After showing at London Fashion Week last month, Robyn Lynch has launched a new collection, exclusively dropping at Browns. The new, upcycled capsule collection is in collaboration with outwear brand Columbia. Lynch and Browns have enjoyed a previous collaboration on the designer’s debut collection, Robyn x Rapha, and are set to bring the new collection to stores on the 18th October.
Sustainability is at the heart of the collection, from using deadstock fabrics to sourcing conscious supplementary fabrics such as nylons made from recycled ocean waste. Speaking about the collaboration with Columbia, Lynch expressed that “it simply had to be Columbia”, intertwining personal nostalgia into the collection by referencing her own Columbia jacket she wore in school.
Speaking of jackets, the collection is big on outerwear, featuring a hybrid parka created from Columbia ski trousers, pockets still intact. The original waistband has been reimagined as a belt, in a signature upcycling concept from the Irish designer. Other highlights include panelled shorts, seen in burgundy, grey and khaki to represent the Irish flag, along with an array of yellow quilted bucket hats. Elsewhere, a grey cable knit merino sweater has been hybridised using khaki nylon to create a uniquely styled crewneck.
Collaboration is also key here. Lynch enlisted Northern Irish DJ Or:la to create a custom soundtrack for the collection’s campaign, and director Spencer Young to create a short film in which models roam around natural landscapes decked out in the new collection. Find the full 16 piece capsule instore and online.