Even though I skipped the launch this year I've been pleasantly surprised so far by the media coverage the festival has given to Irish designers. I hope that this indicates a possible shift in focus for the festival, as I believe that its strengths lie in drawing attention to local talent as opposed to promoting international high-street retailers who can be found in most European cities.
One Irish designer who has been highlighted is Honor Fitzsimons, who launched her Monster Knit collection last night in Project 51 (I talked a bit about Project 51 in my previous post). I think the colours look delicious and I bet it feels super nice too:
|Honor Fitzsimons Monster Knit Collection|
|Capulet & Montague necklace|
|Fringed dress by De Loup|