Sustainable Fashion has a Size Problem

  Laura O’Sullivan writes about her experience as a young plus-sized woman attempting to buy into the second-hand renaissance and the difficulty it poses.  I hate shopping.  The meaning of ‘let’s go in town for a sconce’ once meant a bop down Opera Lane, an overwhelming half an hour in Penney’s and a quick run […]

A Week in My Wardrobe: Unisex Buying

  As ‘A Week in My Wardrobe enters its fourth iteration, I wanted to stray slightly from novelty and enter more into the realm of personal style, while also asking the bigger sociological questions. It led me to study my wardrobe – what’s really in there and how is it relevant to the column? I […]

The Rise of Prada

Muireann Treasa Guinee chronicles the rise of Prada, a household name in luxury fashion, from its beginnings in WW1 Milan to its current standing as a leading global player in the fashion industry. Prada’s rise to fame is a tale of daring contradiction and unapologetic high standards. Over the years, it has solidified its grasp […]

A Week in My Wardrobe: London Fashion Week

Fashion editor Paul McLauchlan reflects on his time at the spring/summer 2020 shows at London Fashion Week and how his wardrobe figured alongside industry elites I attend London Fashion Week twice a year as a member of the international press. In recent seasons, I have reported on the shows for the Irish Examiner and for […]

Christmas Is a Frame Of Mind

Motley Editor-In-Chief Dan Webb gives food for thought ahead of the Christmas season and celebrates the launch of the final issue of Motley this semester   The Christmas season is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. It’s a time for joy, laughter, spending time with family and for remembering the happier moments […]

Fashion Imitates Art

    Last April, Motley Deputy Editor Laurie Shelly organised a fantastic fashion shoot, in co-operation with Crawford Art Gallery, and Opera Lane. With the sharp eye of photographer Grace Claro, we now present this shoot for your enjoyment. Photography by Grace Claro Model: Claire Aherne Styling: Laurie Shelly Location: The Crawford Art Gallery [espro-slider […]