"Awarness" Winter 2020-2021
Exposure to the four elements grounds us in the present. Earth, Air, Water and Fire. Bare feet in the soil, damp from wet grass, the sharpness of a crisp autumnal breeze, the dance of flames in a bonfire. When we open ourselves up to interact with and experience nature, we become aware of our connection to the environment and the lifeforce within every living plant and creature on Earth. At the same time, the wider world slips away, and we are rooted in the now.
Children naturally live in the moment. Their needs are immediate, their memory short. Their present is their universe.
Our AW20 collection honours the consciousness of youth and reinforces our ties to the natural world. Our colour palette is borne of these elements: Storm Blue, Cloud Grey and Ice, Bone, Auburn, Berry and Clay, Rust, Hazel and Vison, Juniper, Saffron and Natural. This collection also features four exclusive Omibia prints, inspired by and named for the elements.
Our textiles are, as ever, 100% organic and sustainably sourced. At Omibia, our focus is holistic; our gaze considers how it is grown and produced, how does it feel, look and function, and how long does it last?
The fabrics and fibres featured in AW20 carefully contemplate all of this but also their suitability to the season and the elements. Waffle Cotton Hessian is hard-wearing and breathable, making it damp-resistant, Cotton Pique, Flannel and Gauze are soft on the skin and create pockets of air for additional warmth.
Ribbed Jersey offers the breathability that is a feature of cotton with the bonus of flexibility and natural stretch. Lastly, our Baby Alpaca fibres provide thermoregulation, a natural water-repellant and fire-resistance.