The Thoughtful Shopper: Irish Tatler’s sustainable party edit

Make your return to the dance floor a sustainable breeze with Irish Tatler’s conscious party edit

Rixo’s 2023 party edit features everything from floor-sweeping statement gowns to relaxed eveningwear and cocktail mini dresses

Rixo has become a frontrunner for those who appreciate vintage-inspired, bohemian fashion, and its 2023 party edit is little different. Featuring everything from floor-sweeping statement gowns to relaxed eveningwear and cocktail mini dresses, you can expect Rixo’s signature print-laden slinky cuts with accents like soutache embroidery, embellished waistbands, and feather trims. The edit is available in limited runs which feature the hand-painted prints of its founders Orlagh McCloskey and Henrietta Rix. Silk-velvet midi dress, €410,

Bag It

Knot clutch in dark rose recycled satin by August Night, €150, is one of four new styles in designer Caoimhe Grant’s latest collection,

Dublin designer Caoimhe Grant launched her luxury handbag line August Night in 2020 punctuated by its softly sculptural twists, knots, and bows. Every collection since has strengthened the brand’s aesthetic of thoughtfully constructed designs in sustainable fabrications, and her new season collection adds four new styles to its arsenal – with the knot clutch in dark rose recycled satin being Irish Tatler’s top party pick. €150,

Step It Up

Leather, bow-heeled sandals, €170, by Alohas. The footwear company operates an on-demand model that incentivises customers to order ahead to cut down on waste.

Alohas is in the game of doing sustainable business differently: it operates an on-demand model whereby customers can pre-order its footwear drops at a 30 per cent discount – which lasts for three weeks, before dropping to 15 per cent followed by full price. This incentivises customers to order ahead, meaning Alohas produce the exact amount of styles necessary with no waste. And lucky for us, its party edit has just dropped – and remains discounted as we speak. Leather, bow-heeled sandals, €170,

Meet The Makers

Pieces from Kate’s Sample Sale, which includes brands like Moliin (pictured), will be available at the Irish Pop Up Collective’s third edition in Dún Laoghaire

If an in-store shopping experience is more your game, the Irish Pop Up Collective returns for its third edition at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire on December 10. Featuring 55 Irish brands across fashion, accessories, jewellery, and beauty, it’s the best way to shop – or gift – Irish this party season. Key to the collective is the sustainability credentials of its crafters, and with pieces from Cleo Prickett, Pearl Reddington, Peelo, and Begley & Bowie available to shop on the day, it’s a unique experience to meet the sustainable makers and browse their collections. @irishpopupcollective for more

Party Pieces

The Designed Table’s Christmas collection includes this navy and silver star tablescape in a box, €350,

Founded under the premise that tablescaping is a powerful art in times of celebration, The Designed Table by Kildare creative Tara O’Connor offers everything one could need to create the perfect party tablescape. Her freshly-launched Christmas collection includes tablecloths, runners, napkins, and placemats in a warm parade of festive colours and prints. Every piece is designed by O’Connor and created by compliant manufacturers in India using natural, biodegradable materials like linen and cotton. Navy and silver star tablescape in a box, €350,

Sparkle Season

The MoMuse jewellery range walks the line between contemporary and classic. Pieces in the new Nature’s Black collection range in price from €65 to €130,

Since founding her brand in 2004, Dublin jewellery designer Margaret O’Rourke of MoMuse has been crafting a jewellery range that walks the line between contemporary and classic. Clean lines and geometric shapes characterise each piece, and new to the range is a 23-piece collection for autumn-winter entitled Nature’s Black. Hoop earrings are complimented in contrasts of black agate with lustrous freshwater pearls, while sparkling golden crystals adorn fine paperclip chain necklaces. Designed in MoMuse’s Dublin studio with longevity in mind, the collection is “a celebration of contrast”, as O’Rourke puts it. From €65 to €130,

Accessories Fix

Aisling Kavanagh designs and handcrafts her accessories to order using remnant, deadstock material. Prices from €30 to €195,

If you find your wardrobe bereft of accessories, then designer Aisling Kavanagh has the fix for you. Her latest edit of drawstring bags, hair scrunchies and bows are made using embroidered fabric adorned with floral detailing and lace trim. Kavanagh designs and handcrafts each piece to order using remnant, deadstock material, meaning what would be waste fabric is given a new lease of life. Prices from €30 to €195,