NEW BRAND IN STORE: MARTIN Asbjørn
‘You can be quite boring’ - Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr Ripley
Martin Asbjørn has always been fascinated by escapists - those people who aspire to a different life than their own and aim to move in new and exciting circles - and he often returns to the theme of ‘dressing the part’ in order to achieve this. In the book and film of The Talented Mr Ripley, the titular character adopts the life and style of the charismatic Dickie Greenleaf with ultimately tragic results and the new Spring/Summer 2020 collection celebrates both the glamour of the assumed lifestyle and the darkness of the eventual fall.
The colour palette is grounded in grown-up classics - navy blue, stone, tan and off white. The return of black to Martin’s collection hints at a more sinister side to the social climber whilst the highlights of baby blue, teal and pale green reflect the colours of the Mediterranean sea. Wool and silk add a sheen to refined soft tailoring and an oversized jacquard herringbone acts plays with proportion much like many of the silhouettes. The elegance of the socialite’s high life is evoked in the clean stripes of 2-ply shirting and terry cotton in soft colours brings a retro Riviera chic attitude.