Lyle & Scott X Oi Polloi
Recent after their model collaboration with Lover’s, Lyle & Scott are proud to announce their upcoming collaboration with revered menswear retailer Oi Polloi. Taking affect from the laid-back thrift-store stylings of the grunge period, classic Seditionaries jumpers and the enjoyable sport of golf, the knitwear capsule assortment consists of 4 trendy mohair cardigans in block and argyle patterns.
Based in Manchester in 2002, Oi Polloi has established itself as probably the most well-known impartial menswear shops within the UK. Co-founder, Steve Sanderson explains the story behind their current partnership with Lyle & Scott. ‘They had been one of many first labels we stocked. We wished to convey collectively Lyle & Scott’s wealthy historical past with our perspective on the cultural historical past of reappropriation—referencing cardigan-wearing cultural icons by means of the many years. There was Hockney within the ‘60s… Lydon within the ‘70s… Cobain within the ‘90s.’
The inspiration behind this assortment was discovered when the Oi Polloi workforce delved by means of photos from the Lyle & Scott archive. ‘We seen golf sweaters with outsized argyle patterns’, Sanderson remembers. ‘We wished to make one thing sudden, impressed by Lyle & Scott’s wealthy cultural experiences while including our personal cultural references. We’d by no means seen Lyle & Scott do a mohair cardigan earlier than and their growth workforce helped us flip that concept into the precise product’.
Discussing the dearth of the distinguished Lyle & Scott brand on this capsule, Sanderson notes this was truly ‘a nod to Lyle & Scott working with and making for Dior within the ‘50s. We wished the standard of the merchandise to be what you discover, not the branding.’ This high quality is seen within the degree of element the capsule incorporates, with branding etched into the cardigan buttons and mushy and luscious Italian mohair coating the pink and olive-coloured designs.
The Lyle & Scott x Oi Polloi cardigan capsule drops on Thursday, December third 2020, accessible to buy from www.lyleandscott.com. Costs vary from £140-£150 with restricted availability of this assortment.