Pandemic Fashion Trends“People are buying with brands that align with their own vision.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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Change is fashion’s unique selling point, but change always leaves someone behind. The commercial fallout from the pandemic along with the move towards sustainability in fashion have delivered some surprising casualties.  Fashion Editor with The Irish Independent, Bairbre Power and designer Aoife McNamara share their insider perspectives on where the industry is at and where it might be going on …

Sustainable Fashion“I felt over the years, I needed to make some sort of change because the guilt was real.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Retail therapy was a thing of the past for Laura Egan by the time lockdown happened. The professional fashion designer hasn’t bought a single item of brand-new clothing or footwear for some time, as she told Ryan Tubridy on Thursday: “I stopped buying new at the end of last year.” Laura has enjoyed a successful career as a fashion designer …

André Leon Talley“Mrs Vreeland polished the soles of her shoes with a rhinoceros horn.”

As heard on arena

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Before he became the king of the front row, before he was the friend and confidante of Karl Lagerfeld, Diana Vreeland and Michelle Obama, André Leon Talley was a young boy being raised by his grandparents in North Carolina, going through the pages of Vogue magazine and dreaming. André told Kay Sheehy on Monday’s Arena what Vogue meant to him …

Vivienne Westwood ‘The incredible thing about Vivienne is that there’s no overnight success there.  This was a long, long hard journey.’ 

As heard on arena

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“Do we have to cover every bit of it, you know?” moaned Vivienne Westwood.  “It’s so boring to say all this.”  Despite her protestations, the life, times and achievements of the fashion icon are anything but boring, as evidenced in new film, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist.  Director Lorna Tucker spoke to Seán Rocks on Arena about capturing a legend on …

The Aran Jumper‘I think it’s one of those items we ended up turning into humble masterpiece’

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What makes an item of clothing iconic? ‘Is fashion modern?’ is a new exhibition that will take place in New York next month that includes an array of iconic typologies over the past century including the great symbol of Irish style, The Aran Geansaí. Michelle Millar Fisher who is one of the curators from MoMa New York exhibition, joined Sean Rocks on …

Hair‘A ‘hard part’ is the buzziest buzz cut around’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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If we asked you to do a google search of Nicky Byrne, Aidan O’Mahony and Conor McGregor… would you know what it is that they have in common? If you didn’t already know, you’d spot it fairly quickly. They each sport the ‘hard part’, the latest coiffeur craze. Craig Nolan of Old County Barbers in Dublin spoke to the Ray …

Dressing politicians.‘If Enda Kenny or anybody came in wearing leather trousers, there would be discussion about it.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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With everything that’s happening in the world, it could be described as a little sad that one of the biggest political controversies in the UK over the last week has been generated by a photo shoot in the Sunday Times featuring British Prime Minister, Theresa May, in a pair of leather trousers. In yet another overuse of the suffix “gate”, …

GOK WAN ‘It’s never really about the clothes that we wear. It’s never really about our bodies’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“It’s all in the brain.”  That’s the advice style expert Gok Wan had for Ryan Tubridy this morning as they explored the issues so many of us have when it comes to how we look. Gok is returning to Ireland next year with a new take on his hugely successful television shows – a live event for sharing stories and advice …