Always one for an interesting collaboration or capsule collection, Spring/Summer 2013 has seen Edwin Europe collaborate with Parisian Motorcycle Collective Blitz to create a fusion of denim and motorbikes from the two brands pre-existing camaraderie. While the idea of fusing raw denim and motorbikes is far from unique, this is an interesting collection from two well respected brands.
The collection is unsurprisingly non-seasonal, and non-trend driven despite its S/S13 moniker. The two brands label it more of “a study into the intuitive nature of denim and the pre-requisites placed upon clothing used by those who live, work, and thrive alongside their bikes”.
Fred & Hugo, founders of Blitz, have specific daily routines that impose specific requirements on their preferred garments that demand versatility and durability as core principles. Using Premium Japanese denim exclusively spun for Edwin Europe, the pieces in this capsule collection have been designed and cut to incorporate subtle functional details that would make them wearable in the lifestyles of those like Fred & Hugo.
Unfortunately, the denim specific offerings in the collection are few and far between, but the one jean and two jackets are likely the highlights of their capsule. The jean, modelled after Edwin’s ED47 is a Japanese red listed 14 Oz. denim with military herringbone detailing, a custom backpocket design celebrating the collaboration and added stress-point rivets to try and maintain the longevity demanded by the motorcycle lifestyle.
The jackets are both cut from a granite coloured 13.5 Oz. selvedge. The Garage jacket features a USMC inspired chest pocket print and numerous pockets to keep your wrenches and spanners organized, while the Bronco jacket seems more apt for riding with the blanket lining in place to keep you warm when the highway winds whip up.
The entire collection can be seen on their site, the denim pieces alongside the rest of the capsule release.