Henri Lloyd is launching a new range of jackets titled ‘re-explored from their archive’ for both men and women for a/w 18, staying true to the originals with built in protective engineering for today’s lifestyle.
Taking inspiration from original designs and keeping Henri Lloyd signature details, the jackets are a contemporary update of fabrications, designs, and colour palette.
The a/w 18 collection consists of 17 jackets for men and 9 for women, all redesigned from an archive jacket, with many designs going back to the 1960s. This leads on from Henri Lloyd’s successful Consort Project presented at Pitti Uomo for a/w 17, which demonstrated a renewed focus on premium jackets at the core of the brand.
The new jackets will incorporate the leading edge of high performance fabric and technologies from Henri Lloyd’s marine range, including exclusive GORE-tex fabric, the latest in durable water repellent finish fabrics, Van Dyke stitching and Schoeller protective wool.
The hero of the new collection is the re-explored 1973 Ocean Racer Jacket. Known for over 40 years as the staple jacket for round the world racers, many of the technical innovations have become industry standard, such as the non-corrosive zips and Velcro fastenings. The collection also includes the men’s Forth Jacket in a new fabrication to protect from the elements, and men’s and women’s styles re-explored from the 1960s Portland Jacket and 1980s Manor Jacket.
“With over 50 years of experience designing technical jackets we are excited to have re-explored our extensive archive to launch an incredible range of jackets. Henri Lloyd’s reputation for quality and jackets is at the heart of the brand and the range for autumn 18,” says Martin Strzelecki, CEO.
Henri Lloyd will showcase the ‘Re-explored from our Archive’ collection at Jacket Required in London on 24-25 January 2018.