Thursday 23 March 2017

Exclusive: First look at Paul Galvin's 'Born Mad' fashion range with Dunnes Stores

Some of the outfits that will be available in the latest Paul Galvin range of clothing.
Some of the outfits that will be available in the latest Paul Galvin range of clothing.
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Bairbre Power

Footballer turned fashionista, former Kerry GAA star Paul Galvin, launches his latest menswear collection for Dunnes Stores today - with a nod to Nobel Prize-winner, Samuel Beckett.

"My third collection is again rooted in storytelling," said Paul. "This season, the line 'we are all born mad, some remain so' - from Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting For Godot' - provided the inspiration for the story."

Some of the outfits that will be available in the latest Paul Galvin range of clothing
Some of the outfits that will be available in the latest Paul Galvin range of clothing

It is a eulogy to Beckett, whose own personal style informs the range. There's a herringbone tweed blazer (€90) and lightweight stretch polo necks (€25) in grey and tan, to be worn under crew neck jumpers and shirts.

"The statement piece is the oatmeal Aran jumper. Made in Monasterevin, Co Kildare, this rib necked Aran is a play on a rib necked polo neck jumper worn by the playwright himself," added Paul.

The €60 Aran is made by a small family business and Paul says he feels strongly about production in Ireland, explaining: "It is local and adds to the story."

Key pieces in the range include a €70 deconstructed bomber jacket, which is from the early drops into store that also include a €50 denim over-shirt and a €45 collarless tartan shirt.

Some of the outfits that will be available in the latest Paul Galvin range of clothing
Some of the outfits that will be available in the latest Paul Galvin range of clothing

The €150 check overcoat and €70 brown leather boots arrive into store and online in October.

Paul's attention piqued when he read the 'madness' line spoken by Estragon in Godot, saying: "I found the quote interesting. It is not a commentary on myself."

Irish Independent

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