Friday 15 November 2019

Learning to love culottes is easy if you try

Pictured at Dundrum Town Centre's Spring Summer 2015 fashion showcase model Maria Boardman showcases looks from the SS15 ladieswear collections in Dundrum Town Centre. Maria wears Oversized chambray shirt dress €145 Denim culottes €185 (both Acne at BT2) and Navy suede ankle boot €49 (Marks & Spencer). Picture: Leon Farrell/Photocall Irelan
Pictured at Dundrum Town Centre's Spring Summer 2015 fashion showcase model Maria Boardman showcases looks from the SS15 ladieswear collections in Dundrum Town Centre. Maria wears Oversized chambray shirt dress €145 Denim culottes €185 (both Acne at BT2) and Navy suede ankle boot €49 (Marks & Spencer). Picture: Leon Farrell/Photocall Irelan
Models at Dundrum Town Centre

Bairbre Power Fashion Editor

"Don't be afraid of culottes, they are a woman's friend, not her enemy."

That's the advice of top fashion stylist Colm Corrigan who yesterday hand-picked key trends from the spring summer 2015 collections for the Dundrum Town Centre press day.

The Dublin stylist who works for Conde Nast in London and styles shoots and advertising campaigns in the US, selected his favourite looks from over 2,000 brands housed across four floors.

"Culottes work even if you have a bit of an ass and if you have short legs, you don't have to run towards heels," he advises.

The 'Small Bags, Big Summer' showcase aimed to provide packing inspiration for your holidays and there were rails of Colm's personal edit of looks from high street stores to high-end boutiques.

Colm explored the wearability of key trends like 'Full Frontal Denim' where you layer up double denim...and then throw on a denim jacket for good measure.

Charming white and nudes in block colours put one in the mood for more of last weekend's warm weather and he pointed to the minimal magic when you cross utilitarian workwear with military resonances.

Pretty dresses included a DKNY red mesh dress with cut out panels from BT2, worn with contrasting purple suede heels from LK Bennett. A clashing floral coat and dress from DVF looked great with mesh shoes from Karen Millen whose biggest Irish store is now at Dundrum since the closure of its Grafton Street branch.

Irish Independent

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