For AW13, Nigel Cabourn has returned to the heroic age of Antarctic exploration that has influenced the majority of his work, taking inspiration from the equipment the icons of this age outfitted themselves with before setting out on their polar adventures.

Several of Nigel’s best loved designs are back for this season, each one finished with the same impeccable attention to detail and designed with the same respect for authenticity that have made them such iconic pieces.

A genuine treasure trove of design history, Nigel Cabourn’s personal archive of over 4000 vintage pieces continues to provide a wealth of inspiration, acting as an incredible pool of inspiration which he has drawn from time and time again.

A long-standing Cabourn favourite, the Jersey Zip Crew is based on a military issue phys-ed track top from the 1960’s and is back for AW13, constructed from an incredibly durable cotton jersey sourced from Japan and featuring a whole host of authentic details.

A focus on artisanal craftsmanship has always been key to Cabourn’s approach and AW13 is no different, with a selection of traditional knits in 100% wool, fully constructed in Scotland.

The Mallory, a piece which is iconic of the Authentic collection’s design ethos, is also back for AW13, alongside the Cameraman and Aircraft jackets, all of which have grown from strength to strength, season after season.

The highlight of the collection and an example of how good a piece of outerwear can be, the Everest Parka tops off what is shaping up to be a jaw dropping selection from this acclaimed designer.

Appearing this season in bold indigo or full camouflage, the Everest Parka is a recreation of the coat worn by sir Edmund Hilary on his Antarctic and Everest expeditions and is constructed with a full Ventile shell, hand stuffed with goose down and features both a sheepskin lined hood and genuine coyote fur trimmed collar. All in all a truly uncompromising piece of design.

To be among the first to get your hands on a piece from the latest collection by this incredible British designer, head to the Nigel Cabourn section now.