FIRST LOOK: BT2's Autumn/Winter must-haves
She's the world's busiest supermodel and after posing for all the top designer brands, Cara Delevingne has pulled on her designer cap to launch her own collection for DKNY.
Her 15 styles starting at €75 for a bra top, €135 for a tee, €245 for a jumpsuit and €610 for a furry puffa or leather jacket are amongst the exciting, keenly awaited elements in the AW14 offerings from BT2.
The Brown Thomas 'little sister' is introducing six new exclusive labels this season to sit alongside favourites like Diane von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, House of Holland, Victoria Beckham Denim and Vince.
Irish model Carmel Mannion who was discovered as a 17-year-old schoolgirl from Loreto Convent in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, made her first homecoming photocall appearance yesterday after spending a year in New York. Carmel wore a grid pattern playsuit (€170) (far left) from the Finders Keepers, a label with a big following at BT2.
Jeans this season are all about the skinny and the denim. There's a big focus on colour which is essentially dark, hovering around black, grey and blue and texture runs from clean wash to coated. The legs look impossibly tight, almost ankle chokers a la Harry Styles of One Direction but there is refuge in boyfriend styles, a la Miranda Kerr who is the face of the new Seven for Mankind brand this season. Victoria Beckham has thought outside the box, delivering some flared styles.
She uses Japanese denim, a favourite with jeans aficionado and her dark washes are stretchy, with flattering high pockets and waists. In store, I spotted cashmere hoodies from Irish designer Lucy Nagle, beaded dresses from Needle & Thread and a sweater (€195) and metallic skirt (€295) from House of Holland, guaranteed to turn heads.