Louise Kennedy: ‘The colour that nature brings has provided me with a constant stream of new ideas’

As she celebrates her bold and colourful collection for spring/summer 2017, Kennedy reflects on inspiration and her career, and shares a wishlist that includes working with Manolo Blahnik

9th April, 2017
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Louise Kennedy: ‘It all begins with the fabric’ Pic: Feargal Ward

Having established her eponymous brand in 1983, fashion designer Louise Kennedy has worked steadily to earn her reputation, not only as a sartorial virtuoso, but now as something approaching a national treasure.

In 2017, almost 35 years since introducing her debut collection, one might suspect a desire to slow down, a handing over of the reins or, at least, a waning of that initial zeal. Sit with Kennedy, however, and you’ll find the opposite to be...

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