Age: 17


Street trend: Daniel Mahon

Age: 17

Street trend: Daniel Mahon

From: Cork

What are you wearing?

A top hat from Maz Accessories, an original, 1920s blazer from Mercury Goes Retrograde, a Red Herring shirt and trousers, Serge Blanco satchel and Topman shoes. The bow tie is my own design.

Describe your style in three words?

Vintage, dapper and quirky.

Fashion or function — which word best describes your attitude to clothes and why?

Most people would say fashion, as I wear shirts and waistcoats just going to the shops but, personally, I believe I have a good balance of fashionable clothes that are functional, as well.

What’s your biggest source of style inspiration?

Parisian style. I just love how getting dressed is thought-out and planned. Instagram and Pinterest are great sources of inspiration, as are vintage clothing eras.

What do you think of Irish street style?

I think Irish street style is brilliant. You really can see so much, just walking down Patrick Street. I love to see how fashion-conscious people interpret a style or trend in their own way.

Where do you shop?

Salingers and Serge Blanco; Miss Daisy Blue, Harlequin and Mercury Goes Retrograde, for vintage; Penneys, Brown Thomas (for those special pieces), and Printemps in Paris.

Who or what is Ireland’s greatest undiscovered gem?

Emer and Viv — the two amazing ladies that run Cork Fashion Week who, last year, gave me the chance to showcase my first collection at the Designer of the Year Awards show.

Why does your style/outfit work?

There is a good balance of smart casual in this outfit — the blazer can be dressed-down with a t-shirt or made classic look with a white shirt; the trousers are also a nice, bright colour for the winter.

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