The latest effort from a designer whose obsession with the ingenuity of performance clothing has led him to create some of the most impressive contemporary menswear designs of recent years and one that we are proud to say bases himself in our fair city, the SS15 collection from Nigel Cabourn is available online right here at END.
Taking inspiration from the functionality of vintage military, sporting and performance pieces, drawing from a personal archive that numbers in its thousands, the Cabourn Team use archive designs as a base, appropriating details where necessary and pushing them as far as they can go.
This time around the focus has been placed firmly on fabrics, translating tones and textures from vintage pieces across a range of new fabrics whilst combining the best of traditional English craftsmanship with the expertly engineered designs of Japan.
Nowhere is this approach better shown than in their choice of summer ready fabrics for this collection, utilising a textured loomstate linen sourced from Ireland in place of their usual Harris Tweed designs and a lightweight cotton twill across their new tailored designs.
The highlight of each collection from Cabourn is their incredible outerwear and this first drop for SS15 certainly doesn’t disappoint, with densely woven cotton poplins, loomstate linen and his signature L24 ventile used across a collection of WW2 inspired pieces.
Look for the Nigel Carbourn SS15 collection online now at EndClothing.co.uk.