I love Ireland.
Todays post featuring the wonderful work of , reminds me that another visit is well overdue.
Oisín Hunt is an Irish fashion designer living in Dublin.
Prior to the launch of his eponymous label in 2018, Oisín studied at the National University of Ireland where he received a BSc in Business and Management. During that time he also worked under a prestigious tailor in Dublin City.
Oisín focuses on exploring classical techniques and shapes while subjecting the fabrics and silhouettes to geometrical shapes and layering that are infused into his collections.
Dublin’s weather, buildings and lack of colours has molded Oisín’s colour palette which focuses primarily on neutral colours.
This season Oisín Hunt presents the Henrietta Street collection. Inspired by the inner city of Dublin, Ireland the collection focuses in the tenement years in Dublin sadly forgotten. The theme between man and woman who would have been living in these buildings during those years.
The positive space paneling of the coats and jumpers are shapes inspired by the expansive bedrooms found on Henrietta Street which were later divided into 6 rooms to accommodate overcrowding at the time. While the negative space paneling of the skirt is a continuation of Oisín's exploration of his AW18 and SS19 collections.
Irish made fabric sourcing and composition such as the rich wools and coated cotton were used in order to replicate that of the time. The colour tones in this collection are used to simulate and compliment the historical walls and rooms within the homes and to bring back life to Henrietta Street.
To read more about the fascinating history of Henrietta Street, make yourself a cuppa and click below.
Enjoy the look book.
Think I shall go an look at easy jet flights to Dublin now!