Brown Thomas Galway presents the insider’s guide to autumn fashion

Choosing the perfect wardrobe and keeping on top of the latest fashion and beauty trends has been made a lot easier this autumn with the help of ‘Your Walk-in Wardrobe’ at Brown Thomas Galway.

Throughout September the staff at Brown Thomas in Galway are offering advice on how to choose key wardrobe staples and essential items, presenting informative wardrobe workshops each week, hosting fun and enlightening events with renowned international fashion designers and make-up artists, and giving customers access to some of Ireland's best beauty guru's and fashion stylists.

Tomorrow sees the store host a DKNY event with William Tsai, senior stylist for DKNY, who is travelling from New York to host this fashion showcase on level two. Also starting tomorrow and running until Sunday is Mulberry Weekend, customers who make a Mulberry purchase have a chance to win a fabulous Mulberry bag. On Sunday, Sonya Lennon from Off the Rails will present the season’s latest collections and discuss how to wear them.

The new autumn winter 2011 season at Brown Thomas Galway heralds the arrival of an exciting selection of hot new labels to the store. In womenswear, super cool London label Alice by Temperley fuses punchy prints with opulent fabrics to create collections that epitomise eclectic British style. Armani Jeans offers a range of styles and sizes, while the Barbour label oozes elegance and sophistication with heritage and lifestyle collections wholly inspired by Barbour’s military, equestrian, country, and biker past. The all American Juicy Couture is renowned for its covetable velour track pants and hooded top combos. Fans of the brand can now choose from a delectable selection of wear-anywhere pieces while Karl Donoghue focuses on luxury outerwear in the finest shearling, fur, and leather. Tailoring is important and a slim fit is achieved by Donoghues’s masterful understanding of how to play with his materials. Wool is sheared inside garments to give an elegant lightweight feel and matt leather has been styled very minimally with tucks and pleats providing the detail.

The women’s accessories department on the ground floor of Brown Thomas Galway is also celebrating the arrival of many exciting new labels, including Max Mara’s exclusive Margaux and Ginevra collections. Pauric by Pauric Sweeney’s new diffusion line offers beautifully hand-crafted Italian leather and canvas bags at excellent prices.

The Brown Thomas Galway’s menswear department is also offering a brilliant selection of new labels for the coming season, including Lacoste which is not only renowned around the world for its iconic crocodile motif Lacoste but also for revolutionizing men’s fashion by becoming a lifestyle brand which allies elegance and comfort. The autumn winter Lyle & Scott vintage provides fashion lead pieces for a confident, modern, consumer, while remaining true to the brand’s rich history. The range takes inspiration from rugged, outdoor, and preppy themes to create the ultimate winter wardrobe; a contemporary urban armour.

In the cosmetics hall at Brown Thomas Galway the beauty season will be in full swing this autumn, with a great selection of exciting new products on offer to Galway’s beauty junkies. MAC will be launching its Cindy Sherman inspired collection, while Chanel launches four luxurious new products, a new essential comfort cleanser, nine new professional brushes, and a coco focus body lotion and shower gel. Benefit’s Watt’s Up soft focus highlighter for the face will also be launched, and for all Christian Dior beauty lovers, the Dior skin Forever foundation range offers nine new shades, while the Dior Legendary red lipsticks range offers three exclusive new colours for the season. Also, throughout October, Brown Thomas Galway will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a number of special products on offer, with the proceeds from sales benefiting breast cancer charities. Clinique is bringing out a special edition breast cancer awareness repair wear laser focus wrinkle and UV damage corrector, while Estee Lauder’s new pure colour lipstick will be available in exclusive pink ribbon shades

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