Forget SS14, on Tuesday at 5am, I together with my brand spanking new copy of ELLE Collections and a punnet of strawberries, took off for Première Vision SS15 in Paris.
It's the world's biggest fabric trade show and a playground for designers. With 782 suppliers to see, from leather houses to trend forecasters, predicting everything from the colour of cloth for next season to the fabric, texture and form, there's a lot to take in but this is one of my favourite times of year. I get to think about who the Manley SS15 girl will be - what will she be into, where will she be going and importantly what will she be wearing? Some seriously luxurious and high-tech fabrics, that's for sure! I landed back in Dublin with some very exciting samples and a head filled with ideas.