Modern Heritage (Dunhill)

Paris…In his second season as Creative Director for Dunhill, Kim Jones continued his march towards modernizing the house’s amazing and timeless heritage. For S/S 10, he decided to give a contemporary update to the traditional tailoring for which the brand was known when one of its most loyal customers, the Duke of Windsor, was requesting backless waistcoats from them (which were, indeed, presented in the show). The icy grey and navy color palette really helped give a sophisticated edge to the slightly slim silhouettes. According to the show notes, some of the suiting fabrics were made up in Camdeboo, a kind of technical version of mohair. Talk about sending the suit to the future! The two-toned Panama hats looked right at home with slim-cut, short-sleeved patterned shirts and lightweight summer cardigans paired with tailored linen shorts. An interesting dimension was created from underpinning a grey suit with a pin dot tie and polka dot shirt, all in various tones of the same color. Obviously due to being known first and foremost for its accessories, Dunhill made sure to dazzle with the warm weather hats, cuff links, sterling silver briefcases, supple leather carry-on bags, and classic brouges in updated materials.


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