Change is in fashion

Change is in fashion

By constantly evolving as a designer and creating pieces that incorporate materials such as parchment and bronze, Irish designer Róisín Gartland has elevated fashion to a new artistic level

‘Is fashion art? During her tenure as director of the British Design Museum earlier this decade, Alice Rawsthorn vehemently argued no.

‘‘The result may be as gorgeous as a vintage Balenciaga ballgown or an eloquent political metaphor for its time, but it is still an item of clothing intended to be worn. Why pretend that it is anything else?” she said.

The debate has tousled many a designer, including Irish leather designer Róisín Gartland. As...

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