My Objects Of Desire: Andy Collins’s favourite things

The owner of Indigo & Cloth, a leading independent store in Dublin’s Temple Bar, talks favourite fabrics, lockdown silver linings and the future of retail

Andy Collins: ‘If I were to collect anything, it would be clothes’

My personal style signifier is pleated pants in lightweight, luxurious fabrics and with a slightly cropped fit. In spring and summer, I’m most drawn to linen, seersucker and organic cotton, while in winter I’m drawn to wool – alpaca, merino and cashmere.

I’ve never really worn a dressing gown, but I’ve always toyed with the idea of a housecoat. Working in retail, I’m usually never really home, especially not on weekends, but lockdown presented the ...