Notebook: Fashion

House of Hermès

The times they are-changin’ at Hermès. Not only have they just appointed a new designer, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski (formerly at Céline and The Row, so expect understated luxury), the French fashion house launches an exciting new digital project this month. La Maison des Carrés celebrates the brand’s famous silk scarves with a stylish virtual home to explore online: “It’s both an online store offering an exceptionally broad range of our collections, and a place of delightful, constantly evolving experiences,” explains artistic director Bali Barret. “La Maison des Carrés tells the story of Hermès silk in an entertaining and unconventional way.” More than  600 silk scarves will be featured on the site. Log on to www.lamaisondescarres.com from September 17.

This story appears in the September issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Thursday October 2

Notebook

Fashion Capitals: Dublin

Dublin Fashion Festival draws to a close this weekend, with nighttime fashion showcase DFF by Night taking place this evening. But it’s not all over: Brown Thomas Dublin presents CREATE, until September 26, bringing Irish fashion by talented emerging designers like Honor Fitzsimons to the first floor. Customers can talk to the designers as well as make purchases. MoMuse in the Powerscourt Centre hosts a jewellery showcase for their Day of Design on September 27, featuring jewellery exclusives by Margaret O’Rourke, Merle O’Grady and Natasha Sherling, while upstairs, the Loft Market’s graduate showcase currently puts the spotlight on Caoimhe Mac Neice.

This story appears in the September issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Thursday October 2

Notebook: Cultural Agenda

Alice Maher

Alice Maher launches a new monograph, Reservoir, €50, at the RHA on September 9. The gorgeous publication lays bare the artist’s notebooks and sketchbooks – “the freewheeling workshops of the mind” – and explores her creative process from inspiration to final piece. It’s published by Roads, for whom Maher has also designed a cover for a new edition of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending novel Orlando, €15, also out this month.

This story appears in the September issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Thursday October 2

Notebook: Cultural Agenda

Tiger Dublin Fringe

September bustles with exciting cultural events. Lynchpin is the Tiger Dublin Fringe, running September 5-20. The diverse programme covers theatre, dance, music, comedy and art; highlights include updated Greek tragedy The Rest is Action at Project Arts Centre (September 4-13, €11-16); “kaleidoscopic” dance show Tardigrade at Samuel Beckett Theatre (September 9-13, €11-15) and a series of outdoor concerts in Meeting House Square, including electronic act Jape (September 12, €16) and chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan (September 11-12, €22).

This story appears in the September issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Thursday October 2