N.Peal, London’s most esteemed luxury cashmere specialist, founded in Mayfair’s iconic Burlington Arcade in 1936, is no stranger to the silver screen. Their sumptuous designs have been worn, oh so cool-ly, by none other than Mr. Bond himself over the years in icon films like Skyfall and Spectre. The upcoming blockbuster, No Time To Die, also is featuring some fabulous N.Peal creations.
Of course, what is a Bond movie without a Bond Girl? To celebrate all of these iconic women, N.Peal has delved into the Bond archives to select seven classic looks from across the past 50 years and reimagined them for today. Finding inspiration in the shirt worn by Honey Ryder in Dr No (1962) to a deep V neck sweater worn by Holy Goodhead in Moonraker (1979).
The range is supported by two key pieces N.Peal designed and created in collaboration with No Time To Die Costume Designer, Suttirat Anne Larlarb. A Moorland Brown 100% cashmere T-shirt worn by the character Madeleine Swann and the Unisex Navy Blue ribbed army sweater worn by the character James Bond in the film and in the striking character poster.
“The N.Peal team worked with my brief, which consisted of detailed photographs of authentic sweaters and several samples of extant vintage pieces, as well as colour thoughts and technical specs” Larlarb says. “When you are dealing with the number of decisions you have to make on a Bond film, with so many important characters and so many vital items of clothing, having a collaboration like the one we had with N.Peal was a godsend.”