Heavyweight denim and wool are the featured fabrics in a new Fall/Winter 2020 collaboration from German denim brand Closed and British fashion designer Nigel Cabourn.
The men’s and women’s capsule collection showcases oversized fits, structured silhouettes and heritage denim pieces that blend Closed’s elevated jeanswear aesthetic with Cabourn’s signature vintage military design references.
“With a naval theme and a winter collection, which revolves around the North Sea and minus 30 degrees, it’s about extreme fabric,” Cabourn wrote on the Closed blog. “Fabric that keeps the water out, keeps the warm in.”
Outerwear is a key focus in the collaboration, which was presented earlier this year at Pitti Immagine Uomo 97 in Florence. Men’s items include a parka with Thinsulate insulation, a sheepskin jacket, a padded jean jacket with raglan sleeves and a corduroy collar and a jean jacket made with Japanese denim.
Chinos with a distinct twill structure, dry touch and selvedge details, as well as jeans made with 15.5 oz. denim from Kuroki in Japan, are among the key bottoms for men. A pant modeled after a Japanese vintage pant features drawstrings at the waist and hems.
Highlights in the women’s collection include a reversible sheepskin jacket as well as an A-line denim dress and blouse with drawstring collars. Slim-fit jeans with a slight flare are accented with white buttons and stitching, while a pair of straight-leg jeans offers a more relaxed look.
A utilitarian color palette of winter and naval whites, army green, navy and indigo ties the collection together. Cabourn added that dark-wash denim fabrics were carefully selected to appear as though they were taken from the sea.
The collection retails for $98-$1,130 and is available now at Closed.com, in select Closed stores and at the Nigel Cabourn flagship store in London.