“Once A Mother’s Child” Creative director Luke Meier has continually proven his competence when it comes to the synthesis of art and fashion. For his Fall/Winter collection, he has chosen to explore the feelings that may be associated with a return to one’s home, and particularly after an intense or traumatic experience abroad. As part of this concept, Meier has looked to the work of two artists who fought in WWII, albeit for opposite sides- Joseph Beuys (1921-86) and Elmsworth Kelly (1923-2015). Beuys is seen through the use of felt coats and rubber boots, while Kelly’s colour field work has influenced the majority of the graphics in the collection. Additionally, Kelly’s occupation during the war has been referenced; he was part of the “Ghost Army”, which was tasked with creating realistic Allied units, complete with inflatable tanks, as an intimidation tactic.