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RIONA TREACY

RIONA TREACY: THE WORKING WOMAN INSPIRED

Feature on the Fashion Scout website about our recent AW19 Presentation. 

Beautifully tailored, and impeccably styled clothing for the elegant, understated and functional woman. Riona Treacy’s AW19 collection drew inspiration from the working woman’s apron. Referencing the marbling patterns on bank notes, and the metallic tones of coins, the collection acted as a story of the modern working woman. Created both for her, and about her, Treacy aimed to build a collection that could take the wearer from office to evening seamlessly.  

Set against a sparse, white backdrop, the focus was wholly on the clothes themselves. Models were made up with strong brows, and just-got-out-of-the-shower hair. The emphasis was on the clothes, allowing the audience to fully capture the collection. The items themselves were well-made, no-frills, womenswear. Tie-dye style printed silk in the aforementioned metallic colours was used in a kimono, a draped, almost kaftan style dress, and form-fitting long sleeved midi-dress. Highlights included a burnt-red pantsuit, with a cross back top, and a camel leather two-piece set that would not be amiss on even the chicest of women. 

Models perused the room, allowing a closer look at the impeccable tailoring and drape of the items. Riona Treacy purports to make items for the modern, working woman. Items that will make her feel confident and unique – and this is exactly what she achieved. The collection consisted of items that were highly wearable, yet utterly chic. Utilising fabrics that have all been ethically sourced in the UK and Ireland, such as pure wool, silk jersey, rich velvet and vegan leather, the collection allows the wearer to look elegant, without compromising on ethics.

Written by Molly Codyre

Photography by Jade Berry and Olivia Ferrara.