Couture’s cape crusader

Couture’s cape crusader

When our fashion reporter Ruth O’Connor acquired a beautiful piece of fabric, she asked designer Sean Byrne to turn it into a bespoke piece of couture

You can meet anyone, from TDs to TV personalities, tramping up the staircases to Sean Byrne’s studio on Dublin’s Drury Street. His Atelier 27 space looks over Castle Market on one side and the rafters of George’s Street Arcade on the other.

It’s not an inspirational vista, but a liberating one for Byrne, who envisions, designs, tailors and assembles garments for clients across every walk of Irish life.

“What I do is...

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