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Upgrade Your Wardrobe With Folk x MR PORTER

November 2017Words by Mr Ashley Clarke

Trends: who needs them? Not Folk. The London-based label, founded 15 years ago by Scotsman Mr Cathal McAteer, has never felt the need to follow runway styles, instead favouring perennial, well-wearing wardrobe staples that are all of the things we look for in clothing: versatile, comfortable, reliable. They look rather good, too, of course.

Good news, then, because the brand has designed a capsule collection just for us at MR PORTER, and it’s full of exactly the kind of understated fare Folk is known for

The collection was inspired by Dansaekhwa, a Korean artistic concept that focuses on what Folk calls “the meditative aspect of art production”. Thus the focus on detail that went into the design process is reflected in the precision of the clothes: different coloured yarns are woven together to create tactile sweaters to highlight the weaving process; graphic T-shirts are printed with designs similar to Dansaekhwa artists (seemingly random patterns of rectangles in relief), twill bomber jackets are lined with flannel shirting to reflect “naturalistic use of materials”. A cultivated concept, but the collection is rooted in Folk’s trademark unpretentiousness, and is full of stuff that will slot effortlessly into your autumn wardrobe. Scroll down for our picks from the collection, and a few tips on what you should wear them with.