For the Pre-Fall and Fall/Winter 2022 season, The Elder Statesman takes a glimpse at the colorful beauty of Portland, Jamaica. The LA-based label’s new lookbook and campaign is a collaboration between The Elder Statesman creative director, Bailey Hunter and Portland, Jamaica native, Savannah Gee Baker.
Doused in rich hues of goldenrod, maroon, azure blue, green coconut, red clay, tangerine orange, flamingo pink and more, the new collection focuses on antique textiles, artisan craft tradesman techniques and handcraftsmanship. The focus comes to life via knit pieces like hooded vests, crochet pants, cardigans and more that are made from the brand’s signature hand-loomed cashmere, hand-dyed cashmere-cotton corduroy, hand-knit organic cotton and more.
In addition to the organic cotton and cashmere hand-knit pieces that channel fisherman nets, the collection introduces a new cashmere-silk shaggy boucle that comes in knitwear, and oversized blanket-scarf and pillows. Rounding out the collection is select artwork from Kione Grandison, a Jamaican-British collage artist and painter. Bringing all these elements together is the collection film shot in Portland, Jamaica dubbed by Lee “Scratch” Perry that personifies the brand’s cadence of connecting through craftmanship.
Check out the collection in the gallery above that is set to arrive later this year.