Social Diary: The House of Peroni Welcomes Fashion Designer Jonathan Saunders

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The Dublin fashion set flocked to The House of Peroni on Friday, 13th July to warmly welcome internationally renowned Scottish fashion designer, Jonathan Saunders, to the residency at 130 – 133 St. Stephen’s Green, for an intimate fashion talk.

The talk was chaired by Irish-Italian stylist, Aisling Farinella, and delved into Jonathan’s career, his navigation of the fashion industry, and his role as head of the Creative Council for The House of Peroni’s fashion mentorship programme. Stacey Wall, the Irish fashion designer who has been chosen for The House of Peroni’s fashion mentorship programme, flew over from her base in London to meet Jonathan Saunders and introduce her collection to him in person.

Invited guests at the afternoon event included Irish fashion designers Helen Steele and Emma Manley, along with Jill Deering and Gillian Henderson from print studio Jill & Gill. Stylist Corina Gaffey also attended, alongside fashion editor Deirdre McQuillan and Costume boutique owner, Tracy Tucker.

Following the talk and Q&A session, guests enjoyed cicchetti bites from chef, Hugh Higgins, as they sipped on bottles of Peroni Piccola and Peroni Ambra, an aperitivo-style drink that combines Peroni Nastro Azzurro with the citrus flavours of the Italian chinotto fruit.

Pictured are Federico Riezzo and Louisa Jane Moran at a special talk by internationally renowned designer and Creative Council member, Jonathan Saunders, at The House of Peroni Dublin

Commenting on his role as a member of The House of Peroni’s Creative Council, Jonathan Saunders said:

“The fashion industry is a complex and crowded one to navigate through. With so many brands emerging, it’s critical that you are able to find your own voice, stick to your guns, and pursue your own point of view.Now it’s easier than ever to grow an international brand from your bedroom, as long as designers are able to articulate their own design vocabulary.

It’s exciting that the route to success is not as formulaic as it used to be. There are many ways to establish a brand and communicate and connect with your customer. As a member of The House of Peroni’s Creative Council, I look forward to working with my peers to help steer the eight emerging designers on the best course for their career.’