New & Lingwood presents its Spring Summer 2022 collection
New & Lingwood presents its Spring Summer 2022 collection, its first under Creative Director Tom Leeper. The collection & campaign mark a clear direction for the brand as it continues to evolve its distinctive blend of classic and contemporary style, focusing its innovation on its iconic loungewear.
The inspiration for the collection is drawn from the Scottish Colourists (a set of 4 artists who were influenced heavily by the French Fauvist artists use of colour), and in particular their later careers, where they integrated bold explosions of colour to support softer tones. Creative Director, Tom Leeper states, “For them painting was a celebration of life, and their instinct was to show the world in the best possible light. Their use of colour is dramatic but always considered, and I used this as a starting point when building the palette for the collection, combining softer tones in our tailoring but accentuating them with bolder ones in our shirts, knitwear and loungewear.”
At the collection’s heart are the brand’s dressing gowns, in a selection of intricately woven English silk, crisp Seersuckers and embroidered and breezy linens. New this season – working with a mill in Macclesfield, England, New & Lingwood has developed a two-way printed silk, used in the collection on an unlined dressing gown to add another layer of detailed design. All gowns are richly adorned with trim detailing and handmade in England – most at New & Lingwood’s Jermyn Street Atelier. Complementing the dressing gowns are the brand’s pyjamas; this season crafted in new linens, classic cottons and a selection of silk printed Liberty designs. Alongside is an updated take on the iconic Albert Slipper in linen, silk and velvet, having integrated a new sole to allow the slippers to be worn both inside and out.
As the brand continues to reimagine loungewear, it expands its offering of silk knitwear – in crewneck jumpers, cable knit cardigans and open neck polo shirts. Fabric innovation is interwoven into its tailoring, with the introduction of jackets and outerwear made from linen typically used as upholstery fabric. This cloth has the benefit of supplying structure and minimal creasing whilst still being breathable, perfect for Spring weather.
The collection is full of texture and perhaps best illustrated through combination of a Blackwatch silk fabric with a Donegal fleck in a structured yet casual suit. The collection campaign, photographed by Charlotte Hadden, follows a group of friends as they spend a weekend in a friend’s English country home and is a celebration of the fusion of classic tailoring and relaxed loungewear.