Dive into the features you want to see

Abortion alcohol alcohol free america Art artist spotlight awards beer Belfast best best looking Best New Music booze Brexit British Cannabis cbd Cheese chocolate Christmas climate change closure Coffee collaboration College Green Comedy cooking counter culture counterculture Cover Story Covid Culture DC Films Derelict Ireland Direct Provision Drink drug Drugs Dublin Dublin City Council Dublin International Film Festival easter Entertainment Environment equality Fashion feature feminism Festival Film First Listen Food gaeilge Gaming General News gift gifts Gigs Graphic Design guinness harm reduction Harry Styles healthcare Heaters Heatwave heist Hennessy Homelessness Housing HSE ice cream Identity instagram Interview introduction to ireland Irish Irish coffee Irish News irishmade justice Justice League Kanye West launch Leonardo DiCaprio LGBTQ+ List Lists Literature Living Hell Lockdown Index Made by District Made in Ireland magdalene laundries meme Mental Health menu merch metoo Michelin mural Music narolane new menu New Music News nightclub nom non-binary nphet One of everything Openers opening openings Opinion Pairing pancakes Photography Pints Podcasts Politics pop up pop ups potatoes Premiere presents Pride queer Ray Fisher reservations Restaurants restrictions rugby Science Shebeen Shite Talk shitetalk signature dish Skateboarding small batch Social Media soup Space Subset sustainability tacos Taxis Technology Television The Big Grill theatre Thumbstopper tiktok To Be Irish Top 10 Tracks Top Ten Tracks Traffic Trans rights Transport Travellers trends TV Ukraine Ultimate Food Guide vegan Visual Art vodka Weed where to eat whiskey wine Women's rights Workman's youtube
Art and Design / July 12, 2021

Photographer and DJ Aidan Kelly launches a Dublin-centric clothing collab

@aidankelly
Art and Design / July 12, 2021

Photographer and DJ Aidan Kelly launches a Dublin-centric clothing collab

Words: Emily Mullen

Fresh Cuts X Aidan Kelly

Irish Photographer and DJ Aidan Kelly has launched a capsule collection with Fresh Cuts. The range focuses on capturing the spirit of Dublin City, through photography and digitised handwriting. The limited-edition collection called This Place is made up of five items, including unisex tees and jumpers.

Known for his double exposure street photography, Kelly weaves handwritten ideas into his work that extends the narrative and atmosphere to the image.

Drawing from his archives, Kelly says that through the collection he wishes to “sum up the changes over the last twenty years or even more, of both Dublin’s life and my own, in the process of getting older, feeling dislocated sometimes, I personalised the city as men or ships or rivers and imagined a woman who coincidentally didn’t love or want to talk to me anymore. Not unlike say a government representative that cares only for your concern if it’s election season.”

Lorna, a designer with Fresh Cuts who are producing the collection, said that choosing Kelly for the collaboration was an easy decision, “Aidan seemed to us to be the perfect match and natural partner to launch this new line of direction. His images and love for Dublin city sit right with us in Fresh Cuts. As a customer of the store, we had built up a friendship with him that brought the collaboration about. We are delighted to have joined forces to create a Dublin City Streets collection that showcases his work and the beauty of Dublin.”

The limited-edition collection is available in Fresh Cuts store at Dublin 2’s 13 Castle Market and on their website.

Elsewhere on District: For Those I Love returns to Tolka Park in video for ‘To Have You’