The Central Dairy, Stephen Street, Dublin 2 is the new resting place for Lennon Courtney.
To celebrate the history of this wonderful 18th century building, its stories and the
opening of our new live studio we commissioned this little short documentary,
be sure to pop in and explore our lovely new space.

 

 

Lennon Courtney

‘We want our customers to open their wardrobes and see loyal friends and hard working pieces relevant to them. This is the wardrobe of a woman who is smart, stylish and doesn’t like to get caught in a trend-rush, she does however, want to look current and confident. We have created a collection of key pieces that can enhance and provide the foundation of a fully functional and elegant wardrobe.’

 

Developed by two of Ireland’s leading fashion stylists and style commentators — Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney — Lennon Courtney is a range of accessible and elegant wardrobe staples. The collection is designed to flatter and become part of our customers core wardrobe — great for work and great for play.

 

 
 

 
 

The Designers

Together Sonya and Brendan have 35 years experience in the fashion industry, widely regarded for their unique personal style their first collaboration is distinctive yet understated. Irish designed it includes a full knitwear range produced by leading craft-makers and producers in Dublin. Their designs are informed by a shared philosophy that focuses on developing clothes and styles that are uniquely tailored to the shape of modern women. Collections and key pieces are based on an analysis of body shape and lifestyle needs each season.

Sonya Lennon

Sonya Lennon has over two decades experience in the fashion industry as a stylist, fashion producer and designer with formal training in pattern cutting in The National Collage of Art and Design.

In 2010, Sonya conceived The Dais Project to give an international platform to Irish Fashion designers through the medium of Fashion Film. Dais I and II were selected for La Jolla Fashion Film Festival in LA, alongside work by Bruce Weber, Karl Lagerfeld and Rankin. 2010 also saw Sonya launch the first Irish office of worldwide not-for-profit initiative Dress for Success, which helps women in need gain and retain employment with an offer of suiting for interview and continued training and education to progress their careers. She was awarded The Arthur Guinness Fund Award for her initiative. Sonya hopes to develop a national grid of Dress for Success offices within the next ten years.

Sonya currently sits on the Board of the Crafts Council of Ireland.

Brendan Courtney

Brendan Courtney has a strong heritage in design and has immersed himself in fashion throughout the last decade. A renowned stylist, designer and broadcaster, he was responsible for the return of the BBC’s The Clothes Show, which he produced and presented for 3 seasons. He continues to host The Clothes Show Live.

Brendan returned to London’s Central St Martins College of Fashion where he studied art direction, fashion illustration, fashion design and pattern cutting. He designed his first dress when he was just 12 years old.

This year Brendan created the international design competition Who Wants to be a Milliner, along side Philip Treacy. The competition celebrates and promotes the best of British and Irish design.

Together he and Sonya currently host and style RTE1’s fashion flag ship television Show Off The Rails which is now in its 8th season, they have written two best selling books on style, and are the trusted voice of fashion in Ireland.

 

 

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