Trend of the week: The far east

Fashion’s fascination with the Far East continues as designers from Prada to Etro reinterpret the exotic. Kimonos lead the charge with geisha-inspired tunics, karate style trousers, folkloric prints and mandarin collars also hot on the trend radar.

Trend of the week: The far east

Hop on board the Orient Express, says Annmarie O’Connor.

Get well-heeled at Arnotts Shoe Garden with the Lucy Choi collection. Niece of Jimmy Choo, Lucy Choi brings the same luxury touches to her coveted line with glitter fabrics, snake prints and colour pop pony hair styles from mid to high heel. New this season is a dedicated bridal range – aimed at combining comfort and craftsmanship at affordable price points.

Info: www.arnotts.ie; 01-8050400.

Kilkenny stores welcomes Luke Lovely, an Irish designed label, offering tailored style staples with trend accents. Think figure-flattering wrap and jersey drape dresses (€149.95) and desk-todinner frocks in colour-blocked snake panel (€169.95). Available at Nassau Street, Galway, Cashel and Cork stores. Info: www.kilkennyshop.com; 021-4308392.

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