Mediterranean Dreaming With Orlebar Brown
Launched in 2007 by photographer Adam Brown, Orlebar Brown is now one of the go-to addresses for stylish high-quality swimwear and summery sportswear. For SS14, Brown was inspired by the motor races of Monaco and created casual clothing for keen racing fans who enjoy the Mediterranean sun as much as their cars.
Brown’s standout pieces are his Bulldog shorts, flattering swim shorts with shiny buckles that come in an array of fresh and summery colours, quirky yet subtle patterns and photographic prints showing what life in the sunshine is like (for those who’re reduced to wearing them to a garden party back home.) Those are accompanied by shorts with tattoo-inspired embroidery, printed t-shirts, casual jackets, polo shirts and trousers.
Brown has successfully captured the fun and carelessness of a Mediterranean holiday paired with the excitement of races and the lifestyle of those around them. In short, it’s the lifestyle that his brand is all about and even those who are stuck under a blanket of grey clouds will feel like they’re walking under palm trees in a pair of Orlebar Brown swim shorts.
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