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Cordura and Monsieur-T. debut new collection in Amsterdam

Arvind, Artistic Milliners, Cone Denim, and Kipas team up with Cordura brand to celebrate 50 years with authentically remastered denims of the future.

19th April 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wichita, KS


Inspired by iconic 20th century utility silhouettes, the Cordura brand Re/Mastered collection makes its debut at the Kingpins show in Amsterdam, this week.

Featuring garments curated by Monsieur-T. International Design Studio (Paris), this collaborative collection combines historic 20th century garments with modern 21st century techniques. Made using specially engineered Cordura fabrics from leading mills Arvind, Artistic Milliners, Cone Denim, and Kipas, this collection is a tribute to Cordura Denim, the company reports.

“The Re/Mastered collection is a true embodiment of ’heritage meets innovation’,” said Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director. “Through this collaboration, we’re able to work with our valuable authorized mills, Monsieur-T and Denim Authority to create a vintage yet high-tech collection in celebration of our 50th anniversary.”

Authentic design inspirations

The silhouettes created for the collection borrow from the functional shapes and authentic details of iconic garments from the past, taking inspiration from workwear, motorcycling, and even military applications. From ‘60s firefighter jackets to brewery aprons, to mechanic’s coveralls, the new collection reimagines these original pieces.

  • Arvind’s classic Cordura Denim is well washed and worn and has been hammered hard in the line of duty. It is highlighted in a 1940s-style Belgian coverall with genuine detailing borrowed from the versatile work uniform of the traditional army mechanic.
  • Artistic Milliners’ heavy duty, indigo blue, specially engineered 15 osy Cordura Denim has been uniquely remastered for a heritage workwear outfit that mixes 1960s-style Swiss fireman’s jacket, with a classic pant and a traditional German work apron.
  • Taking inspiration from across Europe and different decades of the 20th century, a classic 1960s-style Dutch utilitarian field jacket combined with retro French motorcycle pants has been reimagined through Cone Denim’s vintage-inspired Cordura red-edge selvedge denim.
  • Kipas Cordura Canvas fabric has been custom dyed in British Khaki to create a heritage work outfit featuring a 1920s-style classic French workwear pant, a reinvented Fireman’s jacket and a German brewery apron.

Innovative and creative

All garments in the Re/Mastered collection were specially dyed and finished by the Denim Authority team in Tunisia to give the fabrics the authentic worn heritage look and feel that is central to the collection’s style, the company reports.

The silhouettes created for the collection borrow from the functional shapes and authentic details of iconic garments from the past. © Cordura

“Our studio reached out to find real collectible pieces from the past, which is in perfect alignment with the Cordura brand’s 50th anniversary year. Blending Monsieur-T. studio designs with Cordura Denim technicity and vintage flair makes for trend-driven utility clothing,” said Tilmann Wröbel, denim guru and founder of Monsieur-T.

“Our dream was to combine science and innovation in products that showed a human touch through signs of time and wear, and the addition of Cordura fabrics from some of the world’s leading denim mills really brought the collection to life.”

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