This morning, while enjoying a healthy and yummy breakfast of Strawberry Rhubarb Compote layered with organic yogurt and Nadia’s Muesli, I poured over the photographs of Irish clothing designer Peter O’Brien’s latest collection for Arnotts. O’Brien wowed a packed audience with his Autumn/Winter 2015 showcase the night before last…and no wonder…his designs are divine.
His colour palette (mostly black, navy, and cream, with the occasional pop of mustard yellow) is perfect for our Irish weather. His use of flowing fabrics, pleated designs, and silk, velvet and knit fabrics is indicative of a man who knows refined elegance intimately, but still offers it up with a dash of flair.
Culottes are there for those choosing to follow the trend, but so too are the timeless wardrobe staples: military coats, triangular-shaped skirts and dresses, hats that evoke a different era, and boxy blouses with buttons up the back. I am coveting his Sleeveless Dress in Navy for any luncheons that pop up this year and his Pleated Collar Dress with removable white collar for a look that will go from day to night in a snap!
Going back to the hats…his milliner Amanda Byrne of Highbury Design was a big hit at the show. I’d love to wear one of those gorgeous hats, but am probably not that daring.
In total, there are 46 pieces in the Peter O’Brien A/W 2015 collection at Arnotts with prices ranging from €95 to €495.
Additional Notes & Credits:
* The recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Compote will be posted tomorrow!
* You can learn more about Peter O’Brien here.
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