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Palm Springs Summer Capsule

May 8, 2019
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First discovered by the Hollywood elite in the early 20th century, the population grew over the coming decades. Many of the new residents poured their wealth - and refined taste - into building the stylish modernist homes that the city is now famous for. The term desert modernism & quo; was coined in reference to the quality and sheer number of buildings in this Californian oasis. Critically acclaimed architects including John Lautner and Richard Neutra built houses there whilst Swiss-born Albert Frey lived and worked in Palm Springs designing iconic municipal landmarks such as the Palm Springs Tramway and the Tramway Gas Station.

Traditionally drawing a more mature crowd who come to enjoy the town & slower pace, today Palm Springs also attracts a younger audience whose presence is due, in no small part, to the success of Coachella festival.

Early this month, stylist and Oliver Spencer collaborator, William Gilchrist took a road trip with photographer and artist Wanda Orme to this hip desert town to capture some of the key highlights from our latest collection.

ABOVE: The Havana jacket is a reworked trucker made from a geometric, textured cotton. With a revere collar, the box pleat detail on the front references the traditional Caribbean guayabera shirt.

ABOVE: Our classic grandad shirt has been reworked in a blue and white check and a bold, white fabric detail on the breast pocket. Our slim fit Fishtail Trousers are made with a textured 'Beckford' cotton fabric in an old English cream.

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