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Fashion Designer Maire Forkin featured in Irish Times

By admin | 19th September 2018

Maire Forkin features in The Irish Times

Like all good Fashion Designers and tailors, Maire Forkin’s clothes are adapted to fit and flatter a client’s figure. As we know, this is a look easily achieved in standard sizing. At €1,300-€1,800 for an outfit, Maire’s clothes are expensive, though not compared to many international designers. These  prices are justified by the made-to-measure quality fabrics, the handwork, fittings and the exquisite attention to detail and perfect finish. The overall effect is one of streamlined elegance with clothes lined with silk and often marked by a single flourish. This is not throwaway fashion.

Dressing Guest at Weddings & the Races

Maire’s  fashion advice for weddings, race meetings or other special occasions has always been to wear something that suits your figure in colours that complement your complexion, taking careful note of accessories and footwear in styles that don’t let the outfit down. Maire is highly skilled in meeting such demands.

Her career in London has spanned more than a decade both in couture and in the equally cut throat world of high street ready to wear.  Regular trips to the city keep her abreast of current trends at the high end “as my customers are very well versed in what is happening in fashion. Most brands like Chanel, Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen are playing safe these days,” she observes.

Mink: Knee-length tailored dress in Lurex threaded ice blue wool with gilded lace on bodice and sleeves. It has an asymmetrical style empire line and optional bow collar. It can be made with three-quarter length or full-length sleeves as required. Approx €1,320.
Finn coat: fit and flare Lurex threaded wool coat with waterfall style peplum and stand and fall collar. Can be worn with Mink tailored dress. Approx €1,400 depending on fabric.

“Ninety per cent of customers wear 10 per cent of what’s in their wardrobe. And further more, many people buy an outfit and may only wear it once

What an incredible waste and costly. So when Maire discusses making a client with her clients she wants them to have an outfit that they can wear on other occasions. An outfit that they will be very comfortable wearing and which will suit their silhouette and individual style perfectly.

Maire enjoys working with her clients to achieve the perfect style and fit for her clients. She is very creative and has a wonderful understanding of the body shape creating perfect silhouettes for her clients.

For further information call Maire on 086 172 1563 or book an Appointment