Jasper Conran is a designer who needs no introduction, not only does he come from one of THE most creative and artistic dynasties in living memory, well he was hardly going to become a bin man, when his Mum is Author, Shirley Conran and his Father is Design Guru Terence Conran. But he has carved a name out in his own right as one of Britain’s most well known Fashion Designers.
Celebrating over 30 years of the brand, he has since diversified from womenswear into menswear, fragrance, home, crystal, tableware and a diffusion clothing and accessories line. Continuing to expand his role in the world of design, he was recently appointed Chairman of The Conran Shop.
Conran was one of the first designers to collaborate on a high street collection with the launch of his diffusion womenswear line J By Jasper Conran – part of the Designers At Debenhams portfolio back in 1996.
For Spring 16 as part of his J by Jasper range and just in time for the all important Prom and Wedding seasons, he has introduced a micro collection of fine tailored single breasted suits which have been manufactured utilising cloth from one of Italy’s oldest and most respected mills Lanificio di Tollegno.
The heritage of this historic mill is second to none, it was established in late 19th century as a family run business and is still in operation today, due to a steadfast attention to tradition and continuing focus on innovation.
The mill, founded by the Sella family, has long been regarded as the hallmark of finest fabric production. It is revered as the last wool mill of its kind to still spin their own yarn. This wealth of skill and experience made Lanificio di Tollegno a natural choice for this collection.
The suits are each finished to an exceptional standard all with tonal linings and Columbia stitching with a very subtle pin dot pocket detail.
Conran commented on his new collection, “They will take you from a smart everyday business look to a special occasion depending on how you style them and whether you chose a 2 or 3 piece suit. The design of your shirt and the addition of a tie or pocket square can transform your look”.