Hailed as a cult British designer, Nigel Cabourn has worked in the industry for over forty years producing collections, which are not influenced by ‘fashion’ trends but driven by inspirational stories of real people in history and vintage military, outdoor and work wear pieces. A passionate and avid collector of vintage clothing since the late 70s – he has amassed an archive of over 4,000 pieces - unearthed from all corners of the globe. It is from this ever-increasing archive that Nigel draws inspiration for styles, fabrics and details to ensure that each collection has a real story, sense of history and integrity. His aim to create a brand that celebrates the best of British has been realised with his Authentic line, launched in 2003, which uses quality heritage fabrics and is produced in British factories to the highest standards and craftmanship.
The Mainline Collection, designed by Nigel for the Japanese market, is driven by his appreciation of innovative Japanese fabrics and production techniques, yet still complimenting the philosophy of the Authentic Collection.
To this day, Nigel remains the hands-on driving force behind the Nigel Cabourn brands – Authentic and Mainline - working closely with his design and production teams and various collaborators to produce around 18 collections each year.