Capsule Paris Preview: Grenfell

December 23, 2015 BY CAPSULE


Few brands epitomize what the French call "Le Style Anglais", better than Grenfell. Manufacturing for close to 100 years, Grenfell’s emphasis on craftsmanship and quality makes each piece, now manufactured in the brand’s own factory in East London, a modern classic. The brand’s roots are in functional sportswear – back in 1923 Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell developed a unique fabric that was extremely functional, and suitable for a gentleman, that was regarded as the best technical fabric for decades. That fabric eventually evolved into a clothing label.


For AW'16, the brand celebrates British style, by way of hybridization and blurring all that is traditionally regarded as typically British. Look for a hybrid of a Harris Tweed three-button jacket and a Classic Trench coat into one piece, resulting in a totally unique, style called The Clapton. A Golfer Jacket, with origins back to 1931, has luxuriously evolved into new versions, using British merino wools contrasted with proprietary Grenfell cloth, aspects of tailoring and carefully curated trims.


See Grenfell at Capsule Paris.