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Pleated skirts and winter coats make the cut for Peter O'Brien's capsule collection at Arnotts

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Louise Byrne, wears a black pleated crepe dress with detachable collar at €295  pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin this morning for the launch of the Peter O'Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 2015 Collection

Louise Byrne, wears a black pleated crepe dress with detachable collar at €295 pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin this morning for the launch of the Peter O'Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 2015 Collection

Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 15 Collection Hugh Lane Gallery. Photo: Kieran Harnett

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 15 Collection Hugh Lane Gallery. Photo: Kieran Harnett

Kieran Harnett

Eve Connolly wears a grey double breasted flared coat at EUR425 with pleated crepe dress at EUR295 pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Eve Connolly wears a grey double breasted flared coat at EUR425 with pleated crepe dress at EUR295 pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Eve Connolly,  wears a plum fit and flare double breasted coat at EUR495, ivory crepe top at EUR155 and satin skirt at EUR220   pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Eve Connolly, wears a plum fit and flare double breasted coat at EUR495, ivory crepe top at EUR155 and satin skirt at EUR220 pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

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Fashion fans are doffing their hats at couturier Peter O'Brien whose sixth capsule collection for Arnotts was unveiled at the Henry Street store last night.

He utilises black and navy, his signature choice of colours, to great effect with an attractive selection of strong tailored coats, feminine dresses and versatile merino knits.

This season, O'Brien has worked with a rich colour palette stretching from burgundy and ivory to stone and yellow ochre, all of which pop up in his 44-piece collection which goes on sale in store and online today.

Creative director at Rochas in Paris for 12 years, the Dubliner is always a go-to man for a great winter coat with a point of difference.

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Louise Byrne, wears a black pleated crepe dress with detachable collar at €295  pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin this morning for the launch of the Peter O'Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 2015 Collection

Louise Byrne, wears a black pleated crepe dress with detachable collar at €295 pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin this morning for the launch of the Peter O'Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 2015 Collection

Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Louise Byrne, wears a black pleated crepe dress with detachable collar at €295 pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin this morning for the launch of the Peter O'Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 2015 Collection

His capsule collection offers 11 structured and oversized boyfriend coats including a dramatic fit and flare coat with wide, exaggerated lapels in burgundy and a boyfriend style, in the same colour, trimmed with contrasting navy velvet on the collar.

A big fan of extravagant skirts, O'Brien has two great pleated dresses including the black crepe one (left) with Peter Pan collar (€295).

He found the perfect milliner in Amanda Byrne of Highbury Designs whose grey top hat (right) with slouchy side was a big hit with guests at his launch.

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Peter O'Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 15 Collection Hugh Lane Gallery. Photo: Kieran Harnett

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 15 Collection Hugh Lane Gallery. Photo: Kieran Harnett

Kieran Harnett

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 15 Collection Hugh Lane Gallery. Photo: Kieran Harnett

There are eight pieces of basic knits including roll neck polos with colour trim and an A-line white shirt with pleated hemline.

Prices start at €95 for knitwear and run to €495 for certain coats.

The collection includes four A-line, high waisted structured wrap and pencil skirts and a double pleated skirt in techno taffeta.

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Eve Connolly,  wears a plum fit and flare double breasted coat at EUR495, ivory crepe top at EUR155 and satin skirt at EUR220   pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Eve Connolly, wears a plum fit and flare double breasted coat at EUR495, ivory crepe top at EUR155 and satin skirt at EUR220 pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Eve Connolly, wears a plum fit and flare double breasted coat at EUR495, ivory crepe top at EUR155 and satin skirt at EUR220 pictured at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Irish Independent