Nigel Cabourn Autumn/Winter 2012
I’ve been wanting to talk about the Nigel Cabourn Autumn/Winter 2012 collection for a while now, after being privy to seeing some of its development whilst visiting the Cabourn studio last year (find that post here). Now that it’s finally broken cover thanks to these great images of their stand at Berlin’s Bread and Butter, from the Redwing blog I can.
As with the ‘Ascent of Cabourn’ collection, everything here has been developed to coincide with a historically significant moment – this time the 100th anniversary of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to reach the South Pole.
The day prior to my studio visit, Nigel and the team had been to the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge on a research trip and I was lucky enough to see the photographs they’d taken on the day (many of them of items that aren’t on show to the public) and be talked through some of the ideas going into the garments.
Consisting of recreations of 13 pieces of clothing worn by Scott and his party during their time in the Antarctic there’s an emphasis on larger pieces of outerwear (as you’d expect from a collection based on clothing worn in inhospitable environments) with favoured fabrics like Harris Tweed, Ventile, wool and Shearling featuring heavily.
Everything in the range will be strictly limited edition (100 pieces per item) and as with the ‘Ascent’ collection, each piece will come with a beautifully crafted hardback book – I for one can’t wait to see more of this up close in the coming months. For more information on the brand, or to find your nearest stockist, go to the website here: Nigel Cabourn.