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Collection Review - KESTIN FW21 - Colourcraft

Bernat Klein’s rich and varied work continues to supply Kestin Hare with endless inspiration. The Kestin FW21 collection is titled Colourcraft (named after Klein’s original Ltd company). Living and working in the Scottish Borders from 1951 until 2014, the infamous Serbian designer Klein was a visionary colourist – he treated colour as being a language and something that could express human emotions in different ways to words.
The very beginning of Kestin's design process has always been colour; the colour palette sets the tone and informs all fabric choices and then filters down into the design of the garments. Kestin takes inspiration from Scotland’s natural landscapes, buildings and artists, and weave them into their collections, connecting them to their home. 

 “Klein's work and approach to life continues to inspire me and my team. Like me, he used the natural landscapes from Scotland as a key inspiration for colour. He saw the benefits in being liberal with expressing yourself, both in terms of design and colour and medium. That idea of never restricting yourself appeals to me, constantly learning and pushing to create newness." Creative Director, Kestin Hare.

AW21 references colours from Klein’s abstract paintings, textiles and the iconic Peter Womersley architecture and interiors of Klein’s studio and home High Sunderland. Natural tones of peat, sand and forest green reference the natural surroundings, are spliced with architectural-inspired stone, camel and charcoal, and spliced with bright pops of survival orange, cobalt blue and ochre. 

Crieff Wool Fleece Windbreaker - Winter White

 

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