Louise Kennedy: The last word on luxury

The leading Irish designer knows more than most about the concept of luxuries

Louise Kennedy: ‘One of the greatest presents I have is the exclusive minding of Paddy the miniature Schnauzer when I am in Ireland; technically, he belongs to my sister Caroline’

What does luxury mean to you?

Although luxury is often equated to high-priced items, for me luxury is about owning or experiencing something that is rare, authentic, and truly beautiful. It could be a carefully hand-woven embroidered shawl that takes up to six months to complete, or the perfect hand-rolling on a beautiful silk jacquard scarf. The silk lining of a beautiful jacket or dress is a hidden luxury that feels soft and beautiful against ...