Autumn Winter 2021
AUTUMN WINTER 2021 DUNHILL COMPENDIUM
“For this collection, I wanted to focus on clothes rather than themes, on individual garments and accessories and what they stand for in their own right,” says Mark Weston, Creative Director of dunhill. “This is something that seems more appropriate when a collection is looked at in detail rather than shown and seen at a distance. Last season was about stopping and assessing; it was about the rigour of process. This collection still has that, for one, there is an inquisitive exploration of the expertise of tailoring. But there is also the joyful immediacy of found objects as well as the domestic and homespun, personal and playful moments underpinned by the rigour of formality and utility. There is an idea of the multi-functional as well as a summation of particular elements in collections we have completed so far. Things are brought together in that very British way: scruffily stylish confidence. It is a balance between moments of naivety and playfulness, against sophistication; it’s about masculinity, not whimsy.”
Featuring objects of both provenance and purpose, ‘dunhill Compendium’, the Autumn Winter 2021 collection, is a play between the homespun and urbane, of utility and formality, brought together with an easeful, almost slovenly sophistication. In many ways, it is a reflection on how we live now, together with a summation of dunhill past, present and future.
At the heart of the collection is the ‘dunhill Compendium Parka’, a multi-functional garment that can be worn in various ways. Inspired by an object from the dunhill archive – a utilitarian, multi-functional men’s compact, featuring different practical tools in miniature – the coat can be zipped away to become a jacket, its lining detached to become a separate garment in its own right. All is achieved in luxurious yet practical materials, utility, function and elegance finding form in one everlasting, yet always changing item.
A summation of new era dunhill signature styles and materials occurs in the collection. Amongst them, the Wrap Jacket, Split Hem Trousers, Seat Strap Shoes, Lock Bag, silk moire and bonded, paper leather all appear, both evolved and resolved in a multiplicity of ways. The chicness of practicality, immediacy and multi-function are further explored in the idea of found objects, such as the domestic knits, featuring a combination of typically British styles – an Aran, garter and cardigan stitch, amongst others – that are at once familiar and odd in this context. So too are the reversed silk jacquards, found in the archive of one of the great Italian mills, made abstract when inverted and used here for both clothing and accessories, including the new Cummerbund Bag. dunhill’s bespoke clothing also makes an appearance in the collection, completed to order by the tailoring workshop at dunhill House and led by a new, raw-edge design sensibility.
Ideas of tradition, inheritance and continuity run throughout the collection, together with a certain iconoclasm in their treatment; it’s a very British dichotomy where symbols of class and creativity are brought together in insouciant style and worn with a don’t-give-a-damn attitude.
An inquisitive exploration of the expertise of tailoring
ABSTRACT FLORALS CAPSULE COLLECTION
A collision of tradition and subversion, dunhill introduces the Abstract Florals capsule collection.
Showcased throughout the Autumn Winter 2021 collection, opulent Damask fabrics typically found in English stately homes and early 20th century couture are reimagined across ready to wear and accessories.
Celebrating the art of craft, these luxury pieces recontextualise British eccentricity through a modern lens. The ornate woven jacquard fabrics are reversed to reveal a raw finish and new deconstructed aesthetic – the inside becoming the outside.
Applied to knitwear, shirting and jersey, the inverted floral designs are printed, woven and embroidered throughout the capsule to create unique pieces with a contemporary feel. Taking the reverse motif and isolating one area of the design, a jacquard technique is used on the jersey to create an elevated, distorted floral effect.
Subverting a classic, the Cummerbund Bag reinterprets this traditional eveningwear piece as a striking accessory that can be worn crossbody or around the waist. An interplay of utility and elegance, this bag is available in three variations of the abstract floral jacquard.
Launching from July 2021, prices range from: £225 – £695 / €250 – €795 / $295 – $950.
A collision of tradition and subversion
Recontextualizing British eccentricity through a modern lens
DUNHILL COMPENDIUM PARKA
Introducing the dunhill Compendium Parka. A new outerwear concept giving more value to timeless design.
Inspired by a utilitarian, multi-functional men’s compact found in the dunhill Archive, this unique object featured different practical tools in miniature, including a cigarette case, pocket-knife, lighter and watch, amongst others.
At the heart of the Autumn Winter 2021 collection, the dunhill Compendium Parka is a versatile garment that can be worn in various ways. The coat can be zipped away to become a jacket, its lining detached to become a separate piece in its own right.
Comprising four distinct components, including the main shell and three interchangeable liners – each element is a different weight and fabrication, allowing for adaptability with the changing seasons. A Rolla Quilt Short Liner, Double Faced Cashmere Liner or Reversible Shearling Hooded Liner can be attached one at a time to the inside of the Shell Parka, to build the desired coat.
Eco-conscious materials have been considered, including a regenerated nylon made from waste materials such as fishing nets, carpets and fabric, alongside an innovative, animal friendly shearling. Pioneered as part of the Reversible Hooded Liner, it is created by shearing the wool from the sheep and weaving the fibres into a recycled polyester base. Maintaining the appearance of traditional shearling, it is also extremely lightweight, improving performance.
Through the creation of one garment that fulfils many needs, emphasis is placed on longevity over disposability. Realized in luxurious yet practical materials; utility, function and elegance find form in one everlasting, yet always changing item.
Launching from mid-October 2021, prices range from: £895 – £1,995 / €995 – €2,295 / $1,195 – $2,695.
Emphasis is placed on longevity over disposability
AUTUMN WINTER 2021 LOCK BAGS
dunhill introduces new Lock Bag styles for Autumn Winter 2021, following its sell-out launch last year. An evolution of this contemporary House icon, these latest designs introduce new fabrications, colour and silhouettes, whilst retaining the signature lock hardware of the original.
GT LOCK BAG
A celebration of dunhill’s automotive heritage, the GT Lock Bag takes inspiration from the leather seating found in modern grand touring cars. Re-engineered in GT padded leather, this new style pairs precision quilting with vibrant colour – available in Carmine Red, Chrome Yellow and Neon Pink, alongside more muted Carbon Black and Alloy Grey.
Part of the wider GT range, the Top Handle Lock Bag features the same solid frame construction in a subtly elongated silhouette, whilst the capacious Lock N/S Tote offers everyday functionality.
Launching from late-September 2021, prices range from: £1,795 – £2,695 / €1,950 – €2,950 / $2,295 – $3,595.
SOFT LOCK BAG
Bringing a relaxed practicality, the House welcomes a handful of soft Lock Bag shapes. Crafted in supple leather, these easy-to-wear pieces add another dimension to the collection. Featuring new and existing silhouettes in a palette of black, cornflower blue and caramel, the range includes a compact messenger, travel holster, zipped pouch and luxurious weekender.
Launching from mid-August 2021, prices range from: £1,295 – £2,595 / €1,395 – €2,895 / $1,650 – $3,500.
Bringing a relaxed practicality to the collection
A celebration of dunhill’s automotive heritage
AUTUMN WINTER 2021 FOOTWEAR
Celebrating the House’s automotive heritage, dunhill introduces its new footwear collection for Autumn Winter 2021.
AERIAL GT & AERIAL STRAP RUNNER
Inspired by car interiors, the Aerial Runner has been updated with two new styles that build on the existing lightweight sole technology.
A tactile addition for the season, the Aerial GT Runner is crafted in quilted Nappa leather, reminiscent of the padded seating found in modern grand touring cars.
Echoing the look and feel of a car seatbelt, the Aerial Strap Runner features a removable strap closure applied to the brushed leather upper.
Both available in black or white leather, these sneakers have a technical fabric lining and House branding on the heel and lace compartment.
DUKE FACET & DUNHILL CREEPER STRAP DERBY
Utilising the same strap functionality, the Duke Facet and dunhill Creeper Strap Derbies renew these signature silhouettes with a sportier aesthetic.
Constructed from brushed leather, the Duke Facet Strap Derby features a brass toe-tap inspired by high-ranking military officer boots – offering protection to the front of the sole.
The dunhill Creeper Strap Derby maintains the re-engineered ribbed creeper sole and introduces a scotch-grain textured trim to the upper.
DUNHILL CREEPER CHELSEA BOOT
Integrating the elevated creeper sole with a Chelsea boot style upper, the House launches a new hybrid – the dunhill Creeper Chelsea Boot. Applying the same removable strap detail inspired by car seatbelts, archetypal Chelsea boot elements – including elastic side panels and wide pullers on the front and back – are featured.
Launching from September 2021, prices range from: £625 – £825 / €695 – €895 / $850 – $1,050.