Red and green is the new black in Louise's collection
TOP Irish designer Louise Kennedy has taken inspiration from a once-in-a lifetime tour of the private jewellery collections at The Hermitage in St Petersburg for the colour tones used in her new collection.
Her opulent new autumn/winter range incorporates jewel tones with greens and reds featuring heavily across clothes and accessories.
Luxe fabrics in greens and reds add a refreshing break from the classic black staples that define our winter wardrobes.
Meanwhile, Louise Kennedy has finally given her own name to one of her dresses.
Previously the 'Amy' was named after Amy Huberman wore it to the Royal wedding.
The 'Louise' has strands of horizontal bands of silk that create a flattering shape.
It made its appearance towards the end of the designer's impressively long, two catwalk shows in Merrion Square yesterday.
Bright colours have been punctuating the autumn/winter collections proving that dressing for the colder weather needn't be dreary.
Louise's classic tailoring is sharpened with brogues being a featured shoe and accessory of her collection.
The designer's dresses feature unusual shapes, stunning embellishment and unusual tones, guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd during the party season.
While Louise is known for focussing on clean tailoring and lady-like shapes, high-street brand Oasis is focussing on cosy knits and masculine tailoring as part of their new collection.
Long coats in camel and grey tones are set to be new season staples while leather jackets remain on trend and feature heavily throughout the new range.
Tartan shirts remain popular and are easy to layer under jumpers for a twist on the collar trend.
Floral blouses and tops remain in vogue for those not totally ready to give up on the warmer months.
The high-street retailer has also launched a new denim collection which is set to put them on the map for trusty jeans.
The denim collection features shirts, jeans and jackets in a range of different shades.
Among the favourites already are their denim leggings that are high waisted and great for tucking into your trusty winter boots or for dressing up with a pair of heels for a night out.