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THE ARTIST - BEHIND THE COLLECTION

Our talented designers are the artists behind this collection, inspired by the work of 1930s greats such as Picasso and Delaunay. The journey from freehand sketches to our luxurious finished products has never been more apparent, with hand-painted patterns and striking, abstract designs recreated in ultra-soft Cashmere and Merino Wool. A radiant palette of Mondrian Red, Capri Blue and Sunflower Yellow dominates our Spring Summer platform, ‘The Artist’.

Cubism meets state-of-the-art print techniques in this season's stunning Tissue Print Scarf. This tissue weight blanket scarf features digitally printed original artwork that plays with scale and proportion. Bold, colourful flowers overlay a freehand herringbone design in the essential shades of the collection, on an almost weightless Cashmere canvas. The Johnstons of Elgin bee is elegantly positioned on the edge.

Our Tissue Print Square also makes its debut for Spring Summer 20, a distinctive 90cm x 90cm scarf that can be worn around the neck or as headwear. In addition to the Floral Herringbone design, the Cashmere Square comes in a Geometric Herringbone pattern, with accents of red, blue, black and white. 

The liberal brushstrokes of our recurring botanical design are replicated in knit in our Floral Hand Intarsia Jumper. Hand skills have been combined with innovative technology to create this Cashmere masterpiece, a statement sweater for Spring and Summer that can be layered in colder temperatures. Team with our Wide Leg Trousers made with a blend of Extra Fine Merino Wool and Linen. These beautifully draping trousers are one quarter lined in sumptuous silk.

Contrasts of textures and patterns are at the heart of ‘The Artist’ collection, exemplified by our Multi Stripe Jumper, a luxurious batwing design with a unique contrasting stripe pattern. Texture is equally front and centre in our Diamond Batwing Jumper, with a lace-inspired diamond design and three-quarter length sleeves.

Athluxe pieces for women also step up a gear this season, in particular our seamless Cashmere Hoodie with metallic trim and an elegant split hem. The gold detailing gives versatility to this 2020 must-have, ensuring it can take you from day into the evening as required. 

The resolute hues of ‘The Artist’s palette carry over into our men’s pieces. Our Short Sleeve Plaid Polo Shirt gives a nod to our Scottish heritage, with a defined check, jacquard-knitted on equipment that is exclusive, within Europe, to Johnstons of Elgin. Superfine Merino Wool makes this a super-soft choice, with temperature regulating properties.

Innovative and lightweight, Superfine Merino Wool recurs in our men’s Round Neck Jumper, an effortlessly stylish wardrobe staple, made with Whole Garment Technology for an entirely seam-free finish. Our Superfine V Neck Cardigan is similarly seamless, with finely ribbed trims and a button front finish.

Our men’s Slim Fit Bomber Jacket gives a luxury edge to a sports-inspired design, made with softest Cashmere Velour. The lustrous sheen elevates this stand-out outerwear, finished with gunmetal zip detailing on the front, pockets and cuffs. Wear with our men's Jogger Trousers, made with Extra Fine Merino Wool and Linen and not intended to be reserved for the sports field. A drawstring waist and tapered silhouette give these lightweight trousers a contemporary feel. Soft to the touch, they are guaranteed to keep you cool as the temperature rises.

Add a head-turning finishing touch to any outfit with our Lightweight Plain Scarf in striking Sunflower Yellow. Extra Fine Merino Wool makes this unisex accessory soft to the touch and cool enough to wear in the warmer months. The vibrant colours, distinctive patterns and varying textures of this unique collection perfectly showcase the skills of our designers and craftspeople. Each luxurious product is a work of art in its own right. Which pieces will you add to your collection?

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