Luke Edward Hall’s capsule for GANT is both exuberant and contemporary

The London-based artist is a master of design and dressing with a curious and playful approach to color and materials. The latter can be seen in the beautiful interiors that he creates, as well as in his sartorial choices, as seen in the coming GANT capsule. It includes felt patches of his own drawings to attach to lapels, while shirts are printed or embroidered with sketches of his home and the surrounding countryside. References range from the works of Italian Renaissance painter Filippino Lippi, to the daffodils that grow outside Luke’s cottage.

Inspired by weekends in the English countryside, the collection offers a wide range of clothes and accessories for men and women. From sweaters and tweed coats for stalking through fields, to 1970s-inspired velvet suits and silk shirts for candlelit dinners, Luke’s colorful and unique aesthetic is infused into every piece.

— I was also inspired by pieces in the brilliant GANT archive and looked to my own wardrobe of bold patterned knitwear and vintage tailoring. The look is very English, both practical and elegant, with striking color combinations and playful touches, he says.

— The preppy fashion revival pairs perfectly with Luke’s extraordinary sense of color and composition. We’ve taken ideas from vintage pieces and our archive and merged them with modern silhouettes and punchy color combinations for a contemporary look that’s something new for GANT. This collection truly captures the essence of Luke’s vision, says GANT Global Artistic Director, Christopher Bastin.

The collection will be available online and in GANT flagship stores in select markets from November 5.


Preppy meets outdoorsy in Gant and Diemme’s new drop

Luxe Italian footwear brand Diemme has been designing rigid hiking boots out of the Dolomites for decades, and on the other side of the Atlantic ocean, Gant has been busy laying the foundation for American preppy sportswear for about 70 years now. This month the two are coming together for a special collection that merges together prominent Italian mountaineering and modern urban prep.

Both Gant and Diemme share a vision of durability and longevity as key factors in the design and production of their products. And for the two brand’s first collaboration, Diemme’s classic Roccia Vet hiking boot gets an urban touch to deal with urban hiking problems — custom tonal and non-tonal rubber trims are added to protect the boots from rocks, mud, and road salt.

— Diemme has been on my radar for a long time. They’re the perfect example of a brand that has catapulted a heritage product range into the higher echelons of fashion without compromising on quality and craftsmanship. When the opportunity to collaborate came along it was a no brainer, says GANT’s Global Artistic Director, Christopher Bastin.


Gant makes use of leftover fabric in new patched up shirts

Gant’s debatably the most prominent preppy brand there is. The brand dates back all the way to 1949 and has produced a countless amount of shirts since then. Now the brand pays homage to their history by upcycling leftover shirts from the design-archives.

The collection is called REMAKE and is Gant’s way to encourage people to see the worth in giving your old clothes a second chance. The shirts, that resemble patchwork quilts, will be sown uniquely, and no two shirts will look alike. The collection will be limited since the leftover fabrics won’t be reproduced.

REMAKE is the sixth stage of the brand’s sustainability initiative 7 Rules.