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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; www.dunnestores.com.
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; www.niamhoneill.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.kildarevillage.com.
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. theoandgeorge.com; www.baalandtanit.com.
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).