January 8, 2010 - 2 comments

Think Colour

This season is the celebration of my 10th collection.

So much has happened and it does make one look back at the past 5 years.

 It is time to start planning what one should do looking forward. Specially now that the fashion world has experienced a  couple of whirlwind seasons and no one really knows what the future holds. However the uncertainty of this business is partly why I find this industry so fascinating. I'm always up for a challenge.

The first season  I ever did was Winter 2005. It was a distinctively colourful winter collection, there was not a single thread of black used. Those who have known my work since couldn't even imagine what I was up to then...

Ten seasons later the whole collection is black.  Is it a sign of the time or have I truly found my visual identity?

I hope neither of the above.  

For sometime I have decided to confront my ever growing fear for using colour. And considering colour probably sells 10 to 1 one over black or grey  in the shops, it is finally time to take action.

This is the mood in the studio today...I will keep you posted..

Published by: eilisboyle in Fashion, Film, My Work


Jane Flanagan
January 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I’m surprised colour sells faster! Though when I was home in October I definitely noticed Irish people dress more colourfully than we do here.
I typically wear neutrals, but when colour is done right, it’s impossible not to fall for!

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Silent Storyteller
January 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm

It is really incredible..
Getting colour right is very difficult. Colour sells very well here..and has for many years…even colours that are not so suited for our lighter skin..but I think it may be simply a form of therapy for the light depravation most of the year
I dress head to toe in black …white and any tone in between…
So we’ll see if I’m able to do some colour this season or will it stay in the back burner…

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