If you like streetwear, you will love the 2010 autumn/winter collection of 0044 paris, which, directed by Seiichiro Shimamura, is 100% made in France.
This collection employs fabrics that are harder than usual, such as waxed denim sarouel pants (similar to the drop crotch) and leather sleeved blousons—short jackets with a waist belt.
Then, there is the redingote styled jackets, which will cause you to reminisce of the age-old dandy.
Used for travel on horseback, the first redingote dates back to 18th-century England where they were called “riding coats.”
The redingote could be a loose greatcoat with wide collars or a tight fitting frock as with the light cavalry known as Hussars.
Either way, talent reigns when labels like 0044 paris take us from the streets of modernity to the Victorian/Edwardian roads of London, from the ballrooms of Paris to the battlefields of the Crimean War!
Photo & slideshow 2010 autumn/winter collection Copyright 0044 paris.