We’ve cooed aplenty over our Linton tweed but like a babbling brook in spring the compliments continue to flow. From our autumnal offering of tweed-front sweaters and pencil skirts comes a fresh feel tweed, light enough to wear in warmth and bright enough to befit the season. The tribal pattern is a refreshing adaptation, a fusion of modern and classic styles.
Our design team were inspired by washed out blues and soft pinky reds, combining the texture of classic tweed with a light tonal denim, soft to the touch and very wearable in spring/summer.
A little Tweed trivia for you, the original name of the cloth was tweel which is Scottish for twill. A mix-up with a London merchant in 1830 saw the fabric advertised as Tweed and the name remained ever since, being reincarnated year on year, from the traditional weave to our modern interpretation. Behold the original sketches by our talented design team featuring simple lines for a clean silhouette.
Historically, Coco Chanel visited the Linton factory in the 20s. So impressed with the texture and quality of the yarn, she wove the tweed into her garments and paraded them on the catwalks in Paris. From the catwalks of Paris to our Head Office, Jenna (our lovely Licensing Coordinator) shows off our new designs in blue tribal weave.
She wears our Tribal Dress. Statement cap-sleeve dress crafted from Linton tweed with a tonal denim back panel. Round neck, back zip closure and relaxed fit through the body.