Inspiration & Colour range
For Autumn/Winter 12 we continue our obsession with all things luxury. Considration from start to finish is the key. We take our time choosing the finest fabrics from across Europe, then we go back to the drawing board with the designs, refine and tweak a classic or two and cook up some new innovative pieces to keep the collection at the top of the game.
This season we bring together a mix of fabrics from traditional tweeds to soft warm handle cottons and 3 layer technical fabrics.Bold French camouflage is complemented by a seasonal pallette of fern greens and soft dove greys.
Fusing the modern techniques of technical 3 layer fabric bonding, the use of traditional Fox Brothers wool and tweed fabrics combined with a love of the unexpected and the innovative, AW12 has proven to be an inspiring collection.
Sourcing our fabrics and manufacturing locally has always been an important part of the Griffin philosophy and this season we are working with local wool and flannel manufacturers Fox Brothers who are based close by in Wellington, Somerset. Established over 250 years ago the manufacturers are credited as the first original creators of flannel cloth. They continue to produce heritage tweeds and worsted cloths from fleece sourced from local Exmoor sheep, which are then spun using local spinners. The wool is then woven on the looms at their factory in Wellington and then sold internationally to renowned designers and manufacturers, including Prada and Gucci. A shared approach to production first drew us to their fabrics four seasons ago and this season we have chosen some of the mill’s most luxurious wools and tweeds. We aspire to eventually keep our own sheep and produce our own wools but until then we continue to support our local mills.
Jackets & Coats
The Dartmouth Coat
A true Griffin piece- Fully reversible to showcase the luxurious midnight Fox Bros. wool and the authentic French camo. A traditional silhouette, complemented with Griffin signature styling along the seams and trims. Finished with a fur lined 4 panel hood and two waterproof zip pockets running from chest to hem. There are other coats out there trying to pull off a similar look but now of them compare (in our humble opinion!).
The Quay Coat
After the huge success of the Quay Coat for AW11/12 we brought it back in all its laser cut and bonded seam glory! Once again featured in Fox Bros. midnight wool and as a seasonal update, Fox Bros Wool in Olive.
The Bladecut Jacket
The Bladecut jacket combines the classic styling of vintage military references with our unique Bladecut technique. It features two chest, button down, bellow pockets and two pouch pockets- a great utility piece thatt stands out from the crowd.
The Overall Pant
A new development in the trouser department...the overall pant harks back to the golden age of workwear. Available in bold French camo and subtle Khaki.With iconic utility pockets and an oversized baggy cut designed to sit on the hips, these pants are sure to become firm Griffin favourites.
The Bladecut Pant
The Bladecut is etched onto the Kingston pant so the fit is slim and neat. The style features military flap, press stud fastening,pockets on each side with a turn up hem, made in an Italian cotton with a great, high twist finish with a small amount of stretch.
The Military shirt of the season is manufactured in super soft, Italian spun cotton. It feautures two flight pockets on the chest and is one of those shirts perfectly designed to be dressed up for the city or dressed down for adventures in the wilderness.