Nigel Cabourn vs Lanificio Cerruti AW 13/14


As Britain shudders under its yearly not-that-cold spell, it's tempting to look forward to the coming of spring and summer. And while we'd happily spend the colder months in a modernist apartment block in Seville or Naples, there is one consolation about the cold weather – a collaboration between Italian brand Cerutti and heritage godfather Nigel Cabourn. Sadly, it's for next year – still, it really is something to look forward to. 

Unsurprisingly for a Cabourn collection, there are strong references to mountaineering, this time to the Everest expedition of 1952, on which Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay conquered the world's highest mountain. Nino Cerruti, meanwhile, adds his intepretation of classic British luxury, a look that Italians never seem to tire of. The results are quite simply stunning. Cerutti says:

"The collection is inspired by the hunting and fishing estates held by the British aristocracy from 1901 to 1952. The fabrics used have been part of British history for more than a hundred years, but for the first time this year, make their entrance into the collection the precious fabrics of Lanificio Cerruti. In particular, the 750 gr. 100 per cent cashmere that is available in vintage colours like orange and army green, is used to reinterpret a true leader of the oldest English tradition, the coat of Lord Montgomery."

From duffel coats to thick, winter outer shells and tailored tweed jackets, this collection is one the standouts from the recent menswear shows in London, Berlin and Florence. Our only gripe? It's making us yearn for an early cold snap in October.


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