Brands Update Archive Design
Accessories brand Marwood has collaborated with renowned sock makers Pantherella on a collection of warm and durable socks for AW14.
The colours of the ‘split design’ echo the brand’s AW14 collection palette and sit alongside Marwood’s mohair socks as the perfect day sock. Made from merino wool, the socks are designed to last the test of multiple wears and also keep the feet warm, without adding thickness for close-fitting shoes.
“We went to visit their historic premises in Leicester and delved in to their archives. Having found a variety of patterns from over the years, I was drawn to the traditional men’s designs that reminded me of my Grandad’s socks.
They appeared more modern when combined, so with the expertise of the Pantherella technical designers, we made the new vertical ‘split design’ – combining the two different patterns and meeting them smoothly in a vertical join.
This is a technique we have used with our silk/wool jacquards in our Suffolk mill, and not simple to achieve, so it was fun to try the same method with a different manufacturer and different product,” said Marwood founder and designer Becky French.