by Stephen Garner

Aptly named “Equinox Explorer,” Orlebar Brown’s new autumn/winter 2020 collection harnesses the energy of the autumn equinox, a period in the year when the sun crosses the plane of the equator.

Underpinning the autumnal theme is a palette infused with rich truffle, olive, dark tan, lake blue, and bright gold hues, alongside traditional fabrics of the season, corduroy, Merino wool, silk, and cashmere.

The assortment features herringbone and canvas tape detailing, contrast nylon zips, and garment dyeing and age washing techniques for a retro twist. To further support the brand’s sustainability initiative, recycled nylon is utilized for the Elgin paneled jacket and Standard paneled shorts.

Three new photographic prints add an atmospheric coastal quality to the collection: Ocean Outlook by French photographer Stephanie Billarant, Tropic Like It’s Hot by NYC-based artist Robert Malmberg, and Breezy Going, a blustery palm tree scene from Getty Images.

Finally, Harlyn and Marizon, the two stand-out patterns from the collection, add a contemporary geometric edge. Marizon is an in-house design, while Harlyn, taken from the Design Library (the world’s most extensive compilation of textiles), has been reworked in-house. Both patterns are available in this season’s navy and olive colorways.

The collection is now available at Orlebar Brown stores, orlebarbrown.com, and select retailers.