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.
High quality printed silks developed in Northern Italy are embelished using delicate beading. Luxurious Italian knits return. A nod to our favourite Paddy Paws the Paddy skirt is a perfect silver grey with a touch of lurex sparkle tweed from our favourite Parisian mill. And where there are linings, they are 100% Italian silk.
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 Justine dress and Alana jacket are created using Linton fabrics exclusively woven for our AW 19 collection.
Louise Kennedy at Linton.
With narrow bracelet-length sleeves, flattering shallow funnel-neck and a modern midi length, Zola dress(above) is both prim and sexy, its gorgeous fabric falling fabulously to mid-calf. The Zola features jet black and beugle beads inspired by Georgian architecture.
This year, we celebrate 21 years on Dublin’s most historic and elegant Georgian square. The AW19 collection was in part 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.