Universal Works Draws on African Adventures For SS22

Inspired by the work of American photographer Todd Webb.

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Universal Works returns for the first time this year to present a Spring/Summer 2022 collection that echoes a distinct sentiment of freedom and the exploration of new horizons.

Inspired by the work of mid-century American photographer Todd Webb, the Nottingham-based label has taken notes from his book of previously unpublished images entitled Outside the Frame, which follows the cultural changes that took place in Africa in 1958. Traveling across the continent, Webb documented a new sense of African hope and positivity, and it’s these uplifting images that Universal Works has honed in on this season, in both design and the accompanying lookbook.

Realized in a muted and casual color palette, SS22 sees the reintroduction of dropped-shoulders and geometric prints, with fabrics rooted in the practical needs of warmer climates with wovens such as the embroidered Holiday Shirt in sky blue Typewriter cotton and the distinctly vintage-looking Camp Shirt in a waffle-esque Delos cotton. Subliminal slogans appear on the graphic Road Trip Shirt, while for die-hard camouflage enthusiasts, a Sri Lankan-army-inspired pattern has been utilized for the Patched Mill Fatigue Pant and Bakers Jacket.

Take a look at the full SS22 collection in the slideshow above and shop the collection via the Universal Works webstore.

In other news, OAMC has launched its SS22 campaign which focuses on the more important aspects of apparel.

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