As all fashion lovers know, Liberties, The Quay, Westport, is a veritable treasure trove of designer clothes. Of late, it has also given us buyers a chanced to meet the creative minds behind the designs by holding several Meet the Designer days.
Previous designers hosted by the boutique have included Jennifer Rothwell and Mary Grant. Now it’s the turn of much-lauded knitwear designer Heather Finn.
Finn’s creations provide ample proof that Irish knitwear does not have to mean Aran cable-knit jumpers. Her collections are markedly contemporary, richly colourful and flattering to the silhouette, with cashmere, fine merino and silk featuring strongly.
In 2006, Topshop selected Finn, who hails from Galway, to design a range of knitwear for its new Irish flagship store in Dublin. She has been running her own business from her studio in Dublin’s North Strand ever since.
Liberties carries a good selection of Heather Finn pieces, including cardigans and scarves. Fans of Finn’s creations will be delighted to hear that during her Meet the Designer day, Liberties will be offering 10 per cent off the entire range. The boutique is also offering customers a chance to win a weekend break in Helsinki, Finland, courtesy of Marimekko, an iconic Finnish company, whose clothing range is also stocked.
Heather Finn will be in Liberties next Saturday, November 28, from 1pm until 5pm.