The skies may still be grey and the weather is anything but balmy, but here at Sunspel we’re already dreaming of sunny afternoons and sand between our toes. This is thanks to the arrival of our new season, full as ever with classic and contemporary pieces that will fit seamlessly into your winter wardrobe and carry you all the way through to the summer months.
We began the design process by studying the abstract works of mid-century British artist Peter Lanyon, whose vivid landscape paintings are reflected in the bright blues, vibrant reds, soft greens and dusty greys of the new collection. The bright new shades are a celebration of summer that sit perfectly alongside classic colours and consistent favourites.
As always, the Sunspel tradition of innovation has informed the collection, and new fabrics have been developed using the blueprints of our extensive archive. We crafted the Spring/Summer collection from luxurious fabrics that feel light and fresh, like adding silk and cotton poplin mixes to our Womenswear to give the dresses and shirts a soft lustre and a cool crispness. Linen has been incorporated into menswear shirting, and blended with cotton for cool, lightweight jackets and trousers. These soft and breezy pieces will be the perfect additions to your warm weather wardrobe, so whether you spend the summer in the city or travelling abroad your smart casual dress code will be covered.
Our signature Sea Island cotton continues to be a key focus this season. Created from the rarest cotton in the world and spun by experts in Switzerland, wearing this highly prized fabric will turn something as everyday as dressing into a moment of pleasure. We used this luxuriously soft and beautifully fine fabric to create a smart new Sea Island cotton poplin shirt, while the knitted range has expanded to offer T-Shirts, Polo Shirts and sophisticated cardigan sets, as well as our core collection of premium underwear.
We always pride ourselves on producing comfortable and refined loungewear at Sunspel, and this season is certainly no exception. Our Loopback leisurewear returns in a new and improved style – and plenty of new colours – alongside a new range of lightweight Cellulock leisurewear that is designed with comfort in mind. Whether you wear them for relaxing, exercising or just keeping warm, these contemporary versions of classic style sportswear are the perfect fit.
When it comes to the bedroom, our women’s sleepwear takes luxury to new levels with the launch of our first silk pyjama sets in elegant blue stripes. These indulgent pieces are perfect for lazy Sundays under the covers, but they’re so beautiful you’ll find yourself wearing them out the house too – accessorise them correctly and no one will notice you’ve left home in your pyjamas. The men’s range has expanded too, with supremely soft Pima cotton pyjamas in varying shades of blue. And while we don’t recommend wearing these to work, we can certainly recommend them for getting cosy of an evening with a good book and a glass of something.
The collection is completed with accessories that will tie any Sunspel look together. Our first footwear line is made up of soft suede loafers; sports inspired sneakers and understated leather sandals, each in keeping with the pared back, unpretentious aesthetic of the brand. Whether you’re off for a relaxing break or it just happens to be dress down day at the office, simply pair a Sunspel shoe with one of our versatile new leather–trimmed bags for a stylish finishing touch to your casualwear.
Visit one of our Sunspel stores or click the link below to discover the new collection for yourself.
Photographer: Thomas Giddings
Models: Jane Moseley, Will Dailey & Dylan Fender
Location: New York