Inspired by the local Derbyshire area home to the John Smedley heritage since 1784, Autumn/Winter 15 showcases a modern take on both the mining culture, taking the textures and patterns found throughout, and a particular focus on local stone Blue John – found only in this area the stone has unique colour ways and formations which form a central point to the signature collection.
Pops of new colour ways Inca Gold and Topaz, hint at the jewels to be found within the mining culture, whilst new takes on plaid patterning and textures anchor this very masculine feeling collection.
Port shades alongside fresher Teals keep the overall palette Autumnal and details are found in leather patching to key pieces and new textures across key styles the crew neck, roll neck and jacket offer a modern take on the classic fisherman sweater.
The signature piece of the collection ‘Lithic’ features a pioneering intarsia print inspired by the Blue John rock formation itself, available in both Blue John and Charcoal shades this is a clear focal point and with only a limited run available, a truly unique garment.
John Smedley (24 Brook Street, London W1K 5DG)