Culture Night is tomorrow, here are some of the events you can still attend
Culture Night is tomorrow, here are some of the events you can still attend

Megan Burns

10 brilliant films and TV shows we can’t WAIT for this Autumn
10 brilliant films and TV shows we can’t WAIT for this Autumn

Jennifer McShane

Alanis Morissette is distancing from new documentary that claims she was raped at 15
Alanis Morissette is distancing from new documentary that claims she was raped at 15

Holly O'Neill

Dulux have revealed their colour of the year for 2022, here’s how to use it in your home
Dulux have revealed their colour of the year for 2022, here’s how to use it...

Megan Burns

With unbroken sea views and an outdoor Jacuzzi, this architectural home in Kinsale is on the market for €2.35 million
With unbroken sea views and an outdoor Jacuzzi, this architectural home in Kinsale is on...

Lauren Heskin

Liane Moriarty has a new mystery book for your book club
Liane Moriarty has a new mystery book for your book club

Holly O'Neill

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make Time 100 Most Influential People list
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make Time 100 Most Influential People list

Holly O'Neill

Meet five Irish embroiderers doing amazing things with needle and thread
Meet five Irish embroiderers doing amazing things with needle and thread

Megan Burns

Saying you are a ‘stay-at-home-mum’ is the ultimate conversation stopper
Saying you are a ‘stay-at-home-mum’ is the ultimate conversation stopper

Amanda Cassidy

The Hygiene Bank’s Sorcha Killian on hygiene poverty and how it’s impacting Irish families every day
The Hygiene Bank’s Sorcha Killian on hygiene poverty and how it’s impacting Irish families every...

Shayna Sappington

Image / Fashion

Brown Thomas AW18: The looks we love (and one we’re not so keen on)


by Marie Kelly
10th Jul 2018
blank

The Brown Thomas AW18 show delivered clothes that I wanted to wear rather than just showpieces. It started strong with eight looks from Italian super-brand Prada. The look below, worn by Thalia, was the standout one for me. The frivolity and frothiness of chiffon and tulle is brought back down to earth by a structured corset top, but one that is made from utilitarian “street-wear” fabric. Muccia Prada always manages to subvert our ideas about what is feminine or not. This pretty print could easily have looked insipid, too, if it hadn’t been layered and paired so cleverly.

Other standout looks for me came from Loewe (below); a super-sized cardigan that had a homespun feel was layered over an animal-print cardi and a pair of wide-leg, frayed-hem jeans. The combination was retro without being caricature, and it’s the kind of outfit you’ll want to envelop yourself in come those chilly mornings we’ve lost sight of now with all this sunshine.

Dries Van Noten always delivers the most covetable combinations of print and texture. This exquisite look will fly off the Brown Thomas floor I’d imagine. As a single outfit, it’s divine; aspirational but accessible. While each piece will work beautifully and make a statement if paired with even the simplest of separates. This is the power of Dries. My only disappointment was that there wasn’t a fuller Dries edit. Five looks is never enough!

This Maticevski dress was one of Brown Thomas’s showpieces. This design house delivers silhouettes that are directional but never outrageous. It makes cutting-edge look almost easy to wear. What an incredible piece for a modern bride to choose? It almost makes me want to get married.

It was back to the eighties for Versace with this denim skirt and T-shirt combo. It’s definitely not for me, but the brand certainly was a talking point after the show. I guess if you weren’t there the first time round, maybe it has a brash appeal that’s the antithesis of those utilitarian and athleisure trends we’ve all been embracing in recent years.

So Versace won’t be on my shopping list for AW18, but there was much to admire this morning, and many items that you will buy come autumn, and love and wear forever. The perfect Dries print and the quintessential Calvin Klein knit never go out of fashion.

Holding shot Delpozo

Also Read

blank
FASHION, SHOPPING
All things seaside, from shells to starfish, are making a splash

Fashion's new wave? All things seaside are making a splash.

By Holly O'Neill

blank
FASHION
Jimmy Choo launches a collection designed by fan sketches

It started as a lockdown Instagram competition and resulted in a one-of-a-kind Jimmy Choo shoe collection. Jimmy Choo has released...

By Louise Slyth

blank
FASHION
Happy birthday Iris Apfel! A throwback to when Iris met IMAGE

Today marks the 100 birthday of New York fashion legend Iris Apfel. The nonagenarian has had a long, varied and...

By Erin Lindsay

Met Gala gowns
FASHION, OFF THE CUFF
The most iconic Met Gala gowns through the years

With the Met Gala mere minutes away, take a walk back through memory Met steps with these iconic gowns.  The...

By Jennifer McShane

layer
FASHION, SHOPPING
How to layer like a pro in weather that can’t make it’s mind up

No idea what to wear? What you need is transitional denim.The last few weeks have been a somewhat harsh reminder...

By Victoria G. L. Brunton

Georgiana Huddart
premium FASHION
How to revive a heritage brand, and create cute swimwear to coordinate with your kids

Georgiana Huddart revived heritage brand Hunza G with huge success, and we’re guessing the children’s range is headed in the...

By Sarah Macken

Victoria Beckham
FASHION
This is why Victoria Beckham is cutting her prices by 40%

Victoria Beckham is about to get a lot cheaper, as Vb is looking to “future-proof” her brand by reducing the...

By Holly O'Neill