Focus on Fashion – The Voice Ireland

Ingrid Hoey did a great job styling the girls on The Voice. It’s so refreshing to see Irish Designers getting a chance to showcase their talent rather than using high street brands.

The lovely Kathryn is wearing a dress by Umit Kutluk, shoes are from Office and her jewellery is by the Bláithín Ennis.

Umit Kutluk was born in Turkey. He completed a degree in Textile Engineering and worked across many disciplines in the Turkish fashion industry – textiles, manufacturing, sales & distribution – before moving to Dublin in 2007. Following further study he graduated with honours in fashion design from the Grafton Academy, Dublin in 2011. In the same year he won the Alfa Romeo DIT Young Designer of the Year Award and the overall prize in the Gillette Venus Fashion Design Awards to name a few. Kutluk developed his brand Umit Kutluk in 2011. A year later he opened his salon in the relaxed grandeur of a magnificent Georgian building at 27 Merrion Square. Here, using distinctive cutting techniques and exquisite fabrics that are mixed and embellished with remarkable attention to detail, he produces stunning seasonal Ready To Wear, Haute Couture and Wedding Collections. His creativity and sense of elegance marks him out as one of Ireland’s leading fashion designers.

Bláithín prides herself on her ability to source, manipulate and combine unusual materials from around the world to produce wearable, special and striking pieces. The Bláithín Ennis label is affordable and beautifully designed, incorporating simple, craft driven techniques. She is based from her studio in the South east of Ireland where each piece is designed and made by hand.

Shop dress from Umit Kutluk here 

Shop shoes from Office here 

Shop jewellery from Blaithin Ennis here

Una is wearing a dress by Lya Solis, shoes are from Office and jewellery is from Loulerie.

Loulerie was opened in 2007 by Louise Stokes on her return from New York working in Fine Jewellery. Since then Loulerie has become a destination store for exclusive brands and a much admired edit of the key jewellery designers from around the world. Brand new collections are added each season from Louise’s travels to NY, London, Paris and Copenhagen.  Launched this season is Louise’s very own Loulerie collection and bespoke custom made service.

Shop Lya Solis here 

Shop shoes here 

Shop Jewellery here 

Rachel is wearing Umit Kutluk, shoes are from Buffalo and jewellery is from Loulerie.

Shop Umit Kutluk here for haute couture 

Shop Umit Kutluk  ready to wear from Arnotts

Shop shoes here 

Shop jewellery here 

Siobhán xx

Photos: Courtesy of © Ingrid Hoey