Nigel Cabourn typically creates several different collections in one each season. In order to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a designer, he created a very special SS18 collection for London Mens Fashion Week.
The first part was called ‘Whatever Happened to Sean Flynn,’ focusing on the life of war photojournalist Sean Flynn. Both menswear and womenswear were part of the collection, and the key trends are camo (two tone, in faded blue) and hardware details. Cabourn explains that his garments are made to last a lifetime, after all, and chose to create his very own special fabrics for the collection. Although his collections may be inspired by military, the designer himself is a pacifist. This capsule collection is particularly special because Sean Flynn was attempting to get the truth about what was happening during the Vietnam War.
The next part is a small one called ‘Authentic Limited Edition 3’ and features mainly menswear. Seven out of nine pieces in the collection are menwear, plus one unisex and one style for women. These designs are more of a British mod style, with looks like patchwork.
The final part, ‘Lybro’ is an 18-piece collection intermixing funky 1960s pieces with military war-inspired garments. There’s also a few vintage-style pieces in this part of the collection.
Althought BDMOTP isn’t a fan of war, we do love Cabourn’s garments and find that they are quite functional and durable. It’s true — a Nigel Cabourn piece may just last you a lifetime.
Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Nigel Cabourn.