The Menswear Collection Taking Inspiration From The Children Of Windrush
This Autumn Winter, historic menswear brand Farah is drawing inspiration from the children of Windrush, a new generation of British-born Jamaicans, together with photographer, John Goto’s arresting series of portraits entitled ‘Lovers Rock’ to create a collection bursting with spirit, style and soul.
Capturing the uniquely created subculture, sounds that fuse traditional reggae with modern romantic rhythm, and Goto’s depiction of young, British African-Caribbean’s at a Blues Dance in a South London Youth Centre in 1977; all whilst delving into the brand’s very own archive, the Lovers Rock collection introduces colour ways that compliment the photography of that time. With sophisticated foundations of burgundy and brown, the clothing explores shades of military green, burnt orange and an array of brown, also allowing playful pops of sage green to pop.
Key pieces from the collection include the Gabriel knit, a heavy cable knit cardigan, the Junjo tricot track top with overarm tape detailing, a key aspect of tracksuits of the time, and the Ladbroke trouser, reconstructed from the Farah archive into a straight-fit trouser made from its original hopsack fabrication.
As we move into the colder months we look towards more seasonal layering to prepare for any unpredictable weather conditions, but stress no more as Farah caters for this exact situation with their Mark winter over shirt, in two tonal check colourways, ensuring transitional functionality doesn’t have to sacrifice style. The brand’s sustainability story is also not stopping with this new collection as they introduce a fully recyclable piece, the Alexander T-shirt. Marking the first fully circular product from Farah, using water based print techniques and recycled bags so no contaminating fibres are evident in the process, this launch is setting the standards for the fashion industry as it breaks down how we think about the lifecycle of clothes – from design to production and its life after use.
To conclude the collection, we finally welcome the premium Trenchton and Nehemah outerwear silhouettes for AW22, a Borg-fleece and gilet with contract panel detail. Whilst the Palmer jacket, another restoration from the archives, Overland, a simplistic but functional winter coat with heavy weight wadding, waterproof zips and an adjustable hood, and Stratton, a fully waterproof coat with a boxy fit and military hints, all accompany the new launches.
Farah have disrupted the fashion game with their thoughtfully inspired designs for the cooler months, talk about a stand out AW22 collection!