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HENRI LLOYD SPRING/SUMMER 2015
TECH-INSPIRED MIXED WITH NEW NAUTICAL
Henri Lloyd, founded in 1963 in Manchester by Henri Strelecki MBE as the original British sailing brand, has built a global reputation for designing and producing quality sailing and lifestyle apparel. This season the Henri Lloyd Spring ’15 collection has been inspired by the sea with nautical references in the fabric chosen for the products.
Timeless staples have been given a contemporary twist, providing a modern and unique design of their nautical preferences. Keeping hold of it’s heritage stripes remain a strong trend, alongside larger, tech-inspired seasonal branding.
Craig Prest, Creative Director for Henri Lloyd today has described this season’s collection as: "Having celebrated 50 years as the Original British Sailing brand and today specialising in the way garments function whilst still maintaining effortless style - our Spring ‘15 collection continues to promote the brand's core design DNA: technological innovation mixed with a rich sailing heritage."
Inspired by the Sea
Henri Lloyd will always continue to create designs inspired from sailing and the sea. For SS15 we see bold nautical looks with a mood described as "new nautical." With a combinations of new fabrics and a trend of tech trims. These create depth to the collection with a mixture of tech-laminations, coatings and pattern.
As far as outwear goes we see tech inspired jackets and gilets for comfort and durability in contrasting colours of blues with orange trim. Graphic and print trends are a bold theme throughout combining with the smarter tailored pieces for a modern and truly personal style.
For footwear, a classic shoe which makes an appearance each summer are boat shoes. Rubber soles for comfort and practicality but with a detailed upper sole for style. Henri Lloyd have taken time and consideration into details, with a contrast sea blue stitched trim against the white soles and earthy neutral and navy to blend with the nautical vibe.
For a smarter feel, there's subtle striped shirts, polo shirts and tailored shorts. In contrast we see classic field style jackets in neutral and earthy tones in comparison to the brighter bold colours. Henri Lloyd’s secret to the latest range is to give you the option of electing one or two classic items to create a twist by mixing in the unexpected. Texture plays a key role in the collection, with lighter weight stitches in marl yarns, providing a sophisticated nod to established and timeless classics.