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Interview: We Are Islanders

Interview: We Are Islanders

Emily Maree discusses Irish influences, designing for men, creating stories through clothing and the future for We Are Islanders with Rosie O’Reilly, the Creative Designer of Irish brand We Are Islanders   When did you first decide you wanted to go into fashion design? I was lucky to have a mother who taught me what style

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Interview: Niamh O’Neill

Emily Maree discusses Viktor & Rolf, the Fashion Innovation Awards, Frank Gehry, NCAD and being Fashion Designer of the Year with talented international designer Niamh O’Neill   When did you first decide you wanted to go into fashion design? I have always wanted to be a designer and always saw myself doing what I’m doing

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Graduate Series: Alison McEvoy

Emily Maree discusses Tilda Swinton, trendsetting, LSAD and the National Tailoring Academy with new graduate designer Alison McEvoy When did you first decide you wanted to get into Fashion Design? I come from a design household – my parents have a kitchen design business so I was always making things as a child. I would

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Interview: Emma Manley

Emily Maree discusses Paris Fashion Week, Kate Mara and Irish designers with internationally-renowned designer Emma Manley Emma Manley’s new collection is inspired by letting go of the past and going into the future. This A/W season, we’re shown the brave, gutsy side of the Manley woman. The colour palette mixes tones of teal and warm

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Interview: Sinead Doyle

Emily Maree talks eponymous labels, Alexander McQueen, the National Tailoring Academy and style influences with designer and National Tailoring Academy course director Sinead Doyle   When did you first decide you wanted to get into fashion design? I’m a movie buff and was always fascinated with costume. This led me to think about what clothes

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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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How Irish Fashion Talent Survived the Recession

The business of fashion is an arduous one. While the Celtic Tiger roared, many small fashion businesses opened up shop and thrived, thanks to the new boutique-shopping phase we were all part of. People spent more than they earned on designer clothing and knick-knacks from whatever kitsch store had been opened that week. However, once

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