Marika Barbie + [UK fashion designers]

Griffin Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

The spring/summer 11 collection looks back to 1985 and the Katherine Hamnett era, baggy, oversized silhouettes and plenty of military detailing are the source of inspiration for this season’s collection.

Whilst we still delve into the Griffin archive for our classic, heritage garments like the Dartmouth and Imber jackets we challenge new technologies and dye techniques to create fresh and innovative detailing.
Bold features including oversized features, meet laser cut welts combined with bonded faux leather seams resulting 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 and 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, catching only areas that the paint touches, leaving the 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.
This season is about dramatic silhouettes, quality with a respect for local sourcing developed alongside new technology to make them relevant and functional to today’s lifestyle whilst aspiring towards a sustainable future.

Photos Copyright Griffin Studio.