We are proud to release the latest Nigel Cabourn collaboration with Lavenham which has seen the two brands working together within their own home turf in Britain. Lavenham, originating in Suffolk, pride themselves starting out as quality horse rug makers in 1969 but have continued to grow ever since – expanding their product line into a strong outerwear range for men, women, and horses too.
We admire the label’s ‘Lavenham Blue’ range, men and womens outerwear made from Suffolk broadcloth hand dyed in indigo blue with a herb called woad. To make things more romantic of course, this dying process comes from the Medieval time period. So, ‘suppose it makes sense that one British outerwear company manufacturing in England, using textiles developed themselves join forces with a slightly different flavour of British outerwear greatness who sings the same production tune, selling in similar global markets (Japan a big part of the equation). Sometimes when the math is simple, we freak out because math should be confusing… But to us, this kind of small ecological footprint and easy-going design process is what the world needs. Don’t over think it.
Ziggedy click, we’re sure looking forward to seeing the Lavenham flavoured Mallory Cameraman and Vest hitting stores for winter 16 next year, because the math certainly works out to us! You’ll find this salty blue tying in with other Cabourn winter 16 releases as well, which you have to admire in light of being super organised and solidly story-boarded.
Here, Nigel, Drew Holmes and Ponytail Journal travelled to Holy Island, a few clicks north of the design studio in Newcastle to shoot the upcoming looks for the horse-y winter situation next year. If you take a look closely, you’ll find all the lovely Cabourn hardware like the cameraman clips, sitting alongside the classic Lavenham snap buttons and quilting. It’s like playing hopscotch with a childhood pal, simple and fun as that.
Thanks for reading! Nige, Lauren, and Drew.