Looks from Kowtow’s Winter ’21 collection. Images supplied.
Sir Edmond Hilary, Lyn Hill and Junko Tabei. All unbound explorers. All at the heart of Kowtow’s Winter 2021 collection. With a shared love for life’s peaks, Kowtow traverses nature’s plains to take Winter fashion to new heights.
The eclectic collection looks to the environment installations of Christo and Jeanne-Claude for its bold colours and design work. Dune, mud and rust are the unexpecting backdrop for an assault of vibrant colour, drawn from climbing gear; acid yellow, buoy blue, magenta, iris and evergreen. From the summit, Kowtow brings hazy floral and folio prints – a psychedelic escape.
Rugged terrain translates into soft knitwear, frills and quilted coats. We can’t help but admire the beautifully pleated Vista skirt and Claude dress with its origami folds. For their playful geometrics, Kowtow turned to artists Riita Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth, Ronan and Erwan Bourellec, and Mark Bothwick. Even the classic stripe is reimagined in the Bow Print dress by knotting and twisting its fabric into a playful bow.
All pieces are made of Fairtrade certified organic cotton, eliminating the use of other fibres. For Winter 2021, Kowtow have delivered a collection that is both a compliment and kindness to the planet.