Famed Greek illustrator and our friend, Konstantin Kakanias has returned to OB for the second time with a collaboration depicting the vibrancy of the jungle, in his own inimitable style. Konstantin’s colourful paintings, inspired by the Mato Grosso jungle in Brazil and the fauna found there, demonstrate his artist flair and playful spirit. We’ve transferred his beautiful prints onto our swim shorts, OB-Ts and womenwear cover-ups. We caught up with the artist at his Los Angeles home to discuss his creative process, next holiday and thirst for exploration.
Photography by Frederic Malle’
"I love Orlebar Brown, I’m very, very honoured to be collaborating a second time,
and I hope they’ll be a third!"
"For this project I did a lot of research and a lot of drawing."
"Next I think I’m going to go to Ethiopia to walk in the landscape there. Every single voyage is an education. If you explore a city or a jungle, even a simple walk in the country can be an exploration."
"My dream holiday is always the holiday is a natural one with water. I’m Greek so the most beautiful beach I’ve been to lately is on the island of Milos. I’m giving you a gift with this beach; it’s called Triades on the west side of Milos."
Midnight Monarch Konstantin Print Mid-Length Swim Short
Konstantin Jungle Vista Round Neck T-Shirt
Papillion Preach Konstantin Print Shorter Length Swim Short