Introducing the September x W’menswear SS23 collection, our second collection in collaboration with September.
The print called 'Evening Storm' is a painting by our designer Lauren. The collaboration includes the 'Paris One Piece', 'Jane Top' and 'Lucky Bottoms' in this print.
The swimsuits are made and lined in luxury Italian recycled fabric.
Continuing on from the hand-painted sea-foam camouflage concept that we explored for our first season collaborating together, SS23 dives a little deeper.
“This ʻEvening Stormʼ painting was inspired by an unusual camouflage piece I found that dates back to WWII. As a designer, I have always been fascinated by the relationship between ʻorder and chaosʼ as inseparable forces of the Universe. To me, surfing is the very act of riding that fine line between the two realms.
The cultural and technological revolutions that came out of war, run parallel to this idea. From the chaos of WWII, women moved into the workforce, found new roles in the family structure, and took adventure sports like surfing to new levels. Marge Calhoun, a self-taught surfer, part-time Hollywood stuntwoman, and mother of two who won the Makaha International in 1958 is an exceptional example of a woman who embraced the social change that WWII brought forth. This painting attempts to honor her legacy.”
Lauren Yates, Wʼmenswear Designer and Founder