R.M.Williams presents its SS21 Seasonal Destination, The Journey on The Ghan and the latest collection firmly rooted in the DNA and foundation of the iconic brand and its history. Grounded in the stockyards of Australia and born of an honest work ethic and heritage, SS21 speaks to the brands ethos of ‘design with purpose’, and sees it join with ‘The Ghan’, another iconic Australian brand closely linked to the Journeyman spirit of R.M.Williams and birthplace of the brand itself.

Focused on the reinvention of classic styles, the latest collection of boots sneakers, bags, and ready-to-wear are showcased against a backdrop of carriages across Australia, with rugged to elegant pieces ready to take the modern adventurer from the gorges to the dining cart and addressing the need for all parts of one’s journey.

Shot in early 2020 ahead of the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Journey Of The Ghan pays tribute to the beauty of the landscape of Australia and the sense of adventure ingrained within the R.M.Williams spirit. The merging of these two iconic Australian heritage brands is one close to the passions of R.M.Williams, with the purposing of an adventure from country to city on one of the world’s greatest train journeys ending in Adelaide finding the birthplace of R.M.Williams itself.

The legendary journey and unforgettable Australian adventure highlights the Outback Spirit and transition from coast to through to the continent’s rugged centre, at a time when we all seek to once again travel to unique places around the world and support local communities.

With both companies committed to showcasing the spirit and romantic connection to the land, the seasonal destination highlights the stations of Katherine Gorge, Simpsons Gap and Manguri, underlining the magnetism and unique history of Australia’s distinct outback. Colours of Burnt Ochre, Mustard and Aqua hues form the foundations from which Eucalypt, Blush and Marine play highlight, with the transitions in-between eliciting the essence of the journey itself.

Taking note of contemporary workwear pieces across generations from all walks of life and with considered detailing, the seasonal collection honours the history and intricacies of modern workwear as it parallels the brands evolution, growing from pasture to pavement, and bush to boardroom. Alongside these modern innovations for the day-to-day, R.M.Williams hero its 1932 origins with graphic logo prints and new takes on heritage iconography whilst a new and innovative approach to materials and silhouettes proffer a modern approach to R.M.Williams purposeful design for the present-day wearer.

R.M.Williams has again turned focus to creating footwear for all of life’s adventures, with iconic boots all finding new footing in this latest chapter, rugged hiking boots, and its urban sneakers. The lace up offering sees the white Kingscote extended into the women’s line, and classics including the Lady Yearling and core Craftsman find modern iterations ready for a new journey.

Handcrafted in Australia, the new styles of Comfort Craftsman are a one-piece Chelsea boot with a chisel toe and flat heel, coming in moulton, yearling, crazy horse and suede leathers. The Kingscote features lace up derby style with an Ortholite insole and yearling EVA unit outsole for both men and women. The Fitzroy and Surry sneakers are a progressive version of a historical classic from the brand, targeted at the urban nomad.

The R.M.Williams Craft range includes three colours in the Drover 1 ½ belt, a solid hide belt with a double metal keeper coming in Chocolate, Black and slate, while the Hamilton Belt offers a slimmer line, padded and lined with a single leather keeper. The Gippsland bag range features heavily throughout, offered in briefcase, duffle and tote versions in both black and taupe/whiskey colourways.

The brands seasonal ready-to-wear denim offering builds on colourways, fit options and styles, staying true to the essence of workwear, with worn in and lighter finishes seen in the Victor jean, Brigalow shirt and the twill denim of the new Rider jacket.

The SS21 outerwear collection draws inspiration from the brands achival pieces with a focus on leather and hardwearing denim. With classic styles and contempory silhoutes the SS21 outwear collection is perfect for the urban traveller. The rider jacket remains a staple style this season with the introduction of new demin and leather colourways across the men’s and women’s collections. The women’s collection sees two new styles, the Calvary twill Utility jacket and slim fit cropped Biker jacket added into the range.

A perfect blend of comfort and adventure intrinsic to the brand and the pursuit of experiences that move you in every sense of the word, the SS21 collection and journey into the heart and birthplace of R.M.Williams will be available from early August 2020.

Source: R.M.Williams