Dublin’s bustling warren of streets can hold its own when it comes to the personal style stakes. Something has been bubbling up over the past five years or so that has given rise to a diverse street style that is eclectic, bold and fiercely individual in outlook.
Made up of a new generation who strive to shed any connotations of conservatism and misconceptions of naffness, it is helped along by a continually growing network of independent retailers and fashion pop-ups which marry the modern and traditional. In simpler terms, there’s never been a more exciting time to watch a city get dressed up in Dublin.
Morganna Murphy (left), a textiles student at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), suggests the charity and secondhand shops on Capel Street and around Phibsborough as the first port of call for finding the best bargains in Dublin. Om Diva, where her own work is on sale, is also great for discovering young Irish fashion designers.