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The lat­est Peter O’Brien for Dunnes Stores col­lec­tion has a few sur­prises in store. Ex­pect grey and navy knits with flashes of acid yel­low, dresses that go from day to evening with chif­fon de­tails, de­tach­able col­lars and sun­ray pleats; plus, coats in vel­vet, duchess satin or marled grey dou­ble crepe. Whether clas­sic Parisian or pure mod­ernist – the choice is yours. Info: 021-4278154;

Ni­amh O’Neill’s epony­mous au­tumn/ win­ter 18 col­lec­tion draws in­spi­ra­tion from 19th cen­tury Ja­panese ki­monos and war uni­forms. Jux­ta­pos­ing vel­vetde­voré, silk, wool crepe and structured jacquards with exclusive prints and pre­ci­sion tai­lor­ing, the re­sult is equal parts fierce and fem­i­nine. Info: 041-683 3016;­


NOW – Call­ing all frus­trated fash­ion lovers! New RTE se­ries ‘The Fit­ting

Room’ is cast­ing for ev­ery­day men and women who strug­gle to find the per­fect out­fit. The show will pair three Ir­ish de­sign­ers with style-con­scious in­di­vid­u­als who find it a chal­lenge to dress their shape or size. The suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants will have a be­spoke piece of cloth­ing de­signed es­pe­cially for them. In­ter­ested? Email your name, age and con­tact num­ber along with a re­cent pho­to­graph and de­scrip­tion of your per­sonal fash­ion frus­tra­tion to VIL­LAGE VIBE Kil­dare Vil­lage in­vites you to dis­cover your style, your way this au­tumn. In­tro­duc­ing Indy Power, An­gela Scan­lon, An­n­marie O’Con­nor and Olivia Tracey - four women at dif­fer­ent stages of their lives with dif­fer­ent styles. Log onto the Kil­dare Vil­lage web­site to dis­cover how their style has evolved through the years and let it in­spire yours! Info: www.kil­dare­vil­


Theo + Ge­orge have part­nered with per­son­alised ac­ces­sory mavens Baal & Tanit to launch mono­grammed cashmere jumpers.

The col­lec­tion will de­but with the ‘Ella’ crew neck cashmere jumper for sale in three colours and with up to three em­broi­dered let­ters. Avail­able from Theo + Ge­orge on­line or in-store at Baal & Tanit, Sandy­mount Green, Dublin 4. Info: www. theoand­ge­; www.baa­land­


Charles and Keith bags have been a main­stay on the fash­ion scene since 1996 but have reached peak arm candy sta­tus with their in­ter­na­tional on­line pres­ence. Founded with a vi­sion to em­power women around the world through the lan­guage of fash­ion, the brand also sup­ports progress, sus­tain­abil­ity and con­ser­va­tion in­clude the use of For­est Stew­ard­ship Coun­cil

(FSC) cer­ti­fied pa­per, as well as col­lab­o­ra­tions with in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions such as United Na­tions En­tity for Gen­der Equal­ity (UNWOMEN), Breast Cancer Foun­da­tion and World Wide Fund for Na­ture (WWF).

Info: www.charlesand­

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