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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Fashion

Last year
2022
# RIP
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood dies aged 81
She died peacefully today, surrounded by her family in South London.
# RIP
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies at 84
He established the Miyake Design Studio in Tokyo in 1970 before making his mark on Paris.
# RIP
Tributes paid to French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who has died aged 73
His dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B.
All time
Voices
Opinion: 'We can't export our way out of our fast fashion addiction'
Caitriona Rogerson highlights the social and environmental cost of the second-hand clothing trade on African countries.
# fashion buyout
Boohoo buys UK Debenhams brand for €62 million, saving name but not jobs
Debenhams in Ireland operated under a sperate company and closed all of its stores last year.
# coronavirus casualty
Jobs in Irish stores at risk as Laura Ashley chain files for administration
The company said the coronavirus outbreak has “had an immediate and significant impact on trading.”
# Fashion
Opening a store in New York led to the collapse of Orla Kiely business, report claims
The collapse of Kiely Rowan plc with debts of €8.4 million occurred in September 2018.
# restructure
Fashion retailer Forever 21 files for bankruptcy
A decision was made last year to close the retailer’s only Irish shop in Dublin.
# Courts
Liquidators appointed to Irish arm of fashion retailer Karen Millen
The Karen Millen store in Dundrum will continue to operate for another month, the High Court heard.
# Banned
Government plans to 'phase out' fur farming in Ireland
Government will consider an implementation plan to ban fur farming.
Voices
Opinion: Prada is set to stop using fur but Ireland continues to support this barbaric industry
Major players in fashion and media are turning their backs on this dying, cruel trade – it is time that we did too, writes John Carmody.
# represent
Sinéad Burke is the first little person to attend the Met Gala
“It is surreal, inspiring and humbling to be gracing the [Met Gala's] infamous red carpet,” Burke wrote in Vogue.
# best buys
5 pairs of jeans we have repurchased time and time again
Our tried and tested.
# RIP
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85
The German high fashion icon was the creative director at Chanel since 1983.
# Brrrr
5 wardrobe essentials you need to survive the bitter chill
She’s a cold one.
# throwback
The matching trackie from primary school is back to make outfit planning so much easier
Everyone from Hailey Bieber to Kim K is wearing one.
# Trend Alert
Goodbye statement earrings! The latest ‘it’ accessory is the answer to greasy fringe
And it’s all over Instagram.
# NYE
5 NYE looks that you won't have to put on tan for
Because who can be arsed?
# Tack Central
11 of the tackiest bags you'll probably want to buy
Embrace the tack!
# big boobs
How ASOS is leading the way when it comes to inclusivity
Big busted ladies, rejoice!
# and vogue
Can we take a moment to appreciate Robert Sheehan's wild fashion sense?
Ezra Miller who.
# Très Chic
How to dress like a French woman this autumn
Looking this effortless takes a lot of effort, but we’ve cracked the French fashion formula
# handbags at dawn
Michael Kors goes shopping and picks up Versace for €1.83 billion
Versace was the brainchild of the late designer Gianni Versace.
# Burberry
Burberry is finally going to stop burning all of its unsold goods
It’s also waving goodbye to fur.
# Electric Picnic
Statement trousers, Cher from Clueless and 'All Black Everything': The fashion trends at Electric Picnic
Which trend was Roz Purcell rocking?
# Venice Film Festival
A round-up of 7 of the most enviably glamorous looks from the Venice Film Festival
Sequins and sparkles galore.
# football but fashion
Here's where you can get a retro Irish jersey now that they're the height of fashion
Everyone hit your da’s closet asap.
# fash-hun
Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian's stylist is your new Insta go-to for fashion tips
Style tips from the brains behind the fashion throne.
# Destroyed
Burberry burns €32 million worth of unsold products to protect its brand
News of Burberry’s destruction policy has drawn flak in Britain.
# RIP
Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in New York apartment
The 55-year-old was found by housekeepers following an apparent suicide.
# Met Ball
28 Throwbacks of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Blake Lively and SJP to get you psyched for next week's Met Gala
Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace are set to host it this year. CAN’T WAIT.
# Skirts Galore
Here are 15 skirts for under €30 that are perfect for summer
It’s officially summer which means it’s skirt season.
# Stylewatch
If you're sick of All Black Everything, this is the fashion Instagram account for you
Sometimes you just need a pop of colour.
# You'll Catch Your Death
Just 11 of the more questionable items classed as 'festival fashion'
A few of the websites seem determined to sell us heels.
# Givenchy
The designer of the 'little black dress' has died aged 91
Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s.
# Friends
Here's why Janice was by far the most stylish character in Friends
Her fashion choices alone were iconic.
# Jargon
10 bits of fashion-speak that should just be banned forever
Is your capsule wardrobe trans-seasonal? IS IT?
# wear a jersey
TV3 did a 'rugby fashion guide' this morning ahead of the match and people are taking the piss
A jersey, for a rugby match? Groundbreaking.
# chaps
7 things ASOS tried to pass off as jeans
We don’t know what these are but they aren’t jeans.
# Irene Gilbert
How a young woman from Thurles became Ireland's first 'fashion radical'
Too little remembered these days, Irene Gilbert was world renowned – counting Princess Grace among her clients.