John Elliott opened a flagship store in California earlier this year. To continue its Californian theme, the brand’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection is inspired by the coastline and its latest lookbook is shot in Sea Ranch, CA, a coastal town north of San Francisco. Pulling away from a classic sunny Los Angeles aesthetic, the northern Californian vibe is a bit mistier while still keeping a light tone.
Titled “Home,” the FW19 range is rooted in the idea of a dream home and derives from John Elliott and his womenswear designer’s aspiration to one day build a home on the coast. The region is characterized by cold waves, windy cliffs, lush forest and blankets of fog. Handcrafted “Double Dye” terry is used to mimic the dark forces of nature. “Nicasio” outerwear is designed with nylon that’s been washed down to create a worn-in look. Other key pieces are Japanese denim jeans and jackets, wool knits and velvet and suede pieces, all in earth tones.
The other aspect of “Home” is also inspired by architecture. Blazers feature clean lines, and a minimalist backless dress flows straight down to the floor. High-neck tank tops are layers with off-the-shoulder V-neck sweaters to give interesting shapes and cut-outs on the body. A teddy bear hoodie arrives just asking to be paired with sweatpants for a lazy day lounging at home.
The collection also features a series of collaborations. Polar fleece slides and a waterproof boot arrive from Suicoke to make sure cold toes stay warm and dry throughout the winter. John Elliott has also continued its collaboration with Japanese jewelry brand M.A.R.S with silver chain necklaces and dangling earrings. A few down-filled jackets, including a reflective one, arrive from Descente, as well as apparel with workwear brand Caterpillar. Last but not least, a new John Elliott x Nike Lebron James Icon sneaker is featured.
The first drop of John Elliott’s FW19 women’s collection is available now on the brand’s website and at the flagship store.
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