WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO SEAN FLYNN? LFWM SS18 PRESENTATION
“We were all anti-war and Sean wanted to capture all angles, he wanted to see what it was like for the other side fighting the war effort and how they were affected by it. Sure, you get off on war. It’s an incredible rush, it’s sexy, and it’s got adventure. But any good war picture is an anti-war frame and we were indirectly widening people’s perspective through our images.”
Tim Page, Photojournalist
For SS18 and in celebration of his 50th anniversary as a designer, Nigel unveils his third Authentic Limited Edition collection entitled ‘Whatever Happened to Sean Flynn’. Drawing upon the life and times of the celebrated war photojournalist and son of Hollywood legend, Errol Flynn, as his inspiration.
Working closely with Sean Flynn’s best friend and fellow photographer, Tim Page, Nigel has been able to use previously unseen photographs of Flynn and Page taken during the Vietnam War, to create a collection of men’s, women’s and unisex styles. These images also form part of his LFWM presentation and feature in a Limited Edition 3 book, which will be released alongside this collection.
Nigel Cabourn said:
“Utility and function are what draws me to military clothing, the attention to detail is always incredible. These garments are built to last a lifetime and are timeless in so many ways but it’s important to mention that although I’m very much inspired by military clothing I don’t in any way condone war. This is why this special edition is so relevant, since Sean was trying to cover all sides of the story and expose the truth of what was happening in Vietnam,”
As well as Authentic Limited Edition 3 there is a further nine piece Authentic collection, which features men’s, unisex and one woman’s style.
Influenced by trends of the late sixties when Nigel was starting out as a young designer, this collection features mod style jackets in cotton checks and stripes and dead-stock cotton drill and a British selvedge denim jean. The women’s style is a brightly coloured Work Patch Dress made in specially developed cotton shirting.
This is followed on by Nigel’s work wear line, Lybro, which is a 18-piece collection of unisex styles based on military issue clothing from the Vietnam War period mixed with funkier 1960s styles.