Fashion: In a New York state of mind

Helen McAlinden's latest collection draws its inspiration from the hustle and bustle of one of her favourite places - Manhattan, writes Lisa Brady.

19th October, 2014
Navy raccoon jacket €850; faux leather leggings €130; navy frill blouse €145.

If you really want to know about Irish fashion, just ask Helen McAlinden. The Ulster-born designer, who moved to Dublin 30 years ago, is one of a few who have witnessed the industry’s evolution.

Today, she says the international outlook of the Irish retail sector is shaping the form of Irish design for the future.

McAlinden echoes the international theme with her latest collection for A/W 14, which has been inspired by time spent...

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