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Published 29 April 2010

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The Goodwood Racing Colours Collection™ set to launch 11th June

Today (12 April) sees the unveiling of the first ever bespoke luxury fashion range for Goodwood racecourse, The Goodwood Racing Colours Collection™. The collection is set to launch 11 June to celebrate Glorious Goodwood - the quintessential summer race event taking place on 27 to 31 July.

Designed with both men and women in mind, there will be a number of offerings for savvy race spectators and fashionistas alike, for the highlight of the summer racing season. These will include carefully crafted Panamas from renowned milliner Cozmo Jenks to bespoke waistcoats adorned with unique prints tailored by David Mason from Nutters of Savile Row

Well known to be the home of the Panama, Pimms and parasols, Glorious Goodwood has always had its own distinctive style. To celebrate the start of the horse racing season, Cozmo Jenks’s range of men’s and women’s Panamas, handwoven from the fibres of the paja toquilla plant in Ecuador, will be splashed with signature Goodwood racing colours to create striking headwear for the summer. Fans of Cozmo’s work already include Kylie Minogue, Leah Wood, Jodie Kidd and members of the Royal family.

Cozmo holds a distinctive yet traditional style demonstrated through dramatic shapes, fibres and materials creating spectacular and flamboyant one-off pieces. She said of her partnership with Goodwood, “Goodwood is the home of the Panama. I was delighted to be approached to bring my creative style to an exclusive range for the Glorious Goodwood festival. To me the horse races are a hallmark where British chic is showcased at its best”.

Alongside the Panama hats will launch a unique line of men’s and women’s bespoke waistcoats designed by David Mason. The distinguished Nutters’ waistcoats will be available in a number of materials from linen to doeskin and an infinite variety of bespoke prints. Following comprehensive studies in digital fashion science, Mason will adopt groundbreaking technologies in order to create one-off bespoke prints and custom-made tailoring of the highest level for Goodwood race-goers.

Nutters has a colourful history - led by founder Tommy Nutter - who attracted fans from Elton John to the Beatles and Bianca Jagger to his distinctive tailoring. Mason said of his designs, “to be able to bring the waistcoat back to its roots at Glorious Goodwood is very exciting. This waistcoat will signify old-school thought and new school vision in fashion to create something entirely unique.Nutters is thrilled to be on board”.

In a place of such esteemed heritage, it is fitting that the waistcoat forms part of the Goodwood style range. Historically it can be traced back to the reign of Charles II, father to the first Duke of Richmond, who adopted the use of the waistcoat in his courts.

Lord March added, “We are thrilled to be making innovations in the style and fashion arena this year. To us, the finely tuned collaborations with Cozmo Jenks and David Mason form the perfect partnership of style and heritage which are fitting with Glorious Goodwood”.

The Goodwood Racing Colours™ Collection will be available on 11th June nationwide at or ; the Goodwood Shop at the Goodwood Motor Circuit open 10 - 4 Monday to Saturday (01243 755098); or during each race meet at the Goodwood Racing Colours Shop.


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