AMBUSH’s SS22 Collection Ventures Into Nature
Yoon Ahn takes us from the city streets to the wilderness.
AMBUSH has unveiled a co-ed collection Spring/Summer 2022 collection, presenting an escape from city life and instead offering an adventure into nature. The label, led by designer Yoon Ahn, split the range into three categories: AMBUSH WKSP, AMBUSH ARTISANAL, and AMBUSH WARDROBE.
AMBUSH WKSP draws inspiration from technical fabrics, with basics serving as a base for the season. An array of vibrant colors, ranging from subdued sand to calm lavender, play out across a series of T-shirts, hoodies and swimwear for both men and women. Nature-inspired prints created by graphic designer Hagihara Takuya also make an appearance, adorning a range of separates.
The other end of the spectrum sees AMBUSH ARTISANAL explore how couture techniques can be adapted for the everyday. Hand-looped jersey skirts are emblematic of floral structures, while twisted knit wool dresses and crochet mesh fabrics are finished off with hand appliquéd flowers.
Bridging the gap in between the prior two categories is AMBUSH WARDROBE, comprised of the house’s core designs. Linens, cotton and knits are dressed in washed-out pastels and neutrals, and the relaxed tailoring continues the tradition of combining Japanese details with Italian silhouettes. Menswear pieces include a kimono suit jacket and belted blazer, while womenswear features leather vests and crop tops.
Footwear options include high-heeled mules and trekking sandals, as well as rubber boots and leather sneakers. As for accessories, jewelry offerings add a dash of playfulness, accessorizing outfits with flowers, hearts, butterflies and mushrooms. Softly gathered clutches arrive in a series of vivid tones including sunny yellow and poppy red, while small purses are dressed in pastel pinks and blues.