Friday 26 April 2019

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Christian Dior SS19

Darren Kennedy: Good nudes - embrace neutrals for spring 

Seeing as February is coming to an end, might I mention the 's' word? While the weather isn't quite cooperating yet, it's definitely time to start thinking about injecting some spring trends into our wardrobes. Let's start with a relatively easy one: beige. While the neutral tone is sometimes considered boring, this season it got the upgrade it deserves. Head-to-toe monochromatic looks in nude tones were seen at Burberry, Dior, Balmain and Chloe. Colours such as sand, tan, cream and khaki (which, luckily, you probably already have in your repertoire) are about to make a major...

Moncler Lamar Jacket €995 Brown Thomas; Black patent skirt, €22.99 H&M; CHLOÉ Faye medium glossed-leather shoulder bag €1,650,

Darren Kennedy: Patent, high-shine is the finish du jour this season 

Patent, high-shine is the finish du jour this season. The key pieces of autumn/winter look to be defined by their glossy finish rather than their fabrication. It's all about the glimmer. Forget the connotations gloss used to have - this year's take on the trend is office-wearable and statement-making. On catwalks gloss permeated the highest levels. Chanel presented metallics in full-gloss, Miu Miu gave us bomber jackets in patent leather, while Tods gave the classic trench a glam makeover with a high-shine finish. Both Fendi and Victoria Beckham demonstrated refined, grown-up and,...

Richard Malone SS18

Darren Kennedy: What's up, buttercup? 

This year, designers looked to the brighter side of life, as the charming aesthetic of yellow took a leading role on many catwalks. From 'egg yolk' to soft pastel, an abundance of the shade graced the catwalks. It was worn top-to-toe in the form of suede trench coats at Derek Lam, high-necked 1970s-style dresses at Tibi, and full-on ballgowns at Carolina Herrera. Wexford's Richard Malone hit the sweet spot with a shade somewhere just before true bright yellow at his London Fashion Week show.