A Magnetic Bow – I Love It! Monica Walsh of Cobbler’s Lane has come up with some great ideas for her Northern Lights collection, which is launching on her website today.
His brand is three years old and is an ambassador for slow fashion, with each piece created in small quantities with the intention of becoming a keepsake.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon in the atmosphere and are considered the holy grail of sky-watching. “Having lived in Canada for 12 years, seeing the Northern Lights never gets old,” says Walsh. She describes it as “a ballet of lights dancing in the night” and her color palette reflects that, with lots of green, blue, pink and purple.
For color film, it’s hard to beat the fuchsia satin duo ‘Aurora’. There’s a blouse (€250), and a matching A-line dress (€280) in Duchesse satin which has a removable magnetic bow on the back. This take-off/additional bow is clever and, in addition to eliminating the stress of bowing each time, it allows for multiple use, which many will appreciate during party season. Now that we are going out directly from the office, the dress can work during the day with good knit material.
Walsh also has a purple ‘Venus’ (195€) wool vest, and you can elevate the look with a matching blouse and bow for the evening.
This collection marks the arrival of a new in-house print and new gloss, and all pieces are made in Ireland. There are two strong short skirts. Walsh’s ‘North Star’ print floats on top of one with dramatic bell sleeves (€310), and the ‘Midnight’ mini dress (€295) is navy blue, with a V-neck and polka dotted sleeves exquisite, gorgeous. Some of you may have spotted Aoibhín Garrihy wearing it at an event in Co Clare when she launched her beautiful collection of poems. Walsh put the dress on pre-order, which the designers are doing to ensure a sell-out and zero waste, and it was a resounding success.
Fans of the brand will no doubt love the ‘Celestial’ black satin dress (€360) with a V-neck and puffy sleeves. It came in pink and purple last season and this new version is a great addition. cobblerslane.com
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Luxe Irish Jacket
I’ve heard a lot of people express their desire to ‘invest in a good coat this winter’, and for anyone who asks for my advice and is considering buying an investment, I immediately direct them to to the Irish brand The Landskein. It’s the brainchild of Anna Guerin who has many years of experience in the fashion industry and I really think she’s created something quite special with a range of luxurious 100pc sheepskin coats. .
This fabric is woven exclusively for the Molloy & Sons brand in Donegal, and I think it’s the subtle colors and very interesting herringbones that make it a winner. The coats are absolute luxury – each requires four meters of fabric, so you’re wrapped in something pretty special – and you can try them on at Brown Thomas Dublin and in Havana in Donnybrook.
If two years of wearing parkas and fur coats have taught us anything, that a good coat is like armor, it’s just this year that some people crave a different silhouette. – less blankets, more fit.
Landskein jackets are definitely an investment and that is reflected in the price. The nine coat styles cost €950 each, but the quality is quite exceptional, and I’m sure you’ll have them and wear them for years because they’re a modern classic.
I know a lot of people who are offloading by selling them online, in consignment/second hand stores, or donating them to charity with the aim of having a small piece of clothing with their favorites bring back. literal pleasure. If there’s a big birthday perhaps, a steady stream of pressure from family might be lovely instead of scattered offers. And if you don’t want to buy a long coat on the market, there’s the ‘Alex’ bust-cut double-breasted jacket (€669), and the ‘Niida’ is a short, cocoon-shaped jacket (€750) . thelandskein.com
Pop up with sustainability
Irish sustainable urban clothing brand Human Collective has a new pop-up store in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green Centre.
It’s been 12 months since Conor Buckley launched the brand online and has quickly built a fan base for crew sweatshirts, hoodies, semi-zip tops, runners, and products loved by large customers like, ‘The Snug’.
The brand’s mission is to spread the message of equality and social inclusion and their products are easily recognizable thanks to their logo of equality. New for this season, there’s a ‘The Sherpa’ zip full bodysuit in navy and gray (€ 115), and a limited edition Mocha tracksuit with hoody (€ 80) and suit with runners (€70).
They also have a Pride 365 collection and €3 from each sweater sold goes to three charities, Sports Against Racism Ireland, the Irish Youth Foundation and LGBT Ireland. Next January, they plan to hold in-store talks on diversity and inclusivity, sustainability and resilience. Wearhumancollective.com
https://www.independent.ie/style/style-notes-magnetic-bows-luxe-irish-coats-from-the-landskein-and-human-collectives-pop-up-shop-with-a-purpose-42117161.html Style Notes: Magnetic bows, chic Irish coats from The Landskein and purposeful Human Collective pop-up shop