Dunhill collaborated with Kenta Cobayshi for S/S20, and the results are epic
Dunhill S/S20 saw a fresh take on graphic prints courtesy of a collaboration with Tokyo-based artist, Kenta Cobayshi. The digitally-led creator is already part of the Dunhill community, however his latest series of works for the luxury-fashion brand is truly something to marvel at.
Drawing inspiration from the evolving Japanese art-scene, there is a soft-brutalism the fluid textile-prints bring to the progressive runway collection.
Utilising archival imagery handpicked by Dunhill’s creative director, Mark Weston, Cobayshi set to work digitally distorting the ’60s Jermyn Street storefront and ’70s lighter adverts to anamorphic levels, and the results are equal parts covertable and wavey, and the results are testament to this symbiotic partnership.
“I really believe in collaboration. I like the way things unfold when you are working with someone else that you respect. It is how the conversations around the subject take place that interests me. I had really been taken by Kenta’s work a couple of years ago and I was just waiting for the right time to ask him to work with me. In a sense, the whole digital field has become much more appealing–I love the idea of ‘digital crafting.’"
The smudge-heavy prints, which was described by Weston as being “a new way to approach the archive without being a slave to it” for Dunhill, is applied tailoring, outerwear and leather goods for the new season. Far out, man.
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