Exploring how Weston and Carey came to work together on the dunhill Spring Summer 2022 collection, ‘IDENTITIES’, the film dissects the concurrent themes that link both creators’ work. Connecting digitally from either side of the Atlantic, Mark was immediately drawn to Ellen’s curious approach to process, experimentation, and discovery. With the freedom to reinterpret pieces from her existing catalogue, the collaborative result sees selected works applied to dunhill silhouettes, punctuating the collection with bold, colourful prints.
“PROCESS AND ITS POSSIBILITIES ARE AN ON-GOING FASCINATION FOR ME, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUSTING INSTINCT WHILE EMBRACING THE ACCIDENTALS. THE PAINTERLY COLOURS, PATTERNS AND TEXTURES THAT RESULT IN ELLEN’S WORK REMINDED ME OF SIMILAR TEXTILES AND TREATMENTS I WORK WITH. IT JUST SEEMED LOGICAL TO ASK HER TO WORK WITH US AT DUNHILL – AND IT IS A GREAT PRIVILEGE THAT SHE AGREED.”