Presenting her first solo show, Fashion East alumni Robyn Lynch delivers her most extensive collection to date for AW22.
Over the last couple of years, Lynch has been cementing her aesthetic point of view that sits between gorpcore and normcore that is actually stylish. Iterating her use of knits and technical fabrics, Robyn Lynch AW22 is coherent and pays close attention to detail as the brand continues to build its relationship with Columbia.
Lynch fuses tonal colour blocking with interesting silhouettes like scalloped puffer sleeves on a jacket made from Columbia deadstock fabrics, one of ten Robyn Lynch x Columbia jackets in the AW22 collection that uses Columbia’s innovative ‘OUTDRY’ technology.
“Revisiting this project with Columbia has been an eye-opening experience. Getting to learn from industry leaders on technical fabrication development and science has been a highlight of this season, which has definitely influenced the way I work with deadstock, but also my approach to design in general,” said Lynch.
The influence of Lynch’s home Ireland is present as always in the collection. Sky blues pair with earthy browns on nylon trousers, zip jumpers and a scarf. Reflective beaded patterns that reference the shape of Ireland subtly adorn denim jeans and shorts.
Robyn Lynch continues to recognise knitwear as her forté, expanding on her use of merino wool that appears as a jumper in an icy grey to intarsia knits with distorted digital designs made from a few of her dad’s old football jerseys. What stands out most is Lynch’s distinct use of saturated colour (honourable mention to the chartreuse) to tell the story of her evolution as a designer and the inspirations that have guided it.
View the full collection below and pre-show mood board for Robyn Lynch’s AW22 collection here.
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