Hemlines: Flying The Flag – Alison Conneely

Posted 7 months ago in Fashion

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Slipping between a studio on St. Stephen’s Green and the flora- and fauna-filled surrounds of her native Connemara, Alison Conneely’s sartorial voice is part-mythical, part-modernist.

She effortlessly pushes the pre-conceived boundaries of Irish fashion with each passing year; her most recent multi-disciplinary projects including “The Shuttle Hive: A Century of Rising Threads” and “Tremble Tremble”, which showcased at last year’s Venice Biennale.

Quietly-assured, flawlessly-sewn design flows from Conneely’s polished collections. It’s little wonder, then, that luxury behemoth Bloomingdale’s snapped up her latest capsule collection, “Makers Myth”, to launch this month – a move that will see Conneely’s fervent domestic fanbase joined by a myriad of Manhattan dwellers.

Drawing from the empowered serenity of Bardic characters, her gently-cascading silks and woven wools give the ultimate antidote to midwinter blues. @alisonconneely x @bloomingdales

Words: Amelia O’Mahony-Brady



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