SS16

Manley Spring Summer '16 Sale - 30% Off

Hmmm, although the weather would make you think differently ☔️  summer is actually in full swing folks. There's no better way of getting into the summer spirit then by shopping the Manley 30% off SS16 sale!

Martha Lynn Millinery and Manley

Martha Lynn Millinery and Manley

This season Martha Lynn Millinery shot their SS16 lookbook featuring 2 looks from Manley SS16. We love these shots and how well Manley compliments Martha Lynn’s perfectly crafted, unique hats.

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Xpose check out SS16

Missed Xpose last night? No stress, we’ve got it right here for you!


Glenda came along to Soder+Ko and got Manley under the style microscope as she took a sneak peek at our Spring/Summer ‘16 collection. We reckon she was pretty impressed!

Vogue Loves a Bita Manley!

Did you see Vogue Williams looking mighty fine in our Manley SS16 Boxter Tee? Team Manley are pretty delighted to add her to the list of our Manley fans!

 

Check out her blog about our Manley SS16 Boxter Tee here!

Shop this tee here!

 

That’s a Mighty Spread in the SBP!

I’m not going to lie, this absolutely made my Sunday! The Sunday Business Post Magazine featured a mighty four page spread on Manley SS16...

... and in the Sunday Business Post itself, I got to talk shop! 

Making Manley #3: SS16 Box Clever

Spring Summer 16 is here and I can't wait to show it off. What you usually get to see is the final, polished product. The truth is, there's a lot more that goes into creating these collections and into the making of our beautiful seasonal campaign and I want to show you just how Team Manley makes this happen. 

The Manley Stand @ Showcase

So you think being a fashion designer is glamorous? This is the side of the job you don’t get to see!


After all that, I reckon the Manley stand at Showcase looks pretty awesome!

Totally Dublin Talk MANLEY!

Totally Dublin Talk MANLEY!

What a nice surprise when you're out for a quiet brunch and a read of a mag and you open this! Thanks Totally Dublin! 

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Aoibhin Garrihy in Manley

Aoibhin Garrihy in Manley

It’s not the first time Aoibhin Garrihy has sported some Manley and I think it’s fair to say she looks bloody good in it! Aoibhin is this week’s RTE Guide cover star and guess who she’s wearing? Manley!

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Unfold Launch Party

Unfold, Irish Designer Showcase @ LFW

Unfold gave 11 Irish designers the opportunity to showcase their SS16 collections at London Fashion Week and Manley was one of the lucky chosen one’s. The unfold project was spearheaded by the DCCOI and headed up by Aisling Farinella as part of #ID2015 and both parties did an incredible job in making it happen.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts was transformed by The Decorators and turned into the set for our SS16 Presentation.

Friday night was the official launch party and presentation and the ICA was heaving with press, stylists, buyers and the odd proud mum! All of whom drooled over the Irish SS16 offering. The rooms housed the best of Irish in fashion, knitwear, jewellery and millinery collections.


Manley @ London Fashion Week

We have BIG news! I'm delighted to announce that Manley is one of the eleven chosen designers to showcase our SS16 collection at London Fashion Week this September! This showcase is part of the Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) international programme of events and activities.

The event, titled Unfold, will be presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September as an official on-schedule event as part of London Fashion Week. Yup, thats right, we’re ON-SCHEDULE!!!

The ten other designers showcasing alongside Manley are: NATALIEBCOLEMAN, We Are Islanders, Emma Manley, Jill de Burca, Helen Steele, Honor Fitzsimons, Chupi,Maria Dorai Raj, Laura Kinsella, Martha Lynn and Capulet & Montague.

The selection of designers across womenswear, accessories, fine jewellery and millinery were chosen by a judging panel consisting of ID2015Design & Crafts Council of Irelandinternational buyers and key media. They put us through our paces and we we’re one of the lucky 11 chosen from 40 applicants.


We have a month to get Manley SS16 London Fashion Week ready. Wish us luck!

SS16 Fabric Sourcing AHOY!

The start of a season, where all the fun starts. No limitations our boundaries … just yet! It’s a time to gather inspiration, experiment with new colour palettes and time to choose fabrics for the coming season.

04:50am alarm call, 07:00am flight and I’m in Milan by 10:30am having caught up on fashion mags and having made lists for the day ahead.

It’s important to go over with a clear plan on what I’m looking for and what I need. Otherwise I get caught up in all the beautiful fabric offerings and completely lose sight of what I have already decided on for the season.

I was packing in so much that my first meeting was held in Bergamo airport. Yup, the airport, not as glamourous as you thought! Beautiful fabrics are beautiful fabrics no matter where you see them right?!

 

 

Though a flying visit, 19 hours to be precise, there’s always time to grab lunch on the go. Check this out for Italy’s version of petrol station grub, not bad eh! Beats the jambons and coke that Ireland offers!

 

 

 

The remainder of the day was spent travelling from fabric mill to fabric mill, scouring through books of fabric samples. I need to be decisive about what I do and don’t like but also what I do and don’t NEED, because otherwise I end up coming home with too many samples and that just makes the decision process longer and harder. See the fabric mills is always a pleasure. I love being that close to the process, knowing where it came from, how it’s treated and I feel it informs me better on how to use it.

And so it’s time to bring my bag full of samples back to Dublin. With all the rushing, there’s no harm in having a little airport grub and a glass of the good stuff. Make that two glasses of the good stuff, my flight was delayed by three hours ...