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Griffin Spring/Summer 11 Collection: Inspiration & Colour range

The spring/summer 11 collection looks back to 1985 and the Katherine Hamnett era of baggy, oversized silhouettes and plenty of military detailing as a major source of inspiration for this season’s collection. Whilst we continue our delve into the Griffin archive to reference our classic, heritage garments like the Dartmouth and Imber jackets, we have experiemented with new technologies and dyeing techniques to create fresh and innovative detailing. The mixing of bold and oversized features, laser cut welts and bonded faux leather seams has resulted in a performance meets fashion hybrid.

The colour palette is a mix of high contrast in black and white alongside a tonal DPM range of military green and sand, complimented with an electric blue as a highlight. Desert Finnish DPM returns as the dominant camouflage with Swedish camouflage featured in a couple of pant and short styles as well. Working closely with our Italian dye factory we have created a spray paint effect across a number of styles to give a worn, plastic look to the natural fabrics. The sprayed dye colours only the outer shell, leaving areas such as undersides of pocket flaps and cuffs undyed. The effect subtly draws together the two contrasting base fabrics which include a mix of rich cottons and luxurious silks through to 3 layer technical waterproofs.

Running alongside the dramatic sihouettes of spring/summer 11 is our integration of locally sourced high-quality materials and new technology, making this collection more functional and relevent to today’s lifestyle than ever before whilst aspring towards a sustainable future.

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