In 2016, Our Legacy – the cult Stockholm-based label identified for ’unfamiliar acquainted’ items that draw inspiration from classic silhouettes – inaugurated its ‘Work Store’ undertaking, a workspace and retail platform which focuses on re- and upcycling. This month, the newest chapter of Our Legacy Work Store launches with Matches Vogue, taking up the retailer’s London townhouse 5 Carlos Place and releasing an unique 12-piece assortment that it calls ‘a love letter to the British Isles’.
A part of the gathering is a collaboration with British heritage model Baracuta, greatest identified for its Harrington G9 jacket. Within the spirit of the Work Store, Our Legacy reimagines the seminal type utilising high quality wools which were upcycled or repurposed from its earlier collections. Sustaining the recognisable options of the jacket – particularly, dog-ear collar, ribbed cuffs, raglan sleeves and Fraser tartan lining – the archivally impressed type nonetheless encapsulates Our Legacy’s signature off-kilter strategy. Every jacket is completed with the Our Legacy Work Store brand on the chest and is out there in tan and black colourways.
Our Legacy Work Store: ‘a love letter to the British Isles’
Jockum Hallen – considered one of Our Legacy’s three co-founders, alongside Cristopher Nying and Richardos Klarén – says that the broader capsule assortment is impressed by Britain’s longtime hyperlinks with craftsmanship, from shoemaking and cloth weaving, to the tailoring of Savile Row. ‘We now have put collectively our dream assortment of Our Legacy tweaked traditional UK diehards – the double-breasted go well with, the raincoat, the Harrington and the Scottish lambswool knit, iconic and timeless, all performed by the Our Legacy Work Store manner utilizing deadstock and residual materials,’ he says.
‘Trying from afar, it’s simple to romanticise across the concept of a small manufacturing facility doing what they’ve at all times performed,’ he continues, noting that among the upcycled materials had been leftovers from Britain’s historic producers (amongst them Harris Tweed and Scottish wool). ‘However the precise methods of manufacturing one thing long-lasting in a healthful manner is one thing we deeply respect and aspire to.’
The gathering launches right this moment (7 December 2022) on the Our Legacy Work Store pop-up at Matches Vogue’s 5 Carlos Place, London, whereby consumers can take pleasure in complimentary customisation from artists Namita Khade and Hank Grüner. The Baracuta jacket – which follows the latest Baracuta x Junya Watanabe and Baracuta x Engineered Clothes collaborations – may even be obtainable from each of the model’s web sites, alongside Matches Vogue.
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