Fashion: Leave it to Mr O'Brien

Peter O'Brien's passion is not for fashion, but for exquisite clothes - a trait reflected in his latest ready-to-wear collection for Arnotts in Dublin, writes Fiona Ness.

14th September, 2013
Peter O'Brien: "Don't get me wrong, I understand the glamour thing. I just don't understand 18-year-olds with porcelain veneers and breast implants. It's very odd."

Fashion, says Peter O'Brien, has a cycle. But not the 'seven year' cycle we're accustomed to hearing about, but rather a cycle that produces sociological insight. When a fashion is new, he says, it appears ridiculous, and we abhor it. Then, it becomes fashionable, and we covet it. Soon, it appears normal, and we buy it. And finally, it appears dull, and we discard it.

Thankfully, O'Brien isn't really about fashion. His passion is for...

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