning touch of delicate ostrich feathers which hang from the waistline. Waistlines have been dropping on dresses of late and I liked how the 'Amelia' dress has a high-ish waistline and then a full skirt that eases out over the body. It will suit lots of shapes but especially pear-shaped women who still hanker after a feminine silhouette with, best of all, a longish hemline.

I'm liking the conversation that the Kilkenny sisters have begun. Long may it continue.

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