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Nigel Cabourn Autumn/Winter 2012

January 19, 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.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Andy Weston permalink
    January 23, 2012 9:16 am

    This looks like it’s going to be fantastic, do you know any more about what actual pieces we can expect?

    • January 23, 2012 3:31 pm

      Everything I know is quite sketchy at the moment I’m afraid. As soon as I have something to share it’ll be on here though.

  2. jonny Briggs permalink
    January 23, 2012 10:04 am

    That big fuck off fur thing looks nuts. Well Hoth.

  3. James permalink
    January 24, 2012 10:38 am

    Looks like its going to be excellent!

  4. January 24, 2012 7:36 pm

    Great collection, if they turn the pricing up another notch it’ll be out of my price range though unfortunately..Would love the book, shame you can’t buy it independent of the garments.

    • January 25, 2012 9:32 am

      Hopefully it won’t be too far above current pricing, although due to the small quantity of items it probably will have a premium.

      I’ll check with them about the book and see if they’re releasing any on their own.

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