Autumn / Winter 2015
For Autumn / Winter 2015 we are continuing to take inspiration from the archive of simple Aran work-wear. This season we are introducing a whole new range of colours in Wool, Wool/Cashmere and Baby Alpaca/Silk blends together with marls of Donegals and Donegal/Wool blends.
While the Aran workwear garments were always in natural undyed off-whites browns and greys, the other main colour was imported indigo (called plúirín locally). Then there were always some striking bright colours in islander dress set against the grey limestone and the blue green sea, usually combining locally grown Rose Madder (mádar) with green and yellow from the wild flowers to make the islander crios (pron.kris) or belt for men, and the bright crocheted shawl most commonly worn by the women
This season also sees a continuation of the Claíochaí (Stone Fences) pattern which we developed and introduced in the AW2014 collection, and which mirrors the islands labyrinth of stone fences. Associated with it are the Beairtíní / Little bundles, Blackberry and the Floating Moss patterns which again reflect the structure of the stone walls and fences — The formal dress-wear, highly decorated Aran patterns are well represented in the AW2015 collection also.
PITTI UOMO, Florence13–16th January, 2015
Piano Terra I13,
PREMIUM, Berlin19–21st January, 2015
Hall 4 A02
BREAD & BUTTER, Berlin19–21st January, 2015
Bread & Butter HQ, Room 4.15,
Münzstr. 13 (entrance via
Rochstr.) 4th level.
SUPREME, Munich14–17th February, 2015
MTC Taunusstr, Hall 4,
INIS MEÁIN JAPAN3–6th February, 2015 17–20th February, 2015
Fujibuilding Harajuku 6F
Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001
t: +81 904 390 8265
INIS MEÁIN USABy appointment at:
Alaide Inc, Suite 1806,
730 Fifth Avenue, New York,
NY 10019, USA.
t: +1 212 315 9500