Constant travel may broaden the mind, but can limit clothing choices. Eoin Dillon, creative director of the new Irish clothing brand Reuben Avenue (called after an area in Dublin as well as Brooklyn), describes himself as a global nomad – typically visiting a dozen countries in six months – with a lot of experience on what to wear on long or short-haul journeys.
Running campaigns for big international brands in different time zones is a demanding life, so his collection of handsome easywear – shirts, kimonos, robes, trousers – is designed for comfort, simplicity and sophistication while also being sustainable and socially conscious.
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It is all made in Ireland using only natural silks and linens or recycled fabrics. The collection can be bought online at www.reubenavenue.comor in Beautiful South, Castlewood Avenue, Rathmines.
Havana coat, €595, from Niamh O’Neill’s autumn winter collection available in outlets including Arnotts, Dublin and County Boutique, Ennis
This coat has both flare and flair being designed to be worn either as a coat or as a dress.
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Called Havana, it is made in Italian double wool crepe, has a cinched in waist, covered buttons, deep pockets (very important) and an A-line flared skirt.
Priced €595, it’s part of Niamh O Neill’s autumn winter collection, which can be found in Arnotts, County Boutique Ennis, Kalu Naas, Serendipity Kilkenny and online at www.niamhoneill.com.
The coat also comes in pink and the collection also includes leopard print in a pink and navy or green and navy combination for a shirts and shirt dresses.
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