Pretty much the most stylish and important event on the Irish fashion calendar is the Brown Thomas new-season preview. It’s the closest thing to a full-on, (established) designer fashion show in Dublin, and is met with genuine excitement and anticipation.
The A/W ’11 preview was held yesterday on Grafton Street with a ‘Return to Glamour’ theme. There were four main elements to the show; ‘Colour Fall’. ‘Glamour Decades’. ‘Prints’. ‘Outerwear’.
Some Goodies:Utter perfection in every way at Céline
Surprising inspiration from Rachel Zoe
An alternative take on the LBD at Miu Miu (amazing sleeves)
Voluminous mini-dresses at Balenciaga
Stars and leopard print-clash dress at Dolce & Gabbana
Cups detailing in velvet at Tom Ford
Man, I am ever a sucker for military detailing. The back of the Alexander McQueen coat.
I reckon it must be a pretty tough job being a buyer at Brown Thomas. Imagine looking at every amazing piece that each design house comes up with, every season, and then having to cherry pick the most commercial and ‘less risky / outlandish’ pieces to sell in store. They’ve done it though, I think this Autumn / Winter collection is both inspiring and commercial. I don’t know if I could do that!