Functional doesn’t have to mean frumpy, as new outerwear specialist La Menta proves.
The brand is launching its first womenswear collection for autumn 15 on a short order basis, alongside a menswear range for spring 16.
The pieces are designed in London but manufactured in the brand’s own family-run factory in Suzhou, China, which has been producing outerwear for a number of global brands for more than 30 years but is launching its own brand for the first time.
Luxury fabrics combine with high-tech materials and finishes to tick both the fashion and performance elements. The womenswear collection has 14 pieces, including a padded white bomber jacket (wholesaling for £145) and a techno fur parka (£345), while menswear heroes include a biker jacket and a reversible jacket with synthetic fabric on one side and waffle jersey on the other.