LCM: Backstage dunhill Autumn/Winter 2015

08_Dunhill Image: Ieva Blazeviciute.

In a sense artistically holistic, John Ray’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection for dunhill draws from the late 1950s to the early 1960s of London’s Soho, specifically focusing on the creative spirit of all the types of men that put it on the map. Navigating through the historic district’s creative patchwork of music, craftmanship, and after hours clubs, the collection directly references notable resident Francis Bacon, by not only weaving the famous painter into the show’s soundtrack, but also in its color palette. This season’s collection—a mix of prep school attire, aristocratic outfits, and painter’s trousers—echo the multi-colored leftover paints found in Bacon’s studio, whereas the fabric itself was exclusively developed by heritage British mills to secure a series of classic menswear patterns.

View our backstage coverage from the Katie Grand-styled runway show below.

09_Dunhill Image: Ieva Blazeviciute.

10_Dunhill Image: Ieva Blazeviciute.

11_Dunhill Image: Ieva Blazeviciute.

13_Dunhill Image: Ieva Blazeviciute.

15_Dunhill Image: Ieva Blazeviciute.

16_Dunhill Image: Ieva Blazeviciute.

17_Dunhill Image: Ieva Blazeviciute.