Building upon its House name, encouraging pause, creative director Richard Jarman is reinterpreting the sentiment, willing us to roll with the proverbial punches, and rid ourselves of inhibitions when exploring. With international travel on pause, AW21 pays homage to the Australian landscape and the prospect of local travel serving as a source of inspiration.
“This collection is all about a slower pace and the freedom of exploring with time on your side” shares Jarman. “Since being grounded here in Australia I’ve had a lot more time to explore my own backyard, and I’m feeling more inspired than ever.”
Classic codes of flowing hemlines, oversized shirting, ample linen separates, hand painted prints, oversized wool ponchos, and textured fabrics feature throughout the collection. Relaxed, breezy, button up shirting is paired with harem-style pants, while collared pullovers are styled together with wide leg linen trousers. A continuation of signature silhouettes, reimagined for the season.
Prints this season take form as vintage-inspired jacquards, featured on silk and linens, hand-painted sailing scenes appear in rich blues and warm tans evoking a seaside-like scape, alongside hand painted striping, serving as the foundation for the collection.
In the campaign, lensed by James Giles in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia, models are shot against the backdrop of serene beaches and burnt-orange cliffs near the pearling town of Broome and Kooljaman, on a remote wilderness camp owned and run by the local indigenous Bardi Jawi community, a true expression of the beauty of the Australian landscape and the richness that its soil has to offer.
Adventurous and unrestrained, go off grid with COMMAS AW21.