Liam Gallagher has partnered with menswear designer, Nigel Cabourn, to reimagine a garment that is steeped in military history and British popular culture – the smock parka. Staying true to both of their northern roots, this special piece has been made by Lancashire based Mackintosh using British heritage fabric Ventile, which was originally developed at the Shirley Institute in Manchester specifically for the RAF in WW2.
“The parka has a special place in both our lives,” says Nigel Cabourn. “I’ve been designing my own take on this great functional piece of clothing for decades now and Liam has been collecting and wearing parkas on stage for a large part of his 28-year music career. It’s definitely something we’re both passionate about and I think this shows in the parka we’ve produced.”