Fashion house DUNHILL presented their Spring Summer 2023 Menswear Collection that explores reliability as a luxury through the brand’s codes such as modularity, functionality, and quality. The In Movement collection plays with tension between traditional and contemporary, innovation and refinement, craftsmanship and function, and confidence and luxury. Designer Mark Weston examines masculinity and it’s evolution through the lens of yesterday’s knowledge. Formal tailoring is disrupted, loosened, separated, and classic silhouettes are made from hyper lightweight, innovative materials. The color palette for SS23 is muted and simultaneously decadent.
Tailoring gives purpose – a desire to meet combined with a sense of taste and presentation. Ceremony. It’s fundamental and primal. We want to feel attractive and be attracted to others This season there is an intimacy to the collection, an acknowledgement of how our clients want to 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 and nuances which discreetly show our individuality. – Mark Weston, dunhill Creative Director.
Film Director Will Dohrn captured the video featuring models Anders Hayward, Andrew Westermann, Cherif Douamba, Jeremy Young, Louis Hart, Nicholas Murray, Ottawa Kwami, Simon Martyn, Tancrede Scalabre, Wang Xiangguo. In charge of photography was Jack Day, with creative production from Gainsbury & Whiting, and casting direction by Angus Munro. Beauty is work of hair stylist Matt Mulhall, makeup artist Petros Petrohilos, and manicurist Liga Tukmane. BTS photography by Rob Wiley, music by Nils Frahm.
“Inspired by a dunhill archive piece, this season’s Umbrella Coat – a heavyweight full waterproofing experimentation from the 1900s – is recut in an ultralightweight treated wool silk, which has both water – and crease-resistant properties. More than simply technique, there is symbolism here. Inspired by the past yet designed to be lived with – and in – today. Boxier shapes in structured leather allow the wearer to move and breathe. Lightweight silk merino knits are layered under leather utility jackets, car coats and sharply cut bomber shapes. All staples of the dunhill wardrobe since the birth of the House.” – from Dunhill