Although Short Motivation can be inundated with shorts from various brands, it doesn’t feel too long ago when we were eager to see the latest collection from Orlebar Brown. What would be the colour palette that inspires the season? Would there be any new releases or updates to existing pieces? The anticipation was intense.
It feels like only a few weeks since we were admiring the subtle hues of the Spring Summer 2018 collection, High Summer 2018 is here and inspired by the tropical paradise of Bermuda and the sun-bleached shores of St Barths.
The palette from High Summer 2018 takes some inspiration from the previous two collections but adds power and intensity. Instead of the subdued hues of spring, expect a bright yellow (Toucan), bright pink (Paradise), a sharp green (Fern) and a bright blue (Azure).
In other areas, the signature Themis and Barthmann patterns, which are applied to the Bulldog and Setter shorts, get seasonal colour updates, whilst a retro applied-stripe design arrives for the Setter and Bulldog Adventure receives colour updates.
View the High Summer 2018 launch video below.
There are new products, too. The new Bulldog Surf is a variation on the regular swim short but designed for people who spend time on the water. You can find contrast white stitching and white side rubberised side fasteners. In addition, there’s a new heavyweight version of the Sammy t-shirt. The Christopher is a new playful take on the classic OB-T with various mottos which will make others smile whilst you are on vacation (trust us, they react).
There are a number of pieces from the Orlebar Brown 2018 collection we’d love to feature on Short Motivation (keep one eye on our social media over the next few months), but we’ve picked five of the key pieces from the latest range, which is never easy!