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the henri lloyd of jackets
The Consort Jacket is a true Henri Lloyd original, designed by Mr Henri in 1965. The pioneering new jacket was created to protect explorers against the worst of weather conditions, and combined all of Mr Henri’s innovation in waterproof fabrication. 2017 marks a new chapter in the Consort story…
In 1967, the Consort was put to the ultimate test, when it was worn by Sir Francis Chichester for the first solo sailing voyage around the globe. He famously chose a green Consort, which surprised many as green was often considered a poor choice for sailors as it doesn’t stand out in the sea. When asked about his choice, Sir Francis replied ‘Who would be there to see me?’
For 2017 we invited 5 designers to draw from their own curiosity in re-exploring the essence of the iconic jacket. Fusing original design with the latest technical innovations in fabrication and craftsmanship, the result; 13 unique interpretations created for a new generation of adventurous minds. The collection is a collaboration by Italian designers Leopoldo Ditadi, Guy Abecassis and Alessandro Balma as well as British designer Nigel Bradshaw.