Category: Fashion Design

lennon courtney

Interview: Brendan Courtney of Lennon Courtney

Friday evening in a room full of coiffured, elegant women, looking for a night of glamour and excitement. Free cocktails are passed around the Gaslight Bar and Brasserie on shiny trays – mojitos, cosmopolitans and prosecco setting the tone of a sophisticated evening. Excited screams fill the room as Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney –

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cfda nominees 2014

Meet the CFDA Nominees 2014

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are one of the most prestigious fashion councils in the world and are home to over 450 fashion and accessory designers. A non-profit organisation, it was started in 1962 and pays tribute to some of fashion’s biggest and most talented household names. Since 2009, the talented and

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capulet and montague

Interview: Capulet and Montague

Emily Maree talks design, ambitions and Irish influences with up-and-coming designer Lisa McCormack from Capulet and Montague Did you always want to be a jewellery designer? Did you study for it? Actually I fell into it mid recession after losing my job. It was a blessing in disguise! Having the time and opportunity to create and being self-taught, it

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colin horgan

Spotlight On: Colin Horgan

September 5-8 saw the hugely popular Dublin Fashion Festival return to our fair capital for its fourth consecutive year. The DFF, this year hosted by the stunning Laura Whitmore, is a celebration of innovative and home-grown fashion and style, awarding and showcasing some of the best talent Ireland has to offer. One such talent is Colin Horgan, a designer

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irish designers

The Fashionable Four – Irish Designers

For such a small island, we really have a plethora of talent in the design industry across the world. In a country that has no fashion week, no internationally recognised fashion magazines and models that adhere to photo-call modelling rather than high fashion and runway, it’s hard to imagine that such amazing talent could be

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topshop google

Topshop Teams Up With Google

High street store Topshop has teamed up with Google for its upcoming show at London Fashion Week. The partnership between the two successful companies will make the catwalk show ‘more accessible and innovative’ by giving the audience at home the ability to see the show from the models point of view. The show, which will

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Eco Fashion in Budapest

Walking through my college campus on the way to get a cocktail today, I happened upon the most amazing sight ever: a fashion show on my own campus. There was some RAG week/Spring Break events going on in the middle of the campus and while we were waiting for our drinks, we spotted the most

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Siberia Shoe Shop

Went into this shop called Siberia the other day as its the subject of my latest article for The Genteel, and its the most magical shoe shop I’ve ever seen! The owner Anna Zaboeva is the owner of Pleasemachine, the brand that makes all the shoes in the shop and she uses and recycles old

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Printa Design Shop

As part of my next assignment for The Genteel, I got to go and do a piece on this fabulous design shop in the back streets of Budapest. Tucked away in a rough-looking area, is this beautiful little gem of a company. Not only is it a design shop, its a cafe, an art gallery

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Belfast Fashion Week: Designers and Designer Boutiques

It was a fabulous night that kicked off Belfast Fashion Week in a luxury suite in the Europa Hotel in Belfast city. The decor and atmosphere walking into the room were enough to excite anyone, even before the beautiful models took to the cream luxurious catwalk.  As this blogger sat down on the clear Perspex

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