Once again showcasing the brand's dedication to supporting new and emerging talent, Debenhams is delighted to introduce Hannah Gibbins to its menswear portfolio for AW19.
As the winner of the Debenhams Menswear Design Award at Graduate Fashion Week 2018, this is Hannah's first debut of her 13 piece capsule collection.
One of the main inspirations for the HCFG X Debenhams collection is the designer's rural, Suffolk upbringing. Elements of the countryside can be seen throughout the collection in everything from the fabric choice to the design of the clothes. The HCFG collection has a strong focus on layering, meaning that each piece is versatile and can be paired up separately. 'Looking at the handmade crafts of basket weaving and thatched roofs - I wanted my range to be built up by layers and different textures,' Hannah explains.
The collection sports an organic colour palette, with bases of navy and grey injected with spicy hues of mustard. The silhouettes are relaxed and oversized, making the fit key to the collection, with clear references to workwear detailing in a combination of wool blends and pure cottons.
With the countryside proving such an inspiration to Hannah, it is unsurprising that threads of sustainability are woven into the collection: 'The T-shirt in the collection has been naturally dyed and also made out of recycled wool and nylon fibres,' she says.
A key piece from the collection includes 'The anorak hybrid,' a great example of Hannah's experimentation with formal fabrics and casual boxy silhouettes. The large pockets and raglan sleeves make this jacket a statement outerwear piece.
Another statement piece is the brushed check jacquard crew neck jumper. Very bold in colour, it represents an overall image of HCFG colour palette in action.
The collection launches online on 21st September and is available in 12 stores. Prices start from £25.
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