NEWS THREADS LABEL LOOKOUT
We’re loving Irish duo Jill & Gill whose eponymous label represents aspirational women through illustration, print and style. Limited runs keep things exclusive, while responsible sourcing ensures shoppers can invest in the apparel’s journey – not just its design. Our pick? This Boss Lady recycled woven tote bag (€15). Who said decisionmaking had to be hard work? Available online and at Bloss, Dundrum Town Centre.
Info: www.jillandgill.com. 52 Weeks – a year-round collection by Helen McAlinden offers simple solutions for today’s hectic lifestyle. The capsule of classic pieces like the ‘take you anywhere’ dress, cropped culottes, palazzo pants and layer-worthy tunics offer everyday elegance with minimal effort. Info: 01-679 0355,www. helenmcalinden.com.
DIARY DATES Thursday, 8th November
H&M teams up with Moschino for MOSCHINO [tv] X H&M - its latest designer-high street collaboration. The full range of women and men’s fashion cites pop, street culture, logo and glamour references thanks to the label’s colouful creative director, Jeremy Scott. Available in select stores worldwide and online. www.hm.com
The BLOSS Winter Capsule event at Dundrum Town Centre is a luxury showcase and pop-up shop of over 35 established and emerging Irish designers. BLOSS founders, designers Emma Manley and Jenny Huston, together with their accountant Paul Haycock, imagined the showcase as a new channel to sell Irish luxury designs. The store boasts a range of cuttingedge and classic, women’s, men’s and children’s fashions as well as homewares, jewellery, millinery and accessories. Open until January 7th, 2019. Info: www. blossintl.com.
In our need to escape the chaos, serenity acts as a cure for our daily routines and for the inspiration of environmentally committed garments, like the ones in the new MANGO Committed capsule collection. The collection of garments are designed with recycled fabrics that use sustainable fibres as part of a bigger commitment to supporting the use of 50% sustainable cotton by 2022. Info: www.mango.com.
Irish Socksciety has joined forces with Irish Artist Shane O’Malley to launch their first artist edition socks. Emerging from Ireland’s vibrant graffiti subculture, O’Malley works in the mediums of paint, murals and art installations. His work focuses on the themes of identity, mental and emotional health, journey and self-hood, making it a very powerful pairing with the sock designers who believe “that even socks can be a good medium to carry a happy and inspiring message.” Price: €9 plus p+p. Info: www.irishsocksciety.com: Insta @irishsocksciety.
STOCKISTSArket – www.arket.comBrown Thomas – Patrick Street 021-4805555,www.brownthomas.com COS – Wicklow Street 01-6111080,www.cosstores.comFinery London – www.finerylondon.comH&M – Opera Lane 021-4278086,www.hm.ie,and other branches Hobbs – Dundrum Town Centre 01-2079619,www.hobbs.co.uk Kildare Village – Nurney Road 045 520501,www.kildarevillage.com Mango – Henry Street 01-8788008,www.mango.comME + EM – www.meandem.comNet-a-Porter – www.netaporter.comThe Outnet – www.theoutnet.co.ukWhistles – Brown Thomas 021-4805555,www.whistles.com www.annmarieoconnor.me