A British Affair: Hobbs Launches the Heritage Collection

Hobbs has enlisted the forces of not one, not two, but four iconic British fabric houses on its latest drop – marrying contributions from long-time partner Abraham Moon with those of Liberty, Harris Tweed and Joseph H. Clissold in the service of a capsule collection combining the traditional with the unexpected in the embodiment of the very essence of British heritage style. If proof of the wisdom of such a collaboration were needed, simply look to the archive Liberty print-adorned Harris Tweed ‘Amisfield’ coat. Then throw it on over the contrasting shirt and trousers for a quintessentially British punk/princess style statement.

Still struggling to find a way to work the ’70s trend into your workaday wardrobe? Two words you probably wouldn’t have put together – ‘pinstripe’ and ‘flares’ – could be set to change that, courtesy of Hobbs’ Liberty-lined Joseph H. Clissold trouser suit.

Meanwhile, Harris Tweed’s Highland heritage is celebrated in an alliance of bold tartan checks with contemporary cuts, and 178-year-old Yorkshire woollen mill Abraham Moon serves up staple Hobbs fare with a twist in the form of fringed tweed shifts and separates.

Craftsmanship and creativity are the buzzwords emanating from Hobbs HQ – two things surely worthy of a little celebration in the current climate.

Read more about the Heritage Collection here. The range is available to shop online and in Hobbs stores now.

Samantha Simmonds