Sunspel is celebrating its 160th anniversary with a collaboration with
London-based artist John Booth, who has reimagined the brand’s archives for
a spring/summer 2020 collection.
Booth, known for his bold, vivid, multi-layered collages of colour and
textile, has created a vibrant seasonal colour palette and graphic print
for Sunspel, built around an exuberant interpretation of the brand’s
classic sun and clouds logo.
Sunspel’s sun and cloud logo dates back to the 1930s, an association
with the company’s use of luxury Sea Island cotton, harvested in the
Caribbean sun, and after visiting the Sunspel archive, Booth collated six
distinct colour tones and developed a playful interpretation of the vintage
Booth’s reimagined sun and cloud print has been executed on Sunspel’s
camp collar shirt, swim shorts and boxers, and the artist has joined the
brand’s design team to create a limited edition reworked sun and cloud
patch collection, specifying the placement of the patch embroidery on a
range of T-shirts and sweatshirts.
As well as selecting core colours and stripes, Booth also handpicked
colour combinations for a colour block version of Sunspel’s classic ‘Made
in England’ T-Shirt.
The Sunspel and John Booth collection is available at sunspel.com from
Images: courtesy of Sunspel by Kuba Ryniewicz