Ireland’s fashion industry lacks vital support, says top designer

The Irish fashion industry has felt the pain of the downturn and cannot support the hundreds of students who are currently in fashion college, according to top designer Peter O’Brien.

9th October, 2010

The Irish fashion industry has felt the pain of the downturn and cannot support the hundreds of students who are currently in fashion college, according to top designer Peter O’Brien.

O’Brien, who last week launched a new limited edition collection with Arnotts, also said his own dreams of opening up a studio were scuppered when he saw the state of the industry.

‘‘The work has tightened, especially in Ireland. It’s become...

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