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TRANSEASONAL - BEHIND THE COLLECTION

April 2020

Relaxed, fluid silhouettes, rich textures and attention to detail define our elegant transeasonal collection. For women, subtle pastel shades are sophisticated and easy to wear while glimmers of silver and gold take loungewear to a new level. Menswear pieces in Slate Green, Ottoman and Nude have a vintage feel, and lightweight fibres bridge the gap between seasons. We also play with textures for spring and summer, introducing lace-inspired structures and lightweight weaves, creating unique designs that can be worn every day.  

Johnstons of Elgin’s Creative Director, Alan Scott, explains: ‘Our women’s collection features subtle pastel shades like lavender, powder pink and pale blue set across an ecru colour. They are soft to the eye and very different from the original collection. These are super feminine pieces for women. In loungewear we have introduced beautiful little details such as slithers of gold in the piping on the shoulders, on the legs, drawstring and trim, elevating this collection into a luxury arena.’

Intentionally mismatched elements have a cubist feel, reflecting inspiration our designers gleaned from artists of the 1930s. Our distinctive women’s Mismatched Stripe Cardigan is one example, featuring an abstract-look step hem.

Striped Tonal Women's Cashmere Cardigan features intentionally mismatched elements which reflect this collection’s cubist inspiration.

Women’s loungewear transitions to an every-day staple this season, the metallic detailing of our Cashmere Hoodie adding a touch of glamour. This elevated athluxe piece has a figure-hugging design finished with a subtle side split detail, while our coordinating Cashmere Joggers have a tapered leg for a modern edge. To take you from the office to after-hours, our Scoop Neck Raglan Sleeve Jumper also features a touch of sparkle - a multi-functional sweater in the finest Cashmere. This season’s Metallic Stripe Scarf, in Extra Fine Merino Wool, echoes the shimmering detail of our loungewear pieces and is super soft and incredibly lightweight.

Our Lightweight Nude Merino Wool Scarf is woven in the finest Merino wool fibres, the addition of soft gold metallic stripes transform this scarf into a seasonal must-have while our Scoop Neck Raglan Sleeve Women's Nude Cashmere Jumper is smart enough for the office with a touch of sparkle for after hours.

In menswear, we inject vibrant, masculine hues into a capsule edit that offers longevity as well as style. Scott described this as an item-driven collection, adding: ‘The men’s pieces have an altogether more vintage feel, playing with textures for a much more every day, transeasonal appeal.’ One example is our men's Reversible Fleece Bomber, a lifestyle piece that can be worn in two ways. Made with incredibly soft Cashmere, one side has a jersey finish while the other has a plush fleece feel. The Bomber’s versatility is mirrored in our Reversible Fleece Gilet, similarly dual-sided and featuring the same traditional ribbed trims.

The basketweave detail of our Men’s Raglan Sweatshirt adds textural interest, while Whole Garment Technology achieves a seamless finish. Our Ribbed Raglan Striped Jumper is every bit as stylish, featuring a classic crew neckline and contrasting stripes in vintage-inspired shades.

Our Reversible Fleece Men's Bomber Jacket Style Cashmere Cardigan is the perfect addition to any weekend wardrobe.

Spring Summer ’20 gives a contemporary take on a classic style with our Men's Slate Green Cashmere Sweater with intricate Basketweave detailing.

A traditional suit can feel too heavy for the warmer months, so our men’s Shirt Jacket, made with Linen and Extra Fine Merino Wool, is the perfect go-to, worn with shorts or coordinating trousers. The Shirt Jacket’s full button front and shirt collar make it smart enough for work as well as weekends. Athluxe pieces for men embody the collection’s easy to wear feel. Our Colour Block Zip Front Track Top is incredibly soft to the touch while maintaining durability. The colour block body panels give a bold edge.

Our transeasonal collection exemplifies our unparalleled craftsmanship, marrying a range of textures with soft, fresh pastels for women and deeper masculine shades for men. Adjust and layer as the temperature dictates, with effortless wardrobe staples that will see you from season to season. 

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