Couturier Peter O’Brien and Arnotts Department Store are delighted to launch the second Peter O’Brien collection at Arnotts which will be available from tomorrow, 12th October. Renowned for his simple and elegant designs, love of couture and fine tailoring, this collection is an evolution of his first collection with the store and sees an edgier feel coming through. The widely anticipated collection boasts high quality and luxurious fabrics throughout and offers the perfect timeless capsule wardrobe for the season ahead.
The collection comprises of 26 pieces and the colour palette is Peter’s signature black and navy, interspersed with pale taupe. Peter has introduced luxurious fabrics including satin and lace to enrich the collection. Wool and cashmere feature throughout, with double wool crepe and satin backed crepe detailing. Chiffon floaty skirts and dresses, as well as tailored dresses offer a glamorous edge. A new addition to the collection this year is fitted fine guage marino wool knitwear, with contrasting coloured rims. Coats this season have an androgynous feel and trousers are slightly cropped cigarette pants. Peter’s handwriting is also clearly evident with the poplin shirt and wrap jersey dress, which will prove popular amongst Peter’s loyal devotees.
Speaking about the new collection, designer Peter O’Brien commented, “For this season we looked at how we could move the collection forward from last year. While it is still modern and contemporary there is a distinctive edge coming through this year. People may perceive me as a classic designer but I like the fashion injection we have given to this collection and I enjoyed bringing the androgynous trend to this collection too. In essence, the collection offers the basic items that every woman should have in her wardrobe.”
Deirdre Devaney, Fashion and Beauty Director at Arnotts commented: “We are delighted to collaborate with Peter O’Brien on a second bespoke collection for Arnotts. We really pushed the boundaries this year and we are confident that our customers will be equally excited about the new offer. This collection sees a further development of the inaugural collection, with the addition of more luxurious fabrics. The quality of fabrics and the attention to detail on each garment will make these statement pieces ones to covet in every woman’s wardrobe this season.”
Prices range from €105 for fine guage merino wool knitwear, from €185 for silk blouses, with dresses from €265 and coats from €400.