We catch up with Conaill O’Dwyer, a young Irish designer whose abstract take on traditional male threads is looking to realign the structure of menswear in Ireland.
Recent NCAD graduate George Murray managed to create a final collection that not only triumphed aesthetically but managed to speak consciously about the effect of fast fashion in the world.
With artistic origins, six years in Vietnam and the solo establishment of an independent business under her belt, when it comes to Dublin’s creative scene, Kiki Na Art has arrived.
Dean McDaid, of 9 crows and Not Another tells us how a few pints with Emma Fraser progressed into remodelling the Irish fashion industry.
Accessible attitude for less than 30 quid? We’ve had worse offers: Don’t Kill My Vibe
“We have a look reflective of our sound. We are weird but also current.” Bray trio Wyvern Lingo provide some insights on their look.
A recent graduate from NCAD, Mairéad Wall is another designer who like Liadain Aiken is served by textures and tribes.
With scenes of natural beauty woven affectionately throughout her work, Liadain Aiken is a label of love.
“A month in Patagonia, then visiting Chile, Antarctica, Easter Island, the whole experience was a dream come true.” Alice Moyan’s inspiration for starting Aliquo was found slightly further afield than you might expect.
“People recognise that it’s been successful elsewhere and are therefore a bit more open to it”. Former DJ Jenny Huston talks to us about her jewellery line Edge Only.
On the far end of Francis Street, past the bushels of antique stores and the croons of BIMM, is number 74. Playing host to vintage clothing, gypsy wraps and flat whites, the Francis Street Collective differs slightly from its neighbours. But this nook on the corner is more than fitting for the so-called Antique Quarter. A step inside confirms that it can more than hold its own in terms of both relics and rock‘n’roll.
We sat down with Hannah Choy O’Byrne afterhours in Thirty Four, the café below which her studio is located, to discuss her latest collection, a meditation on unlocking the spirit of our inner child and losing our inhibitions in an age when it feels like Big Brother is always watching.
A volatile retail atmosphere hasn’t deterred Chupi in setting up shop. As her multi-award winning jewellery brand continues to grow, Chupi carved some time out of her busy day to talk to Totally Dublin about the big plans that she has for this latest project.
The celebrated Dublin boutique Om Diva recently launched a new store, 2nd Space, to showcase the work of emerging local designers. An avid supporter of young emerging designers, Ruth Ni Loinsigh is excited to discover new talent to stock in 2nd Space. Her goal is to give undergraduates and recent graduates a platform before they leave college, so that they may have real life experience of the fashion industry, rather than being thrust straight in out of academia.
The venture of Anna Cosgrave, The Repeal Project takes the message to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution – which criminalises and denies women bodily autonomy and brushes the abortion issue under the carpet by sending those seeking abortions to the United Kingdom – and puts it on big block letters across your chest.
We spoke to three Irish designers; Michael Stewart, Andrew Bell and Caoimhe MacNeice to get an insight into the experiences of aspiring Irish designers, to find out why they are leaving at such a rapid pace and what can be done to keep them here, so that we may access the massively untapped potential of the Irish fashion industry.
The NCAD fashion department is a chaotic harmony of whirring sewing machines and whistling steam irons, as the final year students prepare their collections for the highly anticipated 2016 Degree Fashion Show. We feature four promising new talents exploring concepts as diverse as Frida Kahlo’s empowerment, heritage hi-viz and an escape from the conflict in Lebanon.
Totally Dublin catches up with fresh talent Aoife Dunne, who is known for mixing multimedia with zany visuals in her fashion work. The Dublin-based creative has earned herself the title of creative director and fashion stylist to international magazines all while still an undergraduate at NCAD.