Deirdre McQuillan, the Fashion Editor at The Irish Times has always been a huge admirer of the Lucy Nagle brand.
Last weekend, she profiled four knitwear and cashmere designers in The Irish Times magazine, featuring our founder, Lucy Nagle.
Here's what Deirdre had to say about Lucy Nagle cashmere:
"Just as Philip Treacy’s success created a whole generation of Irish milliners, so Lainey Keogh’s magic needles sparked in Irish designers a new interest in transforming traditional knitting skills. Keogh’s experimentation with yarns and sensual knits pushed the boundaries of cashmere and while her export business to the US thrives, others follow in her wake.
Nagle is the first to admit she is not a designer, but has a sure eye for colour and texture. A decade’s experience working in interior design in London plus a love of fashion led her to knitwear as an alternative career on her return to Dublin.
Lack of formal training did not deter her from seeking out designers, factories and agents to help set up a brand in her own name with the kind of cashmere knits that she would wear herself – cool, contemporary and comfortable.
The Lucy Nagle collection with its easygoing sweaters, star and camouflage knits and accessories was established three years ago, her big break coming when she was invited to show at Create in Brown Thomas in 2013.
Since then she has not looked back, her most popular items being hoodies and cardigans in new shades each season. For winter her new looks in dusty blues, camouflage greys, greens and dark blues, feature ruffles, polka dots and plaits and each style comes in XL.
Nagle’s collection can be found at brownthomas.com, in all their stores and at lucynagle.com. Next month she launches a capsule silk sleepwear collection to complement her cashmere and bamboo cotton T-shirts."
Blue and grey camouflage sweatshirt, €270
Superstar sweater in bluebell and grey, €295
Shop the full autumn cashmere collection HERE
Keep up with our fashion and cashmere blogs here each week. Last week, we featured the Lucy Nagle and Tiffany & Co feature for our fave online magazine, maven46.com