The new Sarah Swan Dublin collection celebrates all things wildly coastal himag June 2, 2018 Hi Fashion The wild Atlantic coastline, Clare in particular, is the inspiration behind the latest Sarah Swan Dublin scarves range, the Kilkee Collection. Nature’s beauty, the churning ocean and all its vivid colours, green algae, textured sand, gentle mist, free spirits and the lush countryside all come together in vibrant and beautiful imagery that gives a sense of place and purpose. Swimming haven, The Pollock Holes in Kilkee, is portrayed in all of its majestic natural beauty, conveying the mood of a unique shoreline often termed the eighth wonder of the world! Doonbeg beach and Castle Hotel, Georges Head and the Diamond Rocks are among the stunning local landmarks captured. The blue, green neutral colourways are calming and subtle, evoking the healing energy of the ocean, the meeting of sea and shore, and the tranquillity and power that the wild Atlantic coast simultaneously presents. Fashion meets art with all Sarah Swan Dublin creations, and this latest very Irish and authentic collection is again unique and spirited. The new creative and covetable collection of oversized cashmere modal scarves is available from leading fashion retailers, including Brown Thomas, Havana in Donnybrook in Dublin, and Emporium Kalu in Naas. Four of the seven strong collection are available in Brown Thomas, including Doonbeg Light, Kilkee Atlantic Coast, Kilkee Pollock Hole Reflections and Doonbeg Rogue Wave. Doonbeg May Mist, Kilkee Atlantic Waves, and Kilkee Pollock Hole Reflection complete the new design collection that celebrates Irish coastal life. Swan’s oversized printed scarves are ideal for travelling, as part of a capsule cruise-collection, and as a multi-seasonal style statement. Casually wrapped or tied elegantly with a belt, Sarah Swan scarves are an invaluable travel companion, providing warmth, comfort and elegance. Totally functional, they serve as a multi-purpose sarong, a stylish wrap, and an elegant accessory. The super-fine digitally-printed scarves are produced in Italy in limited-edition small quantities using 20 percent cashmere and 80 percent modal. The subtle colours and Irish coastal theme in Swan’s latest collection evoke the comfort and calm of home and belonging, the designer feels. “All of my designs are intended as an expression of individuality and this new collection reflects Ireland’s natural beauty and the stillness we can find in turbulence” Sarah Swan says. The designer, who has worked in London, Paris and Italy, featured in the Irish designers’ CREATE showcase in Brown Thomas last year. Her design mission, she says, is to create original and authentic luxury scarves that are both a joy to wear and ultimately practical. Sarah Swan trained as an interior designer and art historian, and her creative vision produces uniquely artistic fashion pieces that are also timeless, beautiful keepsakes. Sarah Swan Dublin scarves retail at €249 and are available from leading fashion retailers, with detail on her websites, sarahswandublin.com or sarahswandublin.squarespace.com.