It’s great to see a renaissance in Irish Fashion happening right now and how more and more designers are making Ireland a base for both their talent and latest offerings and moving Irish fashion forward in the process.
Dublin is a city abuzz with a mix of independent boutiques, cafes and galleries – known as the Creative Quarter. There are many shops on three parallel streets – Clarendon Street, South William Street and Drury Street – featuring both local designers and artisans. New developments have also helped create a concentrated destination for contemporary Irish design.
Irish Design Shop
From jewelleryy, housewares lines to cute crotcheted Farmyard animals, the Irish Design Shop offers the best in Irish Craft & Design. This cosy retail space was designed by Dublin based Sticks Fine Furniture to feature jewellery, textiles, ceramics, glassware, print and stationery all designed and made in Ireland.
Located in Powerscourt Centre, a Georgian-era mansion that holds more than 40 shops. Atrium is an inviting concept store with selections of award-winning Irish and international designers. Filled with beautiful design sourced from independent labels.
Carousel is a unique little Irish boutique offering vintage-inspired fashion at affordable prices, including its own women’s brand, Circus, characterized by A-line skirts, waist-nipped dresses and flowing blouses in floral, polka dot and geometric fabrics.
Theo + George
Dublin is a very young, very vibrant place to live.
The owner of the recently launched Dublin-based apparel brand Theo + George is Philadelphia born designer Katie O’Riordan and she describes her clothing company as a capsule of collection for women on the go, while adhering to the rules of sustainability. Theo + George sells online only to ensure luxury at an affordable price. They also have occasional pop up shops throughout the country.
Snáithe soon to air on TG4 channel – an Irish public service broadcaster for Irish-language speakers. The series will be exploring Irish Fashion past and present and begins February 14th, 2018. The presenter is Ciara O’Doherty, and the series conceived, created, managed, produced and directed by Ciara Nic Chormaic a graduate of Irish and Celtic studies from NUI Galway. She is also a freelance producer of art and history documentaries for the past 10 years and the series marks her directorial debut. This promises to be a very exiting series with contributions from one of Ireland’s most successful designers Oral Kiely, Irish fashion designer Richard Malone, Una Burke and many more.