by Stephen Garner

Sunspel has teamed up with emerging Parisian designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin for fall ‘19.

Inspired by Sunspel’s commitment to quality fabrics and fit, Saint Sernin dove into the extensive Sunspel archives in Long Eaton, England to create a ribbed roll-neck cropped at the waist with matching knitted shorts as well as a gathered Pima cotton jersey crop top. All three styles incorporate Sunspel’s signature fabrics and Saint Sernin’s commitment to gender-fluid design.

Other pieces include a gather jersey top, a garment that effectively demonstrates Saint Sernin’s ability to take a simple garment and by adding one element, in this case, the drawstring, create an entirely new fit, that follows the line of the body. The piece is produced in Sunspel’s Pima cotton jersey, a favorite of Saint Sernin.

Based in Paris, Saint Sernin has gained notoriety for his collections, which he describes as a return to beauty in fashion. For his autumn/winter ‘19 collection, Saint Sernin strengthened his commitment to a minimal sexiness with a collection entitled “Supermodel” that had a focus on the body.

Since leaving Balmain in 2016, Saint Sernin has established himself as an adept, minimalist designer with a quickly growing brand — last year the label was nominated for the LVMH Prize and won the ANDAM Prize.

The Sunspel Ludovic de Saint Sernin autumn/winter ‘19 collection, which retails between $280 and $470 is now available on