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WIN! €300 to Spend at Kilkenny Stores Nationwide

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Kilkenny, home to Ireland's largest collection of Irish designers, has recently launched its fantastic autumn/winter fashion collections. Synonymous with promoting the finest in Irish design for 50 years this year, AW ‘13 at Kilkenny comprises a mix of autumnal shades, pastel neutrals and rich reds across key trends such as Lady Luxe, Modern Romantic and Cosy & Glam. Feminine and … [Read more...]

FASHION NEWS: NCAD Student Claire Lynam Wins the River Island Fashion Design Bursary 2013

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NCAD student Claire Lynam has won the prestigious River Island Fashion Design Bursary award with her cutting-edge futuristic design. As her entry into the competition, Claire created an outfit which fits in perfectly with the River Island fashion-forward thinking motto; designing an ensemble which is not only daring and sure to get you noticed, but is wearable also. Modelled by Daniella … [Read more...]

SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH BUSINESS: Irish Design Has a New Home

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Here at TheDailyUpdate.ie, since our inception in 2011 we like to make the occasional bit of noise to support new and existing Irish businesses. We’re currently loving new Irish website Swoop.ie. Top fashion stylist and former Daily Update columnist Tanya Grimson and interior designer Maria Dublin have come together to launch a unique online marketplace that is open to anyone who produces and … [Read more...]

SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH DESIGN: SEAN BYRNE COUTURE

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For many creative types, there is a natural fear that comes with your craft; the fear of running out of inspiration. But not for Sean Byrne. For the Irish designer, this is not an issue. “I could never run out of creativity. I have six ideas for collections bouncing around in my head at the moment” he reveals. Instead, the aspect of designing that Byrne finds more difficult “is not being … [Read more...]

SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH DESIGN: LAURA-JAYNE HALTON

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It’s a sunny Friday morning in Dublin when I go to meet designer extraordinaire, Laura-Jayne Halton. Not that she would describe herself as that, but it is a label that’s well deserved; fashion designer, creative illustrator, artist, furniture designer – Ms Halton does it all, and she does it beautifully. Rarely, as it turns out for both us, we’re early. So I rendezvous with her at … [Read more...]

SPOTLIGHT ON IRISH DESIGN: SINEAD DOYLE

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Vicky Kavanagh catches up with Irish fashion designer Sinead Doyle   Feminine Empowerment. It’s rare for such words to enter my mind when conversing with a designer. Don’t get me wrong, I find many designers empowering to women. I fully view clothes as an extension of personality and expression. Fashion does empower. But it is rare for “feminine” and “empowerment” to marry … [Read more...]

UP TO 70% OFF AT EXCLUSIVE IRISH DESIGNER SALE

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A group of Irish designers, including Jennifer Rothwell, Sinead Doyle, Claire O Connor, Heather Finn, Que-va, Sinead Clarke, Eve Ella, Ana Faye and many more are part of a two-day sample sale in Dublin this coming Friday and Saturday. Taking place at 29 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 from 11am until 7pm on Friday March 30th, and 11am until 6pm on Saturday March 31st, there will be up to 70% off … [Read more...]

TANYA GRIMSON’S FASHION WISH LIST

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This week’s selection is a melting pot of styles with a definite air of optimism to them. I hope you enjoy. Helix platform shoes, €90, www.asos.com  These platform shoes from ASOS instantly caught my attention, as again they seem much more expensive than they actually are. Platforms are still big news this season, heels may have come down dramatically with kitten and smaller block … [Read more...]

IRISH DESIGN DUO CELEBRATE NEW ONLINE STORE WITH A HUGE SALE

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Contemporary Irish fashion label Kate and Ava, well known for their fabric quality and cut, are officially launching their online shop, www.kateandava.ie/shop, today with a massive online sale. A huge variety of styles are included in the sale, with reductions ranging from 50% to 70%. There are also two items included in the sale that will sell for €2, yes I did say €2, so keep an … [Read more...]

IRISH DESIGN COLLECTIVE SUPPORTS MOVEMBER

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    The Mo’Style men’s fashion festival takes place at Project 51 on Dublin’s South William Street from today. Featuring some of the biggest names in Irish fashion bringing handmade menswear, accessories and shoes, the festival runs for the month of November in conjunction with Movember. For every purchase made by guys with a moustache, 10% of the sale goes to the Movember … [Read more...]