This year’s London Fashion Week looked a whole lot different from the previous years. Due to the Covid19 pandemic, many of the creative shows usually attended in person by hundreds, took place online. The digital presence for the week was zestful, with many of our favourite Irish designers below showcasing stunning new collections ahead of Spring/Summer 2021.
By Niamh Casey
Katie Ann McGuigan
Katie Ann McGuigan is a London-based Irish designer. She took home the Fashion Scout Merit Award for her debut collection in 2017 and has since worked with names like Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs. Her pieces are high quality, functional and stunning, so it’s no wonder that she has shot to success in the design circles.
Robyn Lynch graduated with an MA in Menswear in 2018, having previously studied Printed Textiles at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. The brand’s morals and character come from Lynch’s Irish heritage and culture, drawing inspiration from traditional Irish fits.
Rixo’s gowns are simply phenomenal. They’re easy to wear, flattering and unique including fans such as TV Presenter Holly Willoughby. The collection is heavily vintage-inspired, while still modern and refreshing. The aim of the brand to empower women by inspiring them to be the truest version of themselves in functional and fashionable fits.
Paul Costelloe’s hand-crafted, luxurious fabrics gave his fashion house its well-established name. Costelloe’s collections are chic and sophisticated with a slight edge. In 1983 Paul’s success saw him appointed as the personal designer to Princess Diana, and in 1984 Paul’s collections graced the catwalk of London Fashion Week for the first time. This year marks Costelloe’s 35th year showcasing his collection on the London Fashion Week runway.