Business partners Ross Staunton and Amy Hamilton have brought their brand of urban cool to Dublin's Drury Street in the form of Raglan, their new concept store and coffee bar.
Combining clothes and coffee, Raglan is a laidback space which stocks urban lifestyle brands for both men and women with an emphasis on cool, outdoor labels including RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Nixon, Billabong, Helly Hansen and Dakine. 56-58 Drury Street, Dublin 2. raglan.ie
HOW TO WEAR - ON THE GRID
This season it's hip to be square.
Traditional tartans planted themselves firmly back on the fashion agenda this time last year and for AW/14, checks, tartans and plaids play second fiddle to their more striking sibling, windowpane checks or grid checks as they're also commonly known. Windowpane checks first appeared a couple of season's ago but for AW/14 they've been given an über-sophisticated finish.
Varying degrees of grid print appeared on the AW/14 catwalks including at Giles, Marc By Marc Jacobs and Meadham Kirchhoff. But it's Chloé's take on the graphic pattern that created one of the most eye-catching looks of the season. In fact, their windowpane check flutter dress in crisp monochrome has already proved a sell-out.
Essentially a simplified check, this style lends itself to a more minimal aesthetic and gives classic ginghams and plaids a more modern feel. What's more, if you want to be a little more adventurous with your personal style, the clean lines make it easy to double up. Need styling inspiration? Just look to Olivia Palermo, Keira Knightley and Victoria Beckham.