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|A harvest of fashion
Because the new Autumn/Winter 2001 collections are unveiled, Constance Harris says a feeding frenzy is underway. WELL, judging by the abundance of Moet, freshly-squeezed orange juice and cappuccino to be imbibed this week, I must maintain the center of fashion week somewhere . although, it being in Dublin, it is a bit of the shock.
This week appears to be the unofficial oncoming of Ireland's Autumn/Winter 2001 fashion merry-go-round. Already, I have been to shows for Awear, Traffic and Kalu, met plenty of designers, seen loads of ranges and fashion pics and am getting practically knocked down by models dashing everywhere. And I've noticed the very best of the brand new collections are flying out the door quicker than they can get them out of their stock rooms. It truly is a feeding frenzy available.
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"I think we're much more confident now. We all know what we like and that we want might only that," Louise explained.
"We might carry a range only for one season just because it had been suitable for that point there are also others that are always right," adds Kate.
"We're travelling everywhere now New York, Spain, Italy we'll go anywhere we are able to to locate different things that people feel is us the store," says Louise.
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"As a lady herself she's very sophisticated . she's just like a latter-day Eva Peron and her collections are very clean, very sophisticated lots of black!"
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"Like a big chunky belt something totally contemporary added to an old-fashioned, romantic look, funks a dress-up costume into being a modern look," Louise adds.
Talking about which, as a total hip belt addict I admit I'd a one-tracked brain about looking to get backstage to get my grubby paws about the antiqued leather-studded belts. Should you too are belt junkies Kalu, Brown Thomas and Costume are the shops to go to for any solution to this particular malaise.
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"And we change our look each season so our customer changes too."
Which is the best way to stay feeling, looking, young and vibrant.
Kate and Louise are a good team. The affection, respect and enthusiasm they had for just one another when they started the store 4 years ago remains. Stronger even. They've lovers plus they support one another for the reason that their kids take priority. They love what they do and enjoy their clients.
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