The first drop from Swedish designers Our Legacy Spring Summer 2012 collection has landed at End and as per usual, it doesn’t disappoint, with the brand sticking to their ethos of creating basic yet brilliant clothing.
The label, set up by Cristopher Nying and Jockum Hallin in 2005, has grown steadily and constantly to become one of the most anticipated labels this season. Referencing everything from 1980’s Armani and 90’s Helmut Lang to Hardcore Punk, Wu Tang Clan and Art Installations; the brand’s aim is to create pieces to appease the demand of the basic wardrobe, a feat they achieve with ease.
Following on from the Autumn Winter 2011 ‘Impression’ collection, Our Legacy’s main focus, as always, is centred around fabrics and cuts. This is highlighted in expertly crafted shirting with traditional cuts, like the Placket Button Down Shirt, and some great colour choices, seen in the Generation and 1940’s Button Down styles, and the unconventional such as the Jumbo Shirt, with its ill-proportioned cut exemplified by an over-sized silhouette.
Basic essential pieces provide the backbone of this first drop, with updated styles of the Great Sweat available in a Red or Grey melange which characterised by its boxy 50’s style, or in a premium cotton Navy Melange or a simple Cold Grey which uses silk within its construction and has a washed out, classic fit.
For those of you with a penchant for outerwear, the Swede’s deliver with a lightweight jacket with the cyclist very much in mind. Constructed in Portugal, the Windbreaker, available in an Italian cotton Creamy Paper or nylon Midnight Shadowfly, features a drawstring hood, taped bottom hem and is finished off with a zip closure pouch pocket to the rear of the jacket which is subtle enough to appear unnoticeable if needed. For a more relaxed style, Our Legacy have developed the Great Sweat into two styles of zip ‘bomber jacket’. Coming in a Lined Grey Melange or a slimmer, unlined Navy, the Zip Bomber utilises the premium cotton of the sweater and is finished with full length zip fastening and the classic, sporty bomber collar.
For more thorough browse of the collection, please visit our Our Legacy section of our site…