Own a piece of Lyle & Scott’s history

To commemorate 140 years of Scottish heritage, artists, fans of the brand, and fashion enthusiasts commissioned by Lyle & Scott have each created an original masterpiece for The 140 Series.

Each creative involved in the submission phases created a unique artwork that represented their chosen year between 1874 and 2014. The 140 pieces of artwork are being used to construct a timeline that represents Lyle & Scott’s success and tireless innovation since 1874.

The 140 artworks are now available to view on the South Africa Lyle & Scott website www.lyleandscott.co.za. Viewers can bid on any artwork of their choice, all of which will have a reserve of R200.

The 140 masterpieces will take pride of place in Gallery MOMO, on 9th of October 2014 and each artist will receive full profit from their artwork. In addition to this the pieces of artwork that fetch the three highest bids will receive: R5000, R3000, and R2000, respectively.

These are some of my favourite pieces.

 

1908 Marcus Myburg

1908 Marcus Myburg

1879 Simon Keeling

1879 Simon Keeling

2011 Paula Gruben

2011 Paula Gruben

Fashion Rewind

I should’ve known that it was only matter of time before the 80’s peaked its bouncy, colourful head into the runways and into our stores. Fashion always repeats but sometimes, in a much better, bolder fashion.

I received a sneak peak of Lyle & Scott’s Summer Season 2013 (SS13) Vintage collection and I’m happy to report that the items are VERY wearable. The fashonistas behind the “Golden Hawk”, have drawn inspiration from the British Youth “Casuals” Culture during the mid 80’s – a time influenced by the energy, style and attitude. I was also, just a toddler so I can barely remember what was hot or not. This now provides me with sort of clean slate and I can go absolutely mad with 80’s fashion.

Lyle & Scott only entered the South African market last year and so far it has not disappointed mostly because of the brand’s reputation for quality and craftsmanship but more so because of the their clothes being fun and preppy that oozes that cool, calm and collected British charm.

Key pieces pay homage to the ‘Casuals’ era and include lightweight colour blocked parkas, bold striped polo’s and flecked jacquard knits.

The New collection is dived into three themes:

3D Knitwear: Their iconic and well-crafted jumpers take on chunky cables and different textures geared for spring in lightweight Pima Cotton.

Classic British Sportswear: The Classic British Sportswear have been a given a new twist. Stripes and colour blocking will yet again dominate summer.

Summer Pastels: Clever ideas for clever shoppers like me; I buy items and colours with a long shelf life and this is why this is my favourite theme from the collection. The pastels are subtle yet vibrant and can be paired with anything. The palette consists of bold primary colours of Windsor Blue, Fern Green, Spectra Yellow and Red which complement more vivid and sun bleached pastel shades of Rosette Pink, Light Blue and Pastel Yellow.

Standout items for me are the polo’s and colour blocked parkas. Have a look.

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