British luxury goods brand Dunhill presented its Fall Winter 2021 collection Compendium, a play between the homespun and urbane, of utility and formality, brought together with an easeful, almost slovenly sophistication.
The collection is a reflection on how we live now, together with a summation of Dunhill past, present and future.
For this collection, I wanted to focus on clothes rather than themes, on individual garments and accessories and what they stand for in their own right. This is something that seems more appropriate when a collection is looked at in detail rather than shown and seen at a distance. Last season was about stopping and assessing; it was about the rigour of process. This collection still has that, for one, there is an inquisitive exploration of the expertise of tailoring. But there is also the joyful immediacy of found objects as well as the domestic and homespun, personal and playful moments underpinned by the rigour of formality and utility.
– Creative Director, Mark Weston
Ideas of tradition, inheritance and continuity run throughout the collection, together with a certain iconoclasm in their treatment; it’s a very British dichotomy where symbols of class and creativity are brought together in insouciant style and worn with a don’t-give-a-damn attitude.