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“A Parallel Of Old And New”
Autumn Winter 2020 Ready-To-Wear
It is time to take a first look at our brand new Autumn Winter 2020 ready-to-wear collection ‘A Parallel of Old and New’.
Our inspiration for the season is the work of painter Lee Krasner, a key figure in American art, whose energetic work reflected the spirit of possibility in post-war New York. She was a pioneer of abstract expressionism, working in a manner that encompassed classical structure, baroque, open form, bright colours and monochrome.
Refusing to adopt a singular recognisable style, Krasner instead embraced change, differentiating her from other contemporary abstract expressionists. This lack of a formal stylistic constraint ensured her work remained textural, organic and rhythmic. As Krasner herself commented ‘I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point.’
Her work is reflected in our employment of natural, tactile fabrics in order to create a timeless look with longevity and utility at its core. Working with mills and factories to source innovative fabrics with sustainability in mind, there is a parallel between the old and the new; traditional cloths and design silhouettes are imbued with modern, inventive touches. Classic hues are interwoven with pops, bitter tones uplift a more homely comforting palette, whilst neutral unfussed greys allow the details to ‘speak’.