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02 March 2018

JACKET REQUIRED X HENRI LLOYD X RE-EXPLORED FROM OUR ARCHIVES



With technology born at sea, among the harshest conditions on the planet, in the challenges of man versus nature, Henri Lloyd created apparel that tamed the elements, with a relentless pursuit of excellence.

A story of people who never settle for the ordinary - fearlessly changing their world. Henri Lloyd's journey and legacy is a pursuit of innovation, a lineage of creative restlessness, a continuing commitment to empower people in chasing their dreams.

In a throw-away era, Henri Lloyd endeavours to make timeless clothing to appreciate for life. Influenced by its origins and challenged by a new generation, Henri Lloyd re-explores a selection of historic jacket styles for the new season, marking the collection by showcasing key, original pieces from its archive at Jacket Required this January.

Travelling through history, technical design and engineering construction, the Henri Lloyd Archive property includes original paper patterns and paper sketches by Mr Henri, with complementing pieces including the 1973 Ocean Racer Adventure Jacket, designed by Mr Henri for the inaugural Whitbread Round-the-World Race; 1979 Portland Jacket, crafted with the coastal sailor in mind as one of the first protective jackets in the world to have fully taped, waterproof seams; 1989 Hamble Peacoat, the traditional marine Peacoat with built-in protective engineering; and 1990 Manor Jacket, originally developed from Mr Henri's 1965 Consort Jacket, created in the 1980s from a new fabrication using synthetic coated fabrics previously only used in the sailing industry.









 
This is not a vintage collection. We will present contemporary designs staying true to the original, with built-in protective engineering for today’s lifestyle. Our Re-explored from our Archive exhibition will showcase 10 original archive jackets and share each of their unique stories. This includes the Ocean Racer Jacket originally designed by my father for the inaugural Whitbread Round-the-World Race in 1973, to survive the treacherous Southern Ocean – widely regarded as the most inhospitable on earth. 
 
Martin Strzelecki, CEO, Henri Lloyd.









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