FashionBeans x Hunter Original: AW15 Collection
FashionBeans x Hunter Original
Included in a 2-part series, we provide you with exclusive use of Hunter Originals fall/winter 2015 showcase.
Within this instalment, we explore the wealthy bank of references that inspired the British brands long awaited collection.
A derelict, South London warehouse full of man-made cascades. Hardly the standard option for a heritage label happening 160 years but, on the other hand, Hunter Original British brand Hunters more youth-focused, dynamic arm is far from conventional.
Born of the need to bring an exciting-new, current relevance towards the label, Hunter Original, helmed by Creative Director Alasdhair Willis, debuted its mixture of masterful craftsmanship and contemporary styling for fall/winter 2014. Annually on, and it is marching full steam and boot-clad ahead.
Its no mean task, fusing a brands legacy well over a century by having an ultra-modern freshness. But Willis pays towards the fact, getting addressed the problem within this fall/winter 2015 collection that, in the aesthetic, mapped an outing in the city towards the bracing wilds from the Scottish Highlands, labels birthplace.
Urban & Organic
So, just what did that appear to be like?
A clever group of winter-ready outside put on inside a colour pattern that required its cues from Scotlands rugged landscape. There is a zippered quilted jacket and pants combination inside a shade of old red sandstone which was stitched to imitate the very best type of the brands legendary adjustable Wellington boots.
Subtle yet ingeniously effective, this motif was transported through the collections quilted pieces with what was a workout in exemplary branding, which lots of Hunters competitors could study from:
Elsewhere, there have been references towards the legions of lichens since the gemstones from the Highlands the same shape as a number of printed outerwear, together with a puffer jacket having a dramatic funnel neck in tonal gray, a copper and charcoal topcoat, in addition to a significant hooded and lower-filled poncho.
Mossy textures were also key, with shaggy faux fur in rustic colours punctuating throughout, either the same shape as a shawl tightly wound round the neck, a fern eco-friendly overcoat, or even the arms of the attention-grabbing patchwork lower coat that appeared as if a geological mix section from the geography textbook.
This same stratified effect was transported right through to chunky intarsia knitwear, framing the collections reference (natural landscape) in as modern and graphic a means as you possibly can.
Around the more urban finish from the spectrum were a little number of stand-out outerwear pieces: an exciting-black, multi-pocketed overcoat featuring leather panels, a funnel-necked, lower-filled coat within an abstract floral-come-geographical pattern, along with a hybrid overcoat that incorporated a navy quilted top and black made of woll bottom an appropriate illustration of hybridity, something Willis stated he was keen to place across to exhibit that fusion of city and country in the collections core.
In keeping with form, a few of the labels most eye-catching innovation was found in footwear. Together with year interpretations from the famous original Hunter Wellington, there have been rubber Chelsea boots, and monk-strap footwear with contrast colour uppers in pink and slate gray, in addition to contrast fabric uppers for the reason that same unmanageable faux fur.
Most likely not the very best for trudging through waterlogged fields, however a unique undertake certainly one of menswears most preferred footwear silhouettes of latest years, and potentially a brand new hero shoe for that brand.
The Hunter Original obvious poncho less than in the icon status of their boot, but already commonplace for that brand using its signature moustache detailing featured heavily within the finale, with every model sporting one over their look.
Thoroughly modern with a nod to tradition, Hunter Originals latest collection is brimming with functional pieces that refuse to skimp on style. Well be wearing it whatever the weather.
Stay tuned for part two of the FashionBeans x Hunter Original series to get exclusive behind the scenes access to this groundbreaking show.
For now, see more at hunterboots.com.