NEWS THREADS LABEL LOOKOUT
Sister designers Kalliope and Niki Mastromanolis are passionate about Greek sandals. Their luxury label Kalliniki (a portmanteau of their names) combines heritage and artisanal craftsmanship with an innovative design ethos that caters to the modern woman. The result? Minimalist geometric footwear that can be worn any time, any place. Prices from €160. Info: www.kaliniki.com.
Fashion is fast coming around to the art of slow. Enter Olivia
Rose the Label - a small independent clothing line, founded by English designer, Olivia Rose Havelock. Everything is handmade to order by Olivia in her UK studio, from designing and sewing her locally sourced fabrics, to steaming and packaging each garment with a hand-written note. Such time and attention mean quantities are limited – 30 orders per week to be exact, making each purchase extra special. Info: www. oliviarosethelabel.com.
Wednesday, 1st August: Dressup Market takes its fashion tour to Cork with fashion blogger Retro Flame. Expect a meetand-greet interview with the titian-haired influencer, canapes, and cocktails, retail therapy at the Dressup Market popup shop and gorgeous goody bags. Price: €30 plus booking fee. Info: www.eventbrite.ie.
Dublin’s colourful clothing citadel Om Diva celebrates her 20th birthday. A champion of emerging Irish designers, vintage one-offs, kitsch and quirky accessories (not to mention wonderful staff), Om Diva has rightfully taken its place among the most cherished boutiques in Ireland. Many happy returns! Info: 01 679-1211; www.omdivaboutique.com.
German label EDITED is rapidly making its mark on the affordable fashion scene. As the name suggests, the EDITED design team creates and curates up to three collections per season inspired by the latest global trends. This summer-worthy ‘Mela’ dress (€79.90) is worth clicking to cart, especially with a relaxed 100-day return policy. Nice. Info: www.edited.de.
Be the best-dressed guest at any event Cult Gaia’s figureflattering ‘Isabel’ frock. Boasting a bias cut, asymmetrical hemline and plunging open back, this gúna is made for al fresco dancing, swirling and twirling. Price: €854.58. Info: www.cultgaia.com.