The work of Irish designer Michael Stewart is being showcased at Kildare Village.
Michael featured his Standing Ground SS23 collection on the catwalks of London Fashion Week.
The Clare-born designer was the recipient of Kildare Village’s inaugural fashion bursary to attend the Royal College of Art in London from 2015 to 2017. The partnership is part of The Bicester Collection’s long-term commitment to supporting emerging design.
Michael said: “My new collection is inspired by the Irish landscape and heritage, which fittingly ties in with Kildare Village’s support of Irish design.”
A Kildare Village spokesperson said: “Reimagining spring at Kildare Village includes a vibrant collection of luxury brand offerings inspired by the 2023 trend of ‘dopamine dressing.’
“Including a beautiful Missoni jumpsuit in their classic colourful woven print, Irish designer Aoife McNamara’s Wilding Pea Silk dress inspired by The Burren’s biodiversity, a statement metallic gold shirt and trousers from Zadig & Voltaire, as well as a nod to ‘Barbiecore’ with a pink suit from Maje and menswear including classic Italian tailoring with a twist by Eleventy.”
Over the past year, Kildare Village said it has supported 12 Irish female-owned brands including BEO Wellness, Millies, Jo Browne, Aoife McNamara, Pestle & Mortar, Sinead Keary.
In 2021, Kildare Village worked with the all-female 14 strong Minaw Collective on a commission to adorn the walls of the village with artwork.