Love Letters from Britain is a new series of documentary-style films from Walpole UK and BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions that explores why British brands lead the way in defining a new era of luxury.

Showcasing the culture of innovation at dunhill, a short film has been created illustrating the balance of tradition and modernity, creativity and craftsmanship that underpins its heritage and continued evolution. Set at different locations across London, including dunhill’s headquarters in Mayfair, the archive in Walthamstow and Sleeper Sounds Studios in West London, the film presents a sophisticated and contemporary image of the city that has always been integral to the legacy of the House.

In the film, Creative Director Mark Weston, together with musician and composer, Moses Boyd, speak personally about culture, modern masculinity, and the importance of community, whilst reflecting on a relevant and fluid idea of Britishness.

“I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO WORK AND COLLABORATE WITH THE TEAM AT DUNHILL FOR A FEW YEARS NOW. BRITISHNESS AND MASCULINITY IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING AND RESHAPING ITSELF. IT’S BEEN REFRESHING TO WORK WITH A TEAM EAGER TO CONFRONT AND CHALLENGE THOSE NARRATIVES WITHIN THEIR WORK, WHILST ALSO BEING PART OF A COMMUNITY THAT CAN REFLECT THAT”

MOSES BOYD

At the heart of the new collection is the ‘Compendium Coat’, a luxurious multi-functional, multi-layered garment. Inspired by a men’s compact from the dunhill archive, each layer can be worn separately to become individual pieces – the coat can be zipped away to become a jacket, its lining detached to become a stand-alone garment.