Tuesday 18 June 2019

Our 12 favourite Irish fashion designers

Sarah Morrissey wears a Fabine Blossom Silk Georgette Dress with petal encrusted bodice (bespoke) pictured this morning at 56 Merrion Square at the launch of the Louise Kennedy Spring Summer Collection 2015.. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Sarah Morrissey wears a Fabine Blossom Silk Georgette Dress with petal encrusted bodice (bespoke) pictured this morning at 56 Merrion Square at the launch of the Louise Kennedy Spring Summer Collection 2015.. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Freya Drohan

In honour of our national holiday, we celebrate the cream of the crop of Irish fashion talent, and their standout designs for the season.

1. Louise Kennedy

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Yomiko wears a Poppy Ivory Fine Lace Bridal Gown with delicate scatter beadwork (bespoke) and Karen Fitzpatrick wears a Lilianna Orchid Silk Organza Digital Print Dress at EUR1895 and Sarah Morrisey wears a Pari Ivory Crepe Tunic with Pearl Embroidered Sleeves at EUR1995 and Crista Red Capri Trousers at EUR395 pictured at the launch of the Louise Kennedy Spring Summer Collection 2015.. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

2. Simone Rocha

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Simone Rocha, SS/15

3. Paul Costelloe

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Fashion designer Paul Costelloe after his presentation during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London. Photo: Ian Gavan.

4. Peter O'Brien

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Abby Harris for Peter O'Brien at Arnotts

5. Natalie B. Coleman

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Dress, €1,300, Natalie B Coleman. Shoes, €795, Givenchy, Net-A-Porter

6. Richard Malone

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7. Danielle Romeril

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Models are seen at the Danielle Romeril presentation during London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015

8. Emma Manley

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Arnott's Emma Manley collection

9. Philip Treacy

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Bra, La Perla, Susan Hunter. Headpiece, Philip Treacy, Design Centre

10. Joanne Hynes

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Limited-edition ‘Lowis’ leather dress, €315, Coast and black crystal collar, €395, by Joanne Hynes at Harvey Nichols

11. Umit Kutluk

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Thalia Heffernan for Umit Kutluk. Picture: Grace Moore/Instagram

12. Zoe Jordan

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Blazer, €1,215; shorts, €525, both Zoe Jordan, available from Emporium Kalu, 16 South Main St, Naas, Co Kildare; and Havana, Donnybrook, D4

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