Friday February 28, 2020

A flair with fabric

Years of experience in interior design are reflected in Irish designer Catriona Hanly’s daring use of luxurious fabrics and strong patterns

13th March, 2015
Fuchsia buttoned blouse with button sleeve detail €295; fuchsia paisley A-line skirt with tapered pocket detail €325

What might Irish designer Catriona Hanly and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher have had in common? You might say that both were women with a strong vision and the ability to get things done – or you might just say, the pussy bow!

When we meet, Hanly is most definitely wearing one – a bright, oversized fuchsia pink affair, tied rakishly around the neck of her organza silk blouse. Admittedly, it’s a far cry...

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