Trends for Autumn Racing

We at Design Centre are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Longines Champions Weekend premiere flat race which takes place on September 15th. To celebrate this year’s heavily anticipated event, we wanted to showcase three must-have trends for you. These trends are perfect for an elegant autumnal day out at the races in Leopardstown Racecourse. For more information on this luxurious event, click here.

Ruffle detail

Our first fashion trend encapsulates a romantic feeling that flouncy frills provide without all the fuss. Ruffle detailing and statement, bulbous sleeves are a huge trend for 2018, seen on runway shows for Alexander McQueen and Givenchy’s Spring/Summer collections. This lilac eye-catching Tricotine dress, exclusive to us incorporates both trends seamlessly. The soft lavender hues are perfectly complimented with a striking keyhole neckline along with a dramatic and flouncy ruffle sleeve. This dress is elegant, chic and absolutely perfect for a stylish day at the races.


Capes have been spotted on almost every catwalk this A/W season. From Dior to Dolce and Gabbana, we can see that this evolving trend is prevailing and is not going away anytime soon. With unpredictable weather forecasts and sporadic September drizzle, capes are a quintessential as well as a fashion forward wardrobe staple whether it rains or shines. This blush pink and gold Caroline Kilkenny ornate patterned cape is a perfect must-have piece to liven up any dress you already own. For more from Caroline Kilkenny’s A/W18 collection, click here. 

Feathered Millinery

At this year’s Valentino Couture Spring Summer show, Philip Treacy’s bespoke feathered millinery creations enlivened the collection with its bold block colouring. Feathers add a daring and more vibrant feel to the traditional fascinator or disc. To make this trend more wearable for a racing occasion, we have introdued the feather aspect through a headband to create a more casual look. Aoife Harrison’s delicate feather headbands are vivacious and striking and are sure to make your outfit stand out from the crowd. To see more of Aoife’s incredible headwear collection, click here. 

All pieces shown are now in-store.

For many more trends like this, pop into us in the top floor of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre or get in touch with us here. 

We hope to see you soon,


-Design Centre Team.


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