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The main story for Nigel Cabourn Fall Winter 16 presentation is the expansion of Nigel’s Lybro range into a 25-piece stand-alone collection, which has been Cabourn’s aim since he first introduced the line, last winter. Established in 1927, Lybro became one of the most important work wear brands in the UK making garments for everyday workers throughout the decades until its demise. Breathing new life into this important heritage brand, Nigel Cabourn, has introduced a range of hardwearing vintage inspired work wear clothes, which are manufactured using the best British and Japanese fabrics and trims. Cabourn introduced his Fall Winter 16 Authentic, Lybro and Army Gym collections at his Army Gym store in Covent Garden. The 25 pieces of the collection are all made in Great Britain and features his classic styles such as the Antarctic Parka and Mallory and Cameraman jackets.
Nigel said: It’s been a long-held ambition of mine to develop a collection which really celebrates work wear and doing it by breathing new life into this famous British work wear label fits perfectly with my passion for heritage and history. I hope that this collection, which has all the usual Cabourn DNA but is accessible at a different price point to Authentic, will appeal to a wider audience.
Charcoal grey, marine blue, black and military green are the tons of this season’s color palette. A dry wax finished ‘Hybrid’ Harris Tweed has been developed by the designer himself in the event of Fall Winter 16 , in collaboration with waxed fabric specialists, Halley Stevenson. Cabourn used this new fabric for four looks: a Cameraman jacket and vest, an overcoat and a 1930’s-styled Sherpa jacket (both have removable hoods). For the first time the designer’s introduced a British industrial oilcloth to this line, developed in an ‘old vintage orange’ inspired from a 1930s duster coat. Other fabrics include a hard wearing and rough work wear basic wool, a hydrant work wear blue denim worn traditionally by rail and factory workers, heavy canvas and jersey sweat. Outerwear, jackets, pants, shirts, branded sweat, dungarees, a traditional style boiler suit and an oilcloth cap complete this collection.
Concerning, the Army Gym, Nigel Cabourn took inspirations from the military sportswear used for basic training during World War Two. His Fall Winter 16 Army Gym collections features – only – 6 pieces, all having that kind of heritage look.
Cabourn said: It’s old school training gear, inspired by vintage military training gear and by sports like football, boxing and table tennis – the story is on the label in each garment. It’s not technical sports wear, we’ve made it using 100% cotton but the sweatshirt has been specially developed for this collection, it’s fantastic quality and we’ve used classic colours of navy, white and oatmeal mix.
NIGEL CABOURN AW16
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