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Monday, 18th Feb 2013
For Spring/Summer 2013, our women's Laurel Wreath Collection takes inspiration from 1950s British youth culture - teddy girl tailoring combines with a bold use of pattern to bring new direction to classic pieces.
Floral Print Cardigan and Fred Perry Shirt - click here to view the collection.
Print is key - vintage florals are abstracted and darkened, beautiful silk blend prints feminise solid black knits and the three button shirt. A mostly monochromatic palette is mellowed with tones of golden yellow and hazy blue.
Accessories have been reworked for spring, with ostrich effect high-shine leather and rose gold coloured hardware bringing a sophisticated feel to classic styles. A new selection of footwear completes the look - key styles include the Lyttleton patent leather loafer, topped with tassels and finished with a seamed moccasin detail around the toe.
Tuesday, 5th Feb 2013
This spring, our men's Laurel Wreath Collection takes inspiration from the early 1980s British graphic art movement with an overall clean, modern and experimental approach. Key influences on the collection include artists such as Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, both famed for their seminal work with musicians and innovative approach to design - Saville famously created the iconic Unknown Pleasures album artwork for Joy Division whilst Garrett was one of the first artists to convert to digital techniques in the early 90s.
Space Dot Jacquard Sweater - click here to view
A two colour dot pattern evocative of early computer cards and an industrial dash print, both reminiscent of the pioneering graphics movement, bring depth to slim fit shirts and lightweight Italian knitwear.
Industrial Dash Print Shirt - click here to view
Elsewhere in the collection, seams have been shifted, button-up pockets give way to unexpected colour pops and envelope collars add detail to simple styles. A toned down palette of steel greys, pastel green and soft pinks is punctuated with flashes of brights.
Monday, 28th Jan 2013
Spring 2013 sees the launch of a collection of contemporary interpretations of some of our most iconic, sports inspired pieces. The Capsule Sportswear Collection combines a sharp, modernist silhouette with traditional performance fabrics; accented by bold pops of colour taken from our early sportswear catalogues.
The classic Fred Perry shirt has given a 21st century makeover. Maintaining its clean lines, a laser cut bonded pocket has been added to the chest, fastening with a streamlined reverse coil zip. Laser cut eyelets under the arms combine with a sports mesh lining for a technical feel, whilst a specially designed silicone Laurel Wreath print completes the look.
Traditional crew neck sweats have been modernised with concealed zip pockets, and overdyed in vintage hues. Elsewhere in the collection, a lightweight and innovative technical Harrington jacket has been crafted in a special metal infused yarn. Finished with a waterproof zip fastening and functioning back vent; this key jacket style is a seamless blend of form and function.