Perhaps it’s just a reaction against the gloom that is February or maybe it’s because I have been researching such fabulously vibrant collections (think Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1991/Meadham Kirchhoff menswear Spring/Summer 2013) for my new book (more later) but suddenly I’m wishing for colour…

Foliage, Avonfield Gardens, Bradford-on-AvonImage

Fingerless gloves, Giant Flea Market, Shepton MalletImage

Christian Dior-London, Modele Original c. 1960, Fashion Museum, Bath Image

Model John Francis, Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Summer 1991Image

The Cloth, BLITZ magazine, c.1983, Photograph by Nick Knight, Styled by IRWImage

Padded Rose wrap, by IRW (to order)


Erin wears Donna Karan, ELLE magazine, 1999, Photograph by Mark Abrahams, Styled by IRWImage

Talia Shire, Rocky, 1976


‘See Me, Feel Me’, Ryo Himuro, RCA Womenswear Graduation Collection, 2012, MoBA Biennale, Arnhem, Curated by IRWImage

Erin O’Connor, Jean Paul Gaultier Atelier, Spring Summer 2000, Photograph by IRW, from Postcards From the Edge of the Catwalk (ACC Publications)


Meadham Kirchhoff, Spring Summer 2013, (BR)OTHER BY PROXYImage

Julie Verhoeven, detail from Ladies Let’s Rip! 2013, Holburne Museum, BathImage

Felix, BLITZ magazine, August 1986, Photograph by Pete Moss, Make-up by Princess Julia, Hair by Debbie Horgan, Styled by IRW Image

Cara, Harper’s & Queen, September 1991, Photograph by Kate Garner, Make-up by Kim Jacob, Hair by Tony Collins, Styled by IRW Image

‘See Me, Feel Me’, Hiroaki Kanai, RCA Menswear Graduation Collection, 2012, MoBA Biennale, Arnhem, Curated by IRW Image

Mongolian stole, Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop, 2013 (WISH LIST)


Felt pen fashion designs, Greg Davis, c. 1972Image

Faded velvet curtains


Knitted wreath (for Mum), 2011, by IRW


The Times Saturday magazine, c. 1993, Photograph by Zana, styled by IRWImage


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