Spencer Phipps desires you to “Save the F—ing Whales” already.
Pissed off with the gradual tempo of the style trade’s efforts to grow to be extra sustainable, he has partnered with Oceanic International, a non-governmental group devoted to ocean preservation, on his fall males’s assortment – together with the recycled cashmere Truthful Isle sweaters that spelled out his blunt message.
Regardless of statements of fine intention throughout final yr’s lockdowns, Phipps sees little precise change going down.
“I used to be completely excited for this factor, after which it looks as if we’ve simply gotten on the identical program, however with movies now,” he mentioned. “I don’t actually really feel firms doing that a lot. They may change a material each as soon as in awhile, however the precise system itself appears fairly static.”
To drive residence his message, Phipps headed to Iceland over Christmas to shoot “Endurance,” a tongue-in-cheek trailer for what he billed as a “gripping ecological thriller.” After quarantining for 5 days at a resort in Reykjavik, he captured footage on Europe’s largest glacier, coming again with surreal pictures of ice caves.
Whereas the center of the gathering was in the fitting place, it did not dwell as much as its spectacular billing. Impressed by polar explorers, seems layered practical underpinnings with retro ski gear and a smattering of tailor-made jackets and coats. Stable fundamentals like monitor fits, leggings, rugby jerseys and turtlenecks made up the majority of the providing.
Phipps mentioned that after a restructuring part, the label hopes to launch its ladies’s line subsequent season following a number of delays. “You get pissed off, however you don’t lose hope,” he mentioned. “It’s simply that concept of endurance. You’ve simply obtained to get via it, and get to that end line.”