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The chic pieces on our fashion radar this October

The Edit
Carolyn Donnelly’s ambition for Dunnes Stores to become a global brand – creative director Donnelly has the vision and Dunnes Stores the buying strength – seemed on its way to realisation at the impressive AW14 show. Burgundy wool coat, The Edit by Carolyn Donnelly, €189, in store from this month.

Peter O’Brien
Designer Peter O’Brien’s fifth capsule collection for Arnotts includes A-line skirts and dresses, cosy knits and smart, structured coats. What’s more, O’Brien has enlivened his signature palette of neutral tones with vibrant bursts of orange. Prices start at €155.

This story appears in the October issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Thursday November 6

Wardrobe Jewellery

So Modern

Boodles’ new Keystone collection is inspired by London’s architecture. Each piece is dominated by a cabochon-cut stone (the keystone) surrounded by brick-like gold. From €2,300 for rings; €3,450 for pendants; Boodles, 25 Grafton Street, Dublin 2. These Silver Plexus cuffs, from €465, at Stonechat, 3-4 Westbury Mall, Dublin 2, are chic but not distracting – perfect for the office.

This story appears in the October issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Thursday November 6

From The Desk Of...

Francesca Amfitheatrof, Tiffany’s new design director, makes an impact with her first collection, the throughly modern Tiffany T

Tiffany & Company’s newly-appointed first female design director has had a life of culture and travel. Her American father was a journalist while her Italian mother was a public relations executive (at Valentino and Armani) and as a child, Amfitheatrof lived in Tokyo, Rome, Moscow and Manhattan. More recently 44-year-old Amfitheatrof lived in London. “My life in London was pretty settled. I had just redone my home, and I was about to hang my art collection.” Not that she minded the relative upheaval of moving herself, her husband and two young children to New York. “This is a dream job. And I feel that life is made up of cycles. If things happen at the right moment in your life, then it’s impossible to say no to them.” Having previously designed a collection of accessories for Marni, jewellery for Chanel and Fendi, silverware for Asprey and a range of objects for Alessi. With Tiffany T she takes the plunge for the iconic jewellery house. T is a play on angles and curves: deep cuffs, chains, elegant pendants and stacking rings (which start at the relatively inexpensive entry price of ¤350) executed in rose, yellow and white 18-carat gold and sterling silver. These are fashionable pieces that you’ll want to buy for yourself and keep for ever, much as you would a handbag, or a good coat. And you can wear Tiffany T to the office, as Amfitheatrof does. “I wanted to do a collection you can style together, so you can kind of choose from within it and feel quite confident in styling it yourself.” Tiffany T includes rings, bracelets, cuffs and pendants in rose gold, yellow gold and sterling silver.

This story appears in the October issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Thursday November 6