October is here and that heralds the beginning of the gloomy winter months. I really hate winter in general but I do like the excuse it brings to find some new warmer clothing. Top item on everyone’s list is a new jacket, so I have started to scout around some of the most practical but fashionable styles for AW14 from Lavenham.
Back in 1969 Lavenham produced their first quilted horse rug which gave birth to the range of outerwear that we see today. The designs still stay true to the original English templates but add modern twists to keep the collections looking up to date and fresh. For AW14 in particular, sitting alongside the classic Lavenham range is a special collaboration with Fred Perry with a capsule collection for both men and women.
The classic styles however are the stand out options for me, and in particular I have my eye on the Craydon which is a hooded quilted style. Available in both black and navy it can be styled up with just about any look you choose. The added hood is a welcome bonus in my opinion for all those icy cold mornings that we unfortunately have ahead. At least you can enjoy your commute wrapped up in a Lavenham quilt while knowing you still look the part.