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Dublin's favourite couturier Peter O'Brien unveils modern interpretation of winter classics

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Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

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Peter O'Brien for Arnotts collection

London Fashion Week didn't have exclusivity on showcasing newness yesterday and in Dublin, the capital's favourite couturier, Peter O'Brien, unveiled his modern interpretation of winter classics.

Peter, who formerly worked with the House of Rochas in Paris, showcased his fifth capsule collection for Arnotts.

The 38-piece collection is part of the Love Irish Design initiative at the Henry Street department store and it holds true to O'Brien's signature style of masterful coats and feminine tailoring.

However, the man who dutifully makes a point of featuring sleeves and pockets in his dresses surprised us by using lots of bright orange alongside camel, grey, navy and black.

There are nine coats in his new collection including a strong military style in navy, camel or grey but my favourite was a crombie, boyfriend-style overcoat, the tough boyishness softened deliciously by the addition of an ever so cute velvet collar. this coat rivals a satin band dress and wide legged trousers for immediate affection in my AW14 closet.

Peter offers wardrobe solutions for work and skirt shapes run from secretary pencil, to A-line and girly, full circle skirts.

His knits this year include a fitted, short sleeve fine gauge top with a bow tie and at the other end of the wooly jumper spectrum, he also introduced a chunky and snug, elbow length, cropped polo neck with ribbed detailing on the cuffs.

Prices start at €155 and run to €495.

In contrast to his four previous collections for Arnotts, there are no white shirts this time around.

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