Cordura carries on its 50th anniversary celebration with a collection of archival designs that stand the test of time—literally.
The high resistance fabric company debuted the Re/Mastered Collection at Kingpins Amsterdam, a collaboration with Paris-based design studio, Monsieur-T. The collection melds historic 20th century garments with contemporary techniques, made using specially engineered Cordura fabrics from Arvind, Artistic Milliners, Cone Denim and Kipas.
Whereas Cordura’s X.Venture collection looked to the future to create commercially viable designs, the Re/Mastered collection looks to the past for design inspiration. The silhouettes borrow from the functional shapes and authentic details of iconic garments from the past, including elements from workwear, motorcycling and e military. Highlights include a jacket inspired by a 1960s firefighter jackets to brewery aprons and mechanic coveralls.
“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,” said said Tilmann Wröbel, Monsieur-T founder.
Wröbel and the Corudra team worked with each mill to develop fabric for the collection. Artistic Milliners created a specially engineered 15 oz. Cordura denim for an ensemeble that combines the style of a 1960s Swiss fireman’s jacket with German workwear.
Arvind’s Cordura denim was washed and hammered to fit the look of a 1940s-style Belgian coverall.
Cordura canvas fabric from Kipas was custom dyed in British khaki to create a heritage look reminiscent of 1920s classic French workwear pants and fireman jacket, mixed with a German apron.
Cone took direction from a myriad of decades, combining a classic 1960s-style Dutch utilitarian jacket with retro French motorcycle pants. The outfit was made with Cone’s new Cordura red-edge selvedge denim.
Each look in the Re/Mastered collection was dyed and finished by the Denim Authority team in Tunisia.
Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director, described the collaboration as a “true embodiment of heritage meets innovation.”