Cork looks set to raise its fashion game with the arrival of Brown Thomas’ S/S 18 collections.
Danish label Ganni and Italian design house MSGM join existing names like Roland Mouret, Peter Pilotto and Roksanda, bringing a strong feminine spirit Leeside. Fancy a preview? Fashion director Shelly Corkery breaks down the top trends from the latest labels you need to know.
Nostalgic references meet modern thinking as designers look back to the past to create the future of fashion. Expect past eras revisited and combined with elements of the new.
Ganni ‘Harway’ banana T-shirt, €69 Ganni polka dot ruffle skirt, €349 Marc Jacobs ‘Snapshot’ chain wallet, €270
Flirty and feminine shapes reflect the breezy mood of the season. Expect colourful floral prints and transparent materials like chiffon and organza to create the ultimate garden party.
MSGM jacquard A-line dress, €575 Malone Soulieres ‘Maureen’ mules, €555
This royally ornate trend focuses on embellishment, embroideries and opulent fabrics. It’s colourful, dressy, glam and, definitely, to be noticed.
Peter Pilotto satin jacquard top, €755 Peter Pilotto satin jacquard wrap skirt, €795 Sophia Webster ‘Rosalind’ suede crystal facet sandals, €555 Brilliant Inc. chandelier earrings, €180
Tailoring received a feminine twist with a forward-thinking focus on asymmetric splicing, pleat details and unexpected sculpted shapes.
Roksanda ‘Saher’ circle detail sweater, €925 Roksanda ‘Rania’ patchwork silk skirt, €1,710 Gucci ‘Jordaan’ snaffle loafers, €595
Palette-cleansing whites add a counterpoint of purity to bold colours and busy prints. Whether oversized, minimalist or glamorous, the result is always fresh and flawless.
Victoria Victoria Beckham white pleated hem shift dress, €450 Gucci ‘Princetown’ slippers, €550 Salar ‘Jie’ brass handle bag, €420
Pastels take the fashion forefront with a distinctly feminine feel. Think lilac, pale pink, lemon, peppermint and pale turquoise — delicate and diluted —worn solo or beautifully mixed together.
Roland Mouret ‘Elmswell’ top, €525 Roland Mouret ‘Morpeth’ drape skirt, €580 Saint Laurent ‘Sac de Jour’, €2,250 Sophia Webster rose gold ‘Rosalind’ crystal facet sandals, €555
Photographer: Miki Barlok www.mikibarlok.com
Stylist: Annmarie O’Connor www.annmarieoconnor.me
Stylist’s Assistant: Natasha Crowley www.fashionstylists.ie
Model: Teo @ 1st Option www.1stoption.ie
Hair: John Geaney @ John Geaney for Hair www.johngeaney.ie
Make-up: Lola Desmond facebook.com/MakeUpByLolaD
Clothes: Brown Thomas, Cork 021- 4805555; www.brownthomas.com