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Brand Spotlight 17 March 2022

The Luck of the Irish

Celebrating Irish brands we love.

Ireland is a country rich in culture and artists. Its artistic heritage extends to involve world-renowned fashion designers. This St Patrick’s Day we have curated a collection of our favourite Irish exports for you to explore and adore. From the subversive elegance of Simone Rocha to the modern silhouettes of JW Anderson you're sure to find your latest ensemble. Alternatively, you can treat your skin to a product from Pestle and Mortar, powered with natural, active ingredients backed by results.

Words By Cara Briggs

Simone Rocha

The subtly of Simone Rocha lies in its ability to juxtapose feminine details with bold silhouettes and textures.

The embellished alpaca and wool-blend sweater is an elevated cable knit with an embellished neckline that is the perfect way to pay homage to Irish heritage this St Patrick’s day.

The moss green wool with voluminous sleeves enhances this crewneck to become a statement staple in your wardrobe. For the minimalists, there is the bead-embellished crossbody bag.

This allure of this piece is its duality, acting as both a bag and a wallet with in-built card slots.

The shoulder strap is accompanied by a pearl embossed writ strap that will take you from day to night. Rocha excels in creativity with their designs in the jewellery department with their unique gold-plated tooth necklace.

The gold-plating over brass hardware ensures this accessory won’t lose its colour and will continue to elevate your neckline with its edgy details.

Put your best foot forward with their slip-on sandals crafted with jet-black velvet and leather.

This edgy contrast makes a strong case for their take on chunky statement footwear.

Simone Rocha Bead-embellished Crossbody Bag, $1,129, Farfetch

JW Anderson

The allure of JW Anderson lies in its androgyny and ability to transgress boundaries.

This ability to design beyond binaries has given the label a much-deserved global cult following.

The most recent collection has gifted us with wardrobe essentials with a twist.

The cropped wraparound peak lapels blazer is an elevation of your usual outerwear.

The structured silhouette and contrast stitching deliver a versatile jacket that can be worn to accompany any ensemble from evening wear to denim.

The contemporary aesthetic of JW Anderson is once again seen in the accessories department.

The bumper slim shoulder bag features a piped brown border to contrast the acrid green body of the bag. The creates a bold but understated look. Not-withstanding functionality, this shoulder bag is petite but still has the capacity to hold your daily essentials.

This ability to fuse utility with style is something Anderson continues to achieve.

The bootcut jeans are an iconic flared style with a vintage blue wash. The high-waisted cut and five-pocket feature deliver a relaxed, off-duty-model aesthetic.

Whether you’re in need of outerwear, footwear or a vibrant pop of colour, JW Anderson has you covered.

JW Anderson The Bumper Slim Shoulder Bag, $1,030, Farfetch

Pestle and Mortar

Pestle and Mortar is a skincare brand founded on minimalism and ease.

Favouring a simplistic approach, its founder Sonia Deasy created products that are formulated to be natural but effective.

Begin your routine with the renew gel cleanser, infused with fruit enzymes to gently exfoliate and clarify your skin.

Follow with the balance facial mist, a product that is sourced from waters of the Irish coast, aiming to balance the pH and oil production of your skin whilst deeply hydrating.

For those in search of a product that brightens and nourishes the vitamin C two-phase serum, is a formula that works to even and infuse your skin with vitamins for a radiant complexion.

For an overnight treatment opt for the superstar retinoid night oil. This powerhouse product acts to smooth fine lines and wrinkles without irritation.

Finally, to seal in your regime’s glowing goodness, reach for the hydrate moisturizer. Packed with antioxidants, this will leave your skin softer and protected.

Whatever your beauty needs, Pestle and Mortar will have you covered.

Pestle & Mortar Vitamin C Two-Phase Serum, US$104, Anthropologie

Richard Malone

Richard Malone has featured in New York’s MoMa fashion exhibition, cementing his accolade of creating wearable art.

Through limiting production and utilising recycled materials, Malone’s commitment to sustainability makes his collections even more desirable.

His pieces aim to frame the wearer in the same way curtains do a window, in what he describes as ‘window dressing’.

The tied-waist tailored wool jacket does just that, with its strong, structured tailoring and vibrant orange hue.

In a similar vein, the front rouche painter skirt features oversized side pleats to create an asymmetric hemline that lets your legs be the main feature. Our style suggestion would be to pair this skirt with an equally fresh cotton shirt for an elegant all-white ensemble.

Malone’s ruched roll neck top is a modern take on a sophisticated silhouette. The asymmetric ruching adds striking detail to a staple piece.

Advocating for sustainability, this piece is crafted from 100% recycled materials.

For fashion that is modern in both design and creation, Richard Malone has all the bases covered.

Richard Malone Ruched Roll Neck Top, $580, Richard Malone