(via Jacob McCabe, COMUИE)
“This past winter a few of us here at COMUИE went on a 500 mile journey through the mountains and the deserts east of Los Angeles. Armed with multiple maps and a variety of cameras we went out on a 16-hour adventure to scout the locations for our A/W 12 look book. We found that each location had its own singular spirit and we felt an extraordinary oneness with nature.
The next day as we began to compile the images, the story began to render itself. We realized that the journey we had taken was so profound that we wanted to mimic this experience for our look book and short film.
From the top of the world feeling up in the snowing mountains at ten thousand feet, the large rock boulders that formed by ancient glaciers, and through the old souls of the Cholla cactus gardens; this was an incredible expedition that we are very proud to share with you.”
As for the gear, the forthcoming COMUИE collection stays rooted in simplicity and efficiency – so no changes there from season’s past (thank hell) – but the subtly smart details and color palate inspired by the brand’s home state of California are hitting full circle this go ’round as one compliments the other to create a level balance throughout.
The work and military-inspired aesthetic is back in full force as well with brushed flannel, oil-coated wool and heavy canvas playing major roles on Fall staples such as shawl neck-anythings and of course, jackets galore. And if you know anything about COMUИE, you know the slacks game is on point, and the crew doesn’t disappoint with this offering – from washed to raw denim, bedford and regular corduroy, pique canvas and striped wool pants, I’m ready to cite this collection as part of my anti-shorts crusade (seriously, fuck shorts).
Particularly stoked on the COMUИE Premuim Collection that will be offered this season (more on that in the weeks to come) where focus will be strictly on using only the highest quality fabrics all manufactured by skilled artisans. Expect 100% American made knits that are milled, cut and sewn on these shores, including Japanese shirtings cut and sewn domestically as well as denim and imported leather jackets which will be, according to the Comune crew, “some of the most influential pieces we’ve made to date.”
Check some of the madness below and stay tuned for the drop: