Welcome back for AW15. With influences from home and across the Atlantic, this season we turn our attention to masters of the skies for this season’s ‘Flyers’ collection.
Original garments, photographs, artwork and insignia are just some of the marvellous museum finds honoured through interpretation across the range, with design concepts informed by RAF Bomber Command, the Battle of Britain and the parachutists of the airborne divisions. Highlights include the introduction of R&E visibility details – brilliant, contrast-colour fabric patches inspired by the bright painted, fluorescent hoods seen on authentic Coastal Command jackets!
Digging through the archives, we uncovered superb American twists gleaned from our fascination with US aircrew finery and clever aircraft nose art during the 1940s. Combining this with Realm & Empire’s signature British style provides us with the inspiration for our knitted bomber-style cardigan, the addition of faux shearling collar details and the inclusion of an incredible, authentic Type A2 hand-painted leather flying jacket in collaboration with Cockpit USA – a real show-stopper!
Keep a lookout for many more Second World War influences across the range including a fresh consignment of British-made knitwear, jackets incorporating technical twists and an all-over print featuring the iconic Supermarine Spitfire silhouette!
Realm & Empire aficionados know that this clothing is not just about visual appeal – it shows appreciation for our forefathers, our history and the unique craft and design skills that have been developed over many years, all carefully infused with contemporary design and an unwavering attention to detail.