A collection of sweet honey costumes inspired by the Irish countryside has been unveiled by the charity Sweet Honey.
It’s the latest in a string of creative creations by the organisation which was established by its founder, Mervyn Larkin.
Speaking to The Irish Sun, Murchie said he hopes to get the designs out into the public domain soon.
“We’ve been trying to get them out there, and we think they’re very unique and really nice looking, so it’s good to get some of that out,” he said.
“They are very simple but they do really have that sweet honey quality to them.”
The collection has a range of designs from vintage to contemporary, from a cotton-clad sweet-gummed china maid to a medieval gown with the face of a young Mary Queen of Scots.
The collection also features a variety of items made with organic materials, including handmade bags, handmade sweaters, and handmade clothing.
“Some of the clothes are made out of organic material, some of them are handmade, some are just hand-made,” he explained.
“There’s lots of stuff we’ve got in there that we’re trying to put out there and bring out to the world and people can just pick it up and use them as they see fit.”
The fashion designers have created a range, including a collection of the sweetest sweaters you could ever want, to celebrate the season.
“It’s really about using the season to bring out the best of ourselves,” he added.
“I think that’s what people want, you know, we’re really trying to celebrate ourselves.”
Murchie has a long history in the fashion world and his work can be seen in such collections as this collection, which was inspired by his time working at the local clothing factory.
“When I started it was about working as a factory assistant, it was a very hard job, but it taught me how to be creative and how to take care of myself,” he says.
“The sweaters were something that I had to get myself to do, so I got a job in the factory as a sweater maker, which is really interesting.”
One day I was cleaning the machine, I was putting the clothes into the machine and I just got my hands on a little bag of wool and I thought, ‘What am I going to wear to work today?’
“I just went back to my workshop and got some sweaters and went back there and made them.”
These are my sweaters.
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