Henri Lloyd marked its 50-year milestone with the reissue of its Olmes Carretti jacket.
Founder Henri Strzelecki designed the original consort jacket in 1963, then in the 1980s Italian designer Olmes Carretti redesigned it. Some 30 years later the collaboration is back, with a jacket in an Italian close-weave nylon based on the original bri-nylon design. Spring 13’s version will be available in 16 colours (three of which are pictured) ranging from the original navy to fuchsia, wholesaling at about £107. A polo shirt collection will also sit alongside the jacket range at about £31.30. “Without that jacket, we wouldn’t be sitting here,” said joint chief executive Paul Strzelecki, son of Henri. “It’s almost anti-fashion what we’ve designed. It’s not as soft as what we have in our main collection; it’s a bit more rugged.” Strzelecki added that London and the Southeast is a key growth area for the brand. “In terms of fashion, there is a lot more we can do in London and the Southeast. We sell our Marine line to more than 50 countries and our Lifestyle line to about 25, so there is potential.”
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