Dublin-born designer Zoe Jordan opened London Fashion Week last Friday with a collection that showed how much her work has evolved. ‘Foundations’ was Jordan’s fifth collection, and although her signature ‘boyish elegance’ offered a very fresh, very grown up opening to one of the major weeks in the fashion industry.
‘My autumn/winter 2013 collection is inspired by Italian renaissance architecture, specially the Duomo in Florence. Juxtaposed with this opulence, I have also been looking at stark, minimalist, monochrome interiors. I studied architecture, so it has always been a strong influence in my work’ – Zoe Jordan
This intrepid spirit reminds us of The Wild Geese, who journeyed far and wide in their pursuit of freedom for everyone. The fusion of this spirit with her design skills has resulted in the creation of something very special by Jordan. Something very Untamed.
Jordan’s designs really started to garner interest in Ireland back in 2008, where she debuted her label Irwin & Jordan. She also hosted a pop-up shop un Dublin’s Brown Thomas department store in March 2011 – the ‘House of Irish design’ and a great place to start young clothing labels – where people really started to understand the philosophy behind her designs: a love not just of tailoring and fine cuts, which she still channels in her work today.
Like The Wild Geese, Jordan has left Ireland bringing her talent to people all over the world. She still draws on that intrepid spirit, which is evident in her latest collection.
Take a look at some of Zoe’s designs on her website: