Dublin fashion scene: summer sequins, designer awards, and the next big names in fashion

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In this fashion edition, we explore the latest trends and happenings from Dublin’s vibrant boutique scene.

Bairbre Power, ranked among the top five style influencers in Ireland, wrote about what’s in the mod these days; and we take inspiration and insight as we revisit what she shared.

Madison & Co boutique in Glasthule Village is a family-owned store opened by Kelly Callaghan. The shop is renowned for its diverse range of clothing and trends it caters to.

Emma Callaghan, along with boutique staff Sharon and Amanda, is now running it. Every buying trip is an opportunity for them to choose diverse lines of clothing and ensure a fresh inventory.

They offer labels like Meimeij, Me369, Tomorrow Denim, Malina, and Sort Aarhus, catering to various styles.

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Dublin’s Caroline Kilkenny stands out with her original designs, available at her eponymous label and Sisters ranges.

Her “Logan” dress, a summer favourite, is fluid and elegant with flip sleeves and a gathered front.

Sinéad O’Dwyer, an Irish woman hailing from Tullamore, County Offaly, created a sensation at London Fashion Week.

She has been awarded the Zalando Visionary Award 2024 for her commitment to sustainability, creativity, and innovation. This accolade grants Sinéad a debut on Copenhagen Fashion Week’s runway in August.

The award recognizes makers of the future who pay attention to sustainability and dedicate themselves to innovation and positive social impact, providing support to encourage them to make meaningful changes within the fashion industry and beyond.

The “Assembly” collection of this Royal College of Art graduate was influenced by her experiences wearing the uniform of Killina Secondary School.

Sinéad’s fanbase adores her figure-clinging webbed dresses with Swarovski crystal applique and modular, gender-fluid pieces.

Collaborations

An exciting collaboration between two renowned Dublin designers, Louise Stokes of Loulerie and Rae Feather, is soon to be revealed. Known for their exceptional design skills and commitment to innovation, this creative partnership will bring forth a collection of fashion items that are sure to captivate and inspire consumers.

Be among the first to explore these exclusive pieces when they become available in both their physical stores and online platforms.

“We’ve been hard at work designing a stunning capsule jewellery collection inspired by relaxed summer travels and beach vibes,” says Louise Stokes.

For those with a keen interest in fashion, it is essential not to overlook the imminent collaboration between two esteemed Dublin designers – Louise Stokes and Rae Feather – that will surely churn out interesting pieces.

River Island NCAD Fashion Design Bursary

Dennis Lawless from Edenderry, Co Offaly, received this year’s River Island NCAD Bursary for his innovative, gender-neutral collection with bold designs like tailored jackets.

The River Island NCAD Fashion Design Bursary, an esteemed annual competition celebrating its twentieth year, offers a talented designer €3,500 in financial support and a valuable three-month paid internship at River Island’s prestigious design studio in West London.

The skilled 23-year-old designer is known for his versatile and inclusive collection that left judges and fashion aficionados in awe with its audacious and innovative designs, showcasing tailored jackets.

The River Island NCAD competition presented students with a unique challenge: to develop collections inspired by their most treasured River Island memories.

NCAD graduates have found that the bursary puts their foot in the door of Dublin fashion and the world’s in general.

The fashion landscape of Dublin continues to flourish, marked by the emergence of creative designers and groundbreaking collaborations. This dynamic city has become a must-visit location for those passionate about fashion trends.

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