Paul Galvin’s new collection for Dunnes Stores is pitch perfect
Stylefile: Unique jewellery boutique opens in Dublin and Liv Monaghan’s scarves hit the right notes
Paul Galvin’s newest collection for Dunnes Stores, which takes its cue from the popular Netflix series Peaky Blinders, includes this Aran knit for €35
Paul Galvin and Dunnes collaborate for fifth time
Kerry superstar Gaelic footballer Paul Galvin is showing he can cut it in fashion as much as on the pitch with his latest collection for Dunnes Stores.
He’ s right on target, for instance with this Aran knit, above, (a garment so much in news at the moment), in 100 per cent merino and made in Monasterevin, Co Kildare, and a snitch at €35.
The collection, his fifth for the store, is called Shelby and takes its cue from the popular Netflix series Peaky Blinders set in 1920s Birmingham. The key accessory being a baker boy hat (seen everywhere recently in London) along with grey tweed effect three-piece suits, burgundy braces, pocket watch and overcoat.
The collection also includes lumber, bomber and donkey jackets and a gold-buttoned military-style overcoat.
A fourth-generation Dublin barber Sam Donnelly features in the Shelby campaign shoot. Find the collection in select Dunnes Stores and online at www.dunnesstores.com/cdn/paul-galvin/
New jewellery boutique offers unusual gems
The Collective is a new and alluring little jewellery boutique on Drury Street, Dublin. It was founded by Madeleine Blaine who has been making jewellery for nearly two decades having perfected her craft in Mexico with her late Mexican husband with whom she founded their label Gallardo & Blaine.
Blaine has assembled a number of Irish jewellery designers along with her own work, a mix offering everything from unusual cufflinks and engagement rings to pendants, necklaces and bracelets most at affordable prices.
Pieces that catch the eye include colourful lantern earrings made from upcycled green plastic by Aidan Smyth for €35, silver and gold bumblebee pendants, €60, by Gallardo & Blaine, innovative anodised aluminium cufflinks for €150 by Filip Vanas, along with a silver ring called Cosmic Boulevard with a tiny star attachment by Sinead Murphy for €125.
The Collective nestles in the basement of 24 Drury Street, Dublin. thecollectivedublin.ie
Liv Monaghan scarf collection hits the right notes
Paris-based Irish chanteuse Liv Monaghan, founder of Alto Figaro, an independent fashion company reworking vintage finds, has released her first collection of illustrated silk scarves.
It’s a collaboration between her and the artist/designer Karen Comerford responsible for Monaghan’s album covers for her band, Bird and Bass.
Designed in Florence, inspired by Paris and song, and produced in England, the collection of unisex scarves includes pocket squares, large squares and a long opera scarf.
They feature lyrics and images from Monaghan’s songs. Crafted from 100 per cent silk crepe, prices are from €30-€78. Find them on etsy.com/shop/altofigaro
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