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Monday 19 November 2018

Darren Kennedy: Blanc slate

Enter the new season with a clean, fresh look

Simone Rocha SS18
Simone Rocha SS18
White leather and black contrast bucket bag, €24.99 New Look
White plimsolls with 'love' laces, €29.95 Zara
Isabel Marant Lawrie Origami Sweater, €590 Brown Thomas
Galmont Hotel

Darren Kennedy

In a year of full-on colour, brash logos and vibrant prints, there's something particularly refreshing about fashion's return to white.

White emerged as the shade of choice on the spring/summer 2018 catwalks. From chic tailored separates at Preen to billowing, airy dresses at Roksanda, white was evident from London to New York. Our own Simone Rocha embraced it on puff-sleeved, Victorian-influenced tulle and silk dresses.

Victoria Beckham presented all-white-everything outfits made up of relaxed separates, oftentimes only breaking the colourway with pops of sparkly colour in the footwear. While the weather is still chilly, layer different shades, textures and cuts in white. Think wide-legged trousers paired with heavy knits layered over crisp cotton shirts and a pair of Stan Smith trainers.


White plimsolls with 'love' laces, €29.95 Zara

For a casually chic city look, style your white jeans with a chambray shirt, and layer with a lightweight khaki jacket or parka (whichever is more weather-appropriate). Complete the look with your favourite trainers.


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Galmont Hotel

The four-star Galmont Hotel & Spa Galway, formerly the Radisson Blu, is located on the shores of Lough Atalia, within a short walking distance of Galway city centre and everything the buzzing place has to offer. If it’s pampering rather than partying that’s on your mind, the hotel offers a Rejuvenate package, including overnight stay and a 25-minute treatment in the Spirit One Spa, from €215 per room. For a daytime stop-off, there’s the Teatime & Treatments offer, which includes a 70-minute treatment of your choice and access to the thermal suite, followed by afternoon tea at Coopers Bar & Lounge, for €110 per person. For further information, see

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