Make a Colourful Splash This Spring with the New Spring Summer Collection from Lisboa Boutique, Cork

Make a Colourful Splash This Spring with the New Spring Summer Collection from Lisboa Boutique, Cork

17 February 2009

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, in recessionary times, there is an increase in vivid colours sweetening the fashion mood and brightening all of our wardrobes. Fashion, like downturns, comes in cycles and this season the look at Lisboa Boutique, Cork,encompasses a range of bright colours such as hot pink, acid orange and canary yellow from Spanish label Hoss, Tara Jarmon and By Malene Birger. These are mixed with neutral palettes, pretty prints and details such as beads and bows which are a big trend in the new collection at this boutique in the heart of Cork which prides itself on carrying pieces that are "classic with a twist".

The new collection emphasises timelessness, rather than the frivolity of previous boom-time trends. Pieces are more classic, perhaps even conservative, ethically produced, and can be mixed and matched in order to create a variety of looks.  Marie Harty of Lisboa Boutique says of the collection: "Even though we are in a downturn, people are certainly still shopping. They are coming into the boutique and really looking at what the Spring/Summer collection is made up of. They are taking their time and considering their purchase rather than the impulse buying that may have happened last year. People are buying key pieces that they can wear again and again, and which they can mix with their current wardrobe."

In terms of key pieces, Lisboa Boutique has a wonderful collection of Macs which make excellent investments. Prints by Hoss are proving very popular as are light jackets from By Malene Birger and Tara Jarmon which feature bows as signature twists setting the owner apart from their high street counterparts. Jackets by Barbour are also proving to be much coveted as practical fashion with a twist. For a casual daytime look, Karen Cole, a New Zealand brand utilises cotton stretch cardis and cosy separates which are stylish, cosy and fabulous.  Wide flare jeans from Seven will also prove indispensable over the next few months..

Those looking to dress up are also catered for at this stylish boutique, with gowns from Australian designer Nicolangela and pieces from Irish Designer Aideen Bodkin, who focuses on quality, detail, colour and fabric creating a beautiful, tailored look that certainly has the "wow" factor. Add a selection of shoes from Unisa, bags from Francesco Biasia and head pieces from Canadian Brand Opelie, and you have a one stop boutique for those who love fashion. This is a Boutique where the owner, Marie, strives to find customers clothes that are different, in a world where mass production and disposable fashion have become commonplace.  For those who wish to bring some colour to their lives and put their best foot forward then a visit to see the Spring/Summer Collection is a must.

The Spring/Summer Collection is now arriving in Lisboa Boutique, 39, Maylor St., Cork. Every week a limited number of colourful new pieces will be added to the collection. For more information on any of the labels please call (021)4270032.