British luxury brand dunhill presented Spring Summer 2021 menswear collection that celebrates timelessness, craft and tradition of British tailoring. Creative Director Mark Weston was experimenting with construction and deconstruction, the traditional codes and materials of men’s tailoring.
This collection is not simply about deconstruction, but construction. It’s about the joy of making clothes and the emotional investment in them. These things felt particularly resonant at this time. Fundamentally, there is a notion of utility and elegance – it’s almost a new view of ‘workwear’. There’s an evolution of ‘high Eighties’ style in the collection, culminating at today. There is a fusing of ‘New Romanticism’ with relaxed Japanese and Italian tailoring, together with our long-held and timeless traditions of British tailoring. There is an overall sense of culmination; a reflection of the many things we have invested in the collections at dunhill – of dunhill past, present and future.
– Creative Director, Mark Weston
Inspired by Richard Roger’s architecture, the collection exposes and celebrates the secrets of traditional construction, with their utility becoming a new form of elegance, the inside shown on the outside. The recontextualising of fabrics and formal techniques is a testament to the skills of the dunhill tailoring workshop at Bourdon House and the foundations of dunhill.
A stratification of history is presented through the motif of layering in the collection, where fluidity and construction meet with precision.
Creative Director: Mark Weston
Creative Consultant & Stylist: Elliott Smedley
Film Director: Max Luz
Soundtrack: Moses Boyd
Casting: Leila Ananna
Make Up: Wendy Rowe
Hair: Matt Mulhall