The Winter 2019 ready-to-wear collection projects a powerful persona, evolving our signature contrast of strength and softness while looking to the past, present and future. Uniting Northern Soul references, fluidity, utility and upcycling, it is a collection designed to empower men and women to look and feel their best.
The palette is a rich combination of classic biscuit-brown, black and grey, and jewel-toned hues like bottle green and burgundy. Pops of vivid blue, pink, yellow, coppery sienna and multicoloured moments add splashes of bright colour.
Key accessories include cylinder bags with perforated logos, created in oversized and mini shapes. Anchoring the collection are platform crepe-sole boots, created in skinny knee-high silhouettes. A boot for both men and women has been created with iconic British brand Hunter, and it may be one of the most sustainable rubber boots ever made. It is set on sculptural natural rubber soles and fitted with Yulex sock inserts—a plant-based alternative to neoprene.
Twisted and wrapped adornments by celebrated artist Sheila Hicks have been created using Indigenous weaving techniques, worn like badges of honour for valour and bravery. These adornments act as wearable works of art.
Linking to the rainforest conservation surrounding the show, sustainable viscose sourced from certified forests is used throughout, as well as organic cotton and Eco-canvas.