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Helen James: The business and brains of a homewares heroine

James' involvement with retail giant Dunnes is surely the stuff of independent designer dreams

27th November, 2016
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Helen James, creator of Dunnes Stores’ Considered range of homewares Pic: FERGAL PHlLLIPS

The last time I met Helen James, she was sitting cross-legged on the floor of the Irish Embassy in London. We were there for a show featuring no fewer than 11 of Ireland’s leading fashion designers – Helen being one. The event, a collaboration between the Embassy and Norah Casey’s Irish Tatler Magazine, was ambitious. A catwalk show centred on one designer can become fractious. Eleven uncompromising designers convening, each with a distinct vision, in...

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