As part of the John Varvatos Fall Campaign with Hozier, the designer has released his latest in the JV on Tour series. First reported at the beginning of August when the campaign was released, the tour includes Hozier’s descriptions of some of his favourite parts of the city as seen through the lens of renowned photographer Barry McCall. The series is like having Hozier as your personal tour guide.
JV on Tour: Hozier’s Dublin
"If you're lucky enough to get it, The Morrison has a wonderful suite that overlooks the river just on the North side of the Liffey, opposite Temple Bar. Before ever getting a chance to stay here, I lived for a short time one street over on Ormand Quay while finishing the album in Dublin – a mere stagger away from The Workman's and Bison Bar across the river " -@Hozier ✌️💀☘ #JVonTour #Dublin | 📷 Barry McCall
"It's a great time for food and drink in Dublin right now. There's some very talented, hard working and creative chefs and restaurateurs at work here. I sustained myself on coffee from @FallonandByrne during the whole album process, they also boast fresh homemade lunch and dinner to take away or eat there (there's also a nice quiet wine bar downstairs.)" – @Hozier ✌️💀☘ #JVonTour #Dublin | 📷 Barry McCall
— John Varvatos (@johnvarvatos) September 20, 2016
"For myself and many of my generation who I spent some of my best years here with, we were more often than not diving into second hand shop racks when clothes needed to be bought. Simple, rustic and long lasting classics still seem to be at large across the city. Denim, flannel, faded wools. The odd leather jacket." – @Hozier #JVonTour #Dublin ✌️💀☘ | 📷 Barry McCall
"I'm not a man known for his gym enthusiasm, but I love a good swim. The Forty Foot, south of the city along the coast, is a place really worth visiting. The area provides gorgeous views of the coast, and is an historically and culturally significant part of Co. Dublin. Close by is a Martello Tower in which James Joyce lived for a time and subsequently wrote about in Ulysses (now preserved as a museum), as he did the Forty Foot itself. Any day of the year you can see locals jumping in religiously. They have my abundant respect and my very scarce company. Yes it's freezing, but it's glorious and you're in Ireland so in you go, good lad." -@Hozier ✌️💀☘ #JVonTour #Dublin | 📷 Barry McCall
"The Chocolate Factory on King's Inn street seems to be solidifying itself as a very important creative space for artists of all kinds. Its size allows for the likes of large crafting and even acrobatics. While you're in the city though – try to have a wander round the Douglas Hyde Gallery." – @Hozier ✌️💀☘ #JVonTour #Dublin | 📷 Barry McCall
"The Ruby Sessions is a very well curated evening once a month upstairs in Doyle's pub. The likes of Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons etc have all passed through their doors before making it big. It's a great place to see new emerging songwriter talent. Places like The Workmans, Whelans and The Grand Social are worth keeping an eye on for upcoming shows, always something interesting on the way. I spent many a fine night in Sweeney's before it changed hands. I'm sorry you missed it, too." – @Hozier ✌️💀☘ #JVonTour #Dublin | 📷 Barry McCall
"I've recorded the guts of all my material between Westland Row studios (great live room, we usually track drums here) and Exchequer studios (where we pretty much did everything else) on Exchequer street – it's a smaller space but one that's relaxing and ideal for spending a lot of time in." – @Hozier ✌️💀☘ #JVonTour #Dublin | 📷 Barry McCall | Link to jacket in bio
The edited version of JV on Tour is on the John Varvatos site.
John Varvatos posted additional photos after we published. Here they are:
Hozier Behind The Scenes
John Varvatos also recently released a few behind the scenes shots from the campaign.
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Featured images: John Varvatos