Don O’Neill, creative director of the up-and-coming label Theia, reflects on his journey from a small seaside town in Co. Kerry to the fashion houses of London, Paris and New York, and finally, a showroom of his own. When we meet at his garment district showroom on an afternoon in early April, it’s clear that Don O’Neill, creative director of the fledgling couture label Theia, … [Read more...] about The Irish Don of Fashion
Earlier this week, Irish America had the pleasure of attending Business 100 honoree Nanette Lepore's Fall 2012 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. We were particularly excited to see this collection since the buzz was that it had been inspired by tarot cards, dandyism and the style and attitude of one of our all-time favorite Irish writers and wits, Oscar Wilde. In the days … [Read more...] about For Fall 2012, Nanette Lepore Channels Oscar Wilde
In their sunlit showroom in the Garment District, Nanette Lepore and Bob Savage talk about their journey from Youngstown, Ohio to the epicenter of the New York City fashion scene. Located in the heart of New York’s bustling Garment District, the Nanette Lepore showroom is an oasis of calm and vibrant color. Soft light and white walls highlight the racks upon racks of … [Read more...] about A Fashionable Partnership: Bob Savage & Nanette Lepore
The Irish chamber-pop princess talks with Tara Dougherty about her recent world tour, her second album and her innovative sound, which is breathing life into the contemporary Irish music scene.
The first rounds of touring in foreign countries are daunting enough, but when an artist like Julie Feeney does it, there is an entirely different set of concerns other than those of … [Read more...] about Julie Feeney:
The Impossibly Talented
Recent passings in the Irish and Irish American community. Brendan Burke 1988-2010 Brendan Burke, the youngest son of Brian Burke, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the U.S. Olympic ice hockey team, died in a car crash in Indiana February 5. He was 21. He was driving along with 18-year-old Mark Reedy when heavy snow caused their Jeep Cherokee to slide into the … [Read more...] about Those We Lost