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June 22, 2017

As a young boy, Don O’Neill was always inspired by the lights sparkling on the ocean at his family home in Ireland. For the past eight years at Theia, he has been designing dresses that sparkle as such, this season as an ode to New York lights. “One night I’m on my way home in a cab. It was a rainy night and I was looking at the way the lights of traffic were sparkling….It reminded me a bit of the urban sparkle,” O’Neill recounted. From this idea, he created a fun “city lights” black-and-white print on a modern off-the-shoulder, high-low gown. O’Neill also reinterpreted this print into embellishments à la paillette “grapes” and 3-D embroidered flowers. “It’s still the whole idea of doing sparkle, but this is a very different way of doing it,” he spoke of the 3-D embellished gowns. With a range of dresses from black and white to hot red and pink and a nice selection in softer blues and pinks, O’Neill offered a modern selection to make his customer shine.

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Feb. 23, 2017 WWD

Creative director Don O’Neill’s latest Theia collection considered two important factors: retail performance and the current political climate. He homed in on evening silhouettes, which have performed well for the brand, adding pearls as the “new embroidery” in Theia’s universe of shine and sparkle.

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Dec. 16, 2016 WWD

Don O’Neill’s pre-fall mood board featured the work of Dutch artist Albert Koetsier, known for his X-ray photography of flowers, animals and sea shells. Koetsier’s photographs worked their way into Theia’s cocktail and eveningwear in subtle ways — a few looks featured an X-ray-inspired tulip print, and one slinky sleeveless column gown, cut to the mid-calf, was decorated with contrasting lace embroidery to mimic the transparency and dimension of an X-ray.

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Oct. 25, 2016

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Sept. 22, 2016 WWD

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July 14, 2016 Instyle.com

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July 4th, 2016 Social Life Magazine

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June/July Siempre Mujer

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