The need Far a sense of place, on understcmdi ng of who we are in the world, is acutely felt today. As the pillars we rely on - socially, physically and emotionally - shift, reliability becomes luxury.
Far SS23, dunhill unpacks this conversation, in relation to who we are as. a House. Recognisable and modular, celebrating detail, craft and functionality through quality, the offer is one of timeless taste.
Looking bock at the storied heritage of the Hause - tailoring, function, innovation - Mark Weston, Creative Director, presents a wardrobe that elevates the tension between classicism, simplicity, and contemporaneity.
"Tailoring gives purpose - a desire to meet combined with a sense of taste and presentation. Ceremony. It's fundamental and primal. We wont- ta feel attractive ond be aHraded to others''.
"This season there is an intimacy ta the collection, an acknowledgement of how our clients want ta look, and feel. Men are seen as having a uniform, knowing what looks good and repeating. While tailoring is the classic example of this, under examination there are many codes ond nuances which discreetly show our individuality".
Mark Weston, dunhill Creative Director
An examination of masculinity and its evolution in relation ta the erudite Englishness dunhill is known Far, runs through this collection. There has always been a knowing confidence ta the dunhill character - they obsess today's evolution through the lens of yesterday's knowledge.
Formal tailoring, that has previously been seen as restrictive, is disrupted, loosened, separated. Classic silhouettes are evolved in hyperightweight, innovative materials. Movement and fluidity are key.
Inspired by a dunhill archive piece, this season's Umbrella Coat- a heavyweight-full waterproofing experimentation from the t900s - is recut in an ultralightweight treated wool silk, which has both water - and crease-resistant properties. Mare than simply technique, there is symbolism here. Inspired by the past-yet designed ta be lived with - and in - today.
Boxier shapes in structured leather allow the wearer ta move and breathe. Lightweight silk merino knits are layered under leather utility jackets-, car coats and s-harply cut bomber shapes. All staples of the dunhill wardrobe since the birth of the House:.
Weston's palette for SS23 is muted and simultaneously decadent. Light greys merge into off-white, shot through with golden ochre and off-dyed lilac. Blacks, browns and tan, inspired by aspirational car interiors, offer a feeling of sensuality. Beige, sand and summer camel tones are reminiscent of languid summer days.
Further research into dunhill's heritage inspires a new leather good shape - introducing the t893 Harness.
A multi-stropped, multi-i..lse tote in full-groin, supple leather, the capacious t893 Harness is inspired by dunhill's nistory in making leather goods for hors.e drawn carriages. Beautifully crafted, with elegant hardware and an elevated, utilitarian feel, the SS23 silhouette launches a new Hause family.
This season the codes are clear. The tension between traditional and contemporary. Innovation and refinement. Craftsmansnip and function. Confidence and luxury.