From freshly re-launched Irish Design to sumptuous silks from a Chinese dynasty, cement your November schedule with these picks:
The poly-chromatic concept of Central Saint Martins graduate Mary Callan, this small-scale brand imbues traditional knitting techniques – such as the heritage skill of hand intarsia – with serious imagination. Peruse its playfully-coloured knits at Bloss, a buzzy Irish Design pop-up in Dundrum Town Centre. @callan_knit x @blossintl
Whilst globally famed as having trailblazed through the British millinery world – his creations are anything but conservative – Philip Treacy first cut his hat-fashioning teeth at NCAD, and his homeward ties remain palpable as ever.
This BBC Radio 4 episode, while having originally aired in mid-summer, makes for transportive mid-winter listening; ultimately painting a vivid picture of this design visionary.
Few Dublin spaces are more streamlined than Atrium; an acclaimed concept store holding court on the top floor of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.
A veritable antidote to the high-street shops that stretch every inch of square meterage to its life, the boutique’s contents are afforded breathing space, ensuring its considered selection of both Irish and international labels can be fully absorbed. Impeccable craftsmanship prevails throughout, but many also count this spot as their first port-of-call for intelligent fashion publications.
Make the Gentlewoman and Vestoj (both exclusively stocked on these shores by Atrium) your next priority purchase. @atriumdublin
Sartorial maximalists looking for a visual feast (and with little taste for trend guides) should swing by the Chester Beatty Library at lunchtime this week.
A series of 50-minute tours will focus on the sumptuous fabrics and silk embroideries of the ancient Imperial Dragon Robe, decoding its beautifully-stitched motifs in the process. Until 11th November, 1:10pm-2pm – cbl.ie
AW18 at Atelier 27
This month sees some of Dublin’s brightest design talents bring their finery to Atelier 27, a two-storied spectacle within the sparkling Om Diva.
Words: Amelia O’Mahony-Brady