D22 COLLECTION

GOLDEN HOUR

Putting together the colours and inspiration images of D22 my mind kept going back to the iconic Serge Gainsbourg 1978 track “Sea, Sex and Sun”. Maybe it was planning a big Greek summer filled with baptisms and weddings, or spending time on the West Coast, but it yielded a palette primarily of yellows in a range of lime, citrus yellow to mango and Mediterranean blues and turquoises with touches of flesh tones and neutral black and white. The silhouette is short and signature sexy but rather than a nostalgic boho take on the late 70’s and early 80’s, it pays homage to the sportier side of one of my favourite eras with a nod to the dynamic photography of Hans Feurer and also the glamorous power of women of Chris von Wangheim’s work. Slender bodycon silhouettes in dynamic colours take inspiration from sporty layering. Instead of actually juxtaposing the garments, they are fused into single pieces creating fresh necklines, graphic openings and sensual focal points. Jackets and trousers have either an oversized gender neutral boxiness in Greek blue or acid lime tailoring, or are cut from sunny yellow Milano Jersey for body hugging corset detailed “scuba” jackets, and trousers with the ease and comfort of athletic wear. Knitwear is colour-blocked like Cali surfer garb with all black bindings and bold zippers. Patterns take the inspiration from the ocean in blue wave motifs or the reflection of the sunlight in DUNDAS yellows and gold. The element of reflection is also used for the embellishment — all intermixing coloured mirrors that are cut into paillettes in blues like the sea or yellows like the sun. The collection conveys the joy and insouciance of summers past and present but also the basic DNA of Dundas; a happy brand celebrating life.
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