AS THE finale for the series of studio collections presented by dunhill‘s in-house design team comes to a close, the SS24 collection is a striking showcase ahead of Simon Holloway’s AW24 debut as Creative Director next February.
Embodying a British sensibility, this season fulfils the true essence of luxury and the impressive legacy of the House’s craftsmanship. Revelling in a balanced and delicate colour palette, the tone unveils a central motif of materiality as soft suede, leather and cashmere are brought to the horizon.
Showcased in evening-wear and traditional tailoring clothes, this extended colourway consists of velvety hues, neutrals and rich earth tones that seamlessly blend into classic British navys, blacks and English patterns.
Four unique editions of the classic blazer are on display this season with variations such as a double-breasted item, a pique jersey number, suede, and a fine midnight wool barathea evening jacket. Each of which follows through the collection’s narrative, as we witness a celebration of refined dressing that binds a dubious formality with off-duty relaxation.
A dunhill icon, the Car Coat, also joins the renditions list as it now arrives as a reversible garment, built from a double navy, puppy tooth worsted wool. With an extended length, the second version is shown in a water-resistant, compact wool in a deep shade of vicuña.
A sartorial craftsmanship runs throughout the collection, guided by an understanding of designing a bespoke suit. A number of key details inform us of dunhill’s masterful construction and intricate stitch-work.
Beautiful neckwear and soft accessories tie up the collection as they’re paired with 1893 Harness leather goods that have evolved from previous iterations, while new season footwear features the Audley Penny Loafer, AD Cipher slipper and Duke II sneaker.
by Alicia Tomkinson