Paula Marron Cashmere Sweaters

” SS18 is all about a new spin on age-old crafts. We celebrate the perfectionism and perseverance of LOCAL DESIGNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS who are WEAVING A SPELL. First up, meet PAULA MARRON …

With her label Castanea, Marron has given luxurious cashmere separates a thoroughly modern makeover.

HER BACKGROUND: After studying fashion at NCAD I interned at Ralph Lauren in London. When I came home I worked with the designer Rachel Mackay, who has since passed away, and then at Sphere One with Lucy Downes, where I stayed for ten years.

THE APPEAL OF CASHMERE: I’m very tactile and love working with my hands. Most of my degree collection was knitted, some by hand but mostly by machine. Cashmere is so soft and luxurious; it’s the Rolls Royce of yarn.