Lynchian, redefined

Technical innovation abounds at Robyn Lynch FW22
By Bailey Slater | Fashion | 20 February 2022

Robyn Lynch’s spirited physical return to the LFW was everything we hoped – and then some.

Continuing to push the bar higher and higher with her innately technical creations and a penchant for the most enrapturing colours on the planet, the Irish designer forges on with her innovative sportswear in tech-laden Columbia collaboration that boasts ten signature outerwear pieces.

Derry-born DJ OR:LA returned to Lynch’s side to provide a bass-bumping soundtrack for the occasion, kicking off with a swarm of the designer’s Lynchian green (yes we’re redefining Lynchian – get over it) masterpieces. From scallop sleeved jackets and coarse jumpers to loose hiking trackies and lengthy scarves, this season the Irish designer brings a world of interactivity to her designs, opting for experimental textiles in reflective threads and intricate bead embroidery, while making use of sustainable fabrics; upcycled from the Columbia archive or in nylons made anew from ocean waste.

“For my mainline I really pushed myself on developing my knit vocabulary,” Lynch told us, who spent weeks out in the factory creating her own cotton wool fibres. Expanding on a pre-existing empire of intricate merino wool cable knits, it’s textured bouclé and fine cotton that rules the roost at FW22.

Unopposed to the self-referential, Lynch also continues to play on the sentimental and nostalgic with scans of her dad’s old Dublin football jerseys: the bright kits unfurling into crumpled trompe l’oeil intarsia knits, scanned and digitised through an algorithm developed by experimental Japanese fashion lab, Synflex. The same technique can be found elsewhere on Lynch’s sexy crew-necks, blending hyper-masculine energies with the erotic tugging and pulling of warring sports teams.


GALLERYBackstage images from Robyn Lynch FW22

GALLERYCatwalk images from Robyn Lynch FW22