Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dunhill - Spring 2011 - Review

Kim Jones has injected energy into the storied Dunhill house for spring 2011. Mr. Jones does an excellent job of exploiting the house's incredible design heritage in the formalwear, while still managing to bring a youthful edge to the sportswear. Everything that walked the runway was beautiful, brilliant, and above all, wearable. Conceived in a palette of almost entirely cream, khaki, blue and grey, this collection seems fit for a cloudy day in London.

The dresswear is mostly slender suits and jackets, a handful of which were double-breasted with only two buttons. This look appears almost high-waisted, but did not shorten the silhouette, much to my enjoyment. Definitely a piece I would consider investing in for spring. The sportswear is equally fitted and made up of mostly chic cardigans, above-the-knee shorts, and great outerwear, most of which would transition smoothly into fall.

My favorite pieces included a navy button-up rain jacket with brown inserts, a baby blue hidden-button cashmere cardigan, a grey two button blazer, and a cream trench with navy lining. Each of these pieces are modern takes on basics every man should have in his wardrobe.

Everything from the clothes, to the bags, to the incredible shoes with contrasting soles and neon laces were spectacular. Without a doubt one of my favorite collections of this season.

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