At a time when good fabric and excellent finish are overlooked and undervalued, our pieces stand out – and last a lifetime. Fabrics are chosen for their weight, their quality, their feel, their ability to fall and fold beautifully.
This season, we have returned to one of Italy’s most renowned mills to source double face crepe, constructed with two layers, so no lining is required, and where there are linings, they are 100% Italian silk.
High quality printed silks developed in Northern Italy are embellished using delicate beading. Luxurious Italian knits return. A nod to our inspiration of the season the Zeta skirt is a hand embellished zebra print jersey pencil skirt, styled below with our Sienna silk polka dot blouse.
Linton, based in Carlisle has a longstanding tradition of creating beautiful novelty fabrics handwoven to this day for their initial strike off. It has always been a first port of call when we start a new collection. Established in 1912, Linton has an extensive client portfolio when you consider the brands they work alongside including some of the worlds most prestigious French and Italian fashion houses. Their use of multiple threads and different tension mechanisms create the texture and unique novelty feel to the fabric. The season our Bree and Leanne dress are created using Linton fabrics exclusively woven for our SS 20 collection.
Louise Kennedy at Linton.
With a narrow fitted bodice, flattering round neckline and a modern midi length, Leanne dress (above) is both prim and sexy, its gorgeous fabric falling fabulously to mid-calf. The Leanne is a novelty tweed in soft white, vivid lime and vibrant pink inspired by our love of colour.
This year, we celebrate 21 years on Dublin’s most historic and elegant Georgian square. The SS 20 collection continues to be inspired by this important milestone, with design details of railings and intricate ceiling cornices transposed into pattern and pearl, bead and crystal embellishment on beautiful tailored jackets, coats, dresses and kaftans, many of them in chic midnight and white colour combinations.