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Tuesday 22 January 2019

Darren Kennedy: The fun factor

When it comes to colour, prints and oversized silhouettes, more is more

Catwalk: Mary Katrantzou SS18
Catwalk: Mary Katrantzou SS18
Square dangle earrings, €12.95 Zara
Rosie Assoulin Flared Shirt Dress, €1,865 Brown Thomas
Printed Shirt, €11 Penneys
Darren Kennedy

Darren Kennedy

This year fun is injected back into fashion. Whether it's colour saturation, print overload or oversized silhouettes, one of the key themes on the runways for 2018 is a 'more is more' attitude.

 A full-blown love affair with the oversized silhouette is here to stay for the foreseeable future. London-based label Qasimi mastered this trend with a collection presented in comforting, earthy tones. Elongated sleeve lengths and dramatically billowing trousers were the order of the day for this minimalist, yet, fashion-forward aesthetic. At the opposite end of the spectrum, saturated colours which scream summer made a clear statement about this year's palette. Bold hues worn in head-to-toe looks or in block colours shouted for attention at Tom Ford, while eye-grabbing pattern play with overcharged florals set against polka dots took centre stage at Mary Katrantzou.


Saturated looks worn in monochromatic outfits aren’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the trend. Keep it at arm’s length by choosing a bold-hued clutch bag worn with a muted outfit.


Enjoy date night with a difference with a stylish city break in the heart of Dublin. Treat your loved one to a romantic overnight stay and candlelit four-course meal in The Courtyard Restaurant of

Trinity City Hotel. An ideal location for a memorable Valentine’s celebration, dial up the romance with a complimentary glass of Prosecco as you relax and unwind in the quirky surroundings. The Romance in the City package includes an overnight stay with breakfast the following morning, four-course meal with complimentary glass of Prosecco from €260 per room based on two people sharing. Can’t do the full night? Skip the overnight stay and enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner at Trinity City Hotel for €48 per person. For more, visit

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