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Collection Review - Kestin Hare SS19 - A Summer On Speyside

The new SS19 collection from Kestin Hare, A Summer on Speyside, tells the story of childhood summer holidays spent around this unspoilt area in North East Scotland which is known for its world famous whisky distilleries and fly fishing.

The Scottish countryside-inspired collection is focused on functionality using water resistant fabrics and details influenced by golfing and fishing attire. The colour palette is made up of soft tones of golden sand, peat, grass green and navy with deckchair stripes and rip stop nylons. Illustrated thistle and abstract whisky cask prints on technical fabrics challenge the preconceptions of traditional Scottish design.

 

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Kestin Hare has developed a Limited Edition collection with references drawn from the Ben Riach Whisky Distillery. Hare has teamed up with Scottish mill, Halley Stevensons, to develop traditional peat dyed and garment dyed products, referencing the three classic distillations and unique colours of aged Ben Riach whisky.

 

“Lazy days with nothing much to do apart from outdoor adventures and fly fishing with my dad on some of the finest beats on the River Spey. Speyside is filled with epic scenery and world-famous whisky distilleries. I wanted to bring in those functional elements of country attire but update them and make clothes that you can wear every day. We shot the campaign up at the BenRiach Distillery, the copper stills, the mash tuns, the warehouses with all the casks - it was an amazing experience. Bringing the whisky element into the collection made so much sense to me, it’s all about weaving in the references and challenging the preconceptions of Scottish design."

Kestin Hare – Founder and Creative Director

Collection Review - BREDA SS19 - Kinship

The BREDA Spring 2019 collection takes a modern approach to classic characteristics, an ode to the items that travel through generations while making way for new pieces to be cherished. The Kinship collectionis meant to evoke the quality and sentiment of the heriloom, allowing us to fell connection to another time.

"In a time where the world often feels disconnected or divided, I continue to seek ideas that bring people together and find comfort in making connections in a real human way. When exploring the concept for this collection I wanted to show uncomplicated love within friendship, within family. As it can be difficult to find a comfortable place and a clear voice in such a rapidly changing environment, I wanted to speak to the things that help us navigate what truly matters underneath all of the chaos. The little reminders we live with - a shared curl of a smile I carry from my mom, the occasional cackle laugh adopted from my aunt. Sometimes we find it in the items we hang on to, it's a handkerchief that still holds the scent of perfume, the handwritten letters on a leafy paper, the gold watch with soft warm leather. To me, the Kinship collection is an ode to the things that hold our history and our memories. Capturing an elemnts or a feeling from the totems that tether and tie us to another time."

- Kendall Falcon, Creative Director, BREDA

Introducing Colorful Standard

In our continuous journey to find well made, wearable and timeless clothing, we proudly introduce Colorful StandardA brand built from organic roots and sustainable practices, Colorful Standard is a Danish brand that embarks on producing high-quality essentials for every day. This company is conscious clean, priding themselves on using the finest certified organic cotton and Italian wool, manufactured in Portugal under European guidelines. The range consists of wardrobe necessities in classic and seasonal hues, all expertly coloured and crafted with style and functionality in mind. Cherry on the cake: they donate 5% of their proceeds to charity.

All of their clothing garments are made from 100% Organic cotton. Their Cotton is grown without genetically modified seeds and that apart from being certified organic, it is grown by humans that are treated like humans. That means fair wages, no discrimination, and freely chosen employment. Their accessories (which we'll have in the Fall) are made from 100% Italian merino wool licensed by The Woolmark Company and have furthermore been checked successfully by a comprehensive and strict human test system criteria.

In addition to their great fabrics, all garments have been pre-washed, so they do not shrink when washed. They work under the European guidelines for best practice production and work environment (more on this below). Countless of hours and customer feedback has gone into the development of their products ensuring a perfect fit. All of their organic cotton products are garment dyed. Garment dying is a dyeing process performed on finished garments – the colour is added to the style after it has been cut and sewn to gain and extra deep and lively feeling to the fabric. 

They make essential basics for your wardrobe. They have spent countless hours to find the best materials to develop garments that will last for years. All of their products are made in Portugal. They work under the European Union Labour Law - which focuses on working and employment condition, and informing and consulting workers. They are so confident in the way they work, they want to make a standing invitation for everyone to come visit the factory and see where the products are made. You're welcome any time - RTG TEXTILES.

Introducing Battenwear

Battenwear is one of many new brands we're welcoming into the shop for SS19. Battenwear is for the adventurer who needs well-made gear that can handle the demands of the great outdoors while still being fashionable for everyday city wear.

Designer Shinya Hasegawa - who previously worked on the Woolrich Woolen Mills collection - is a lifelong vintage clothing hound. His inspiration for Battenwear comes from late 1960’s through early 1980’s surf and outdoor wear, an era of clothing he sees as embodying constant change, challenge, and forward-moving energy.

Using this vintage vibe as a jumping off point, Shinya designs Battenwear for the contemporary adventurer. An avid traveler himself, Shinya gravitates toward making clothing and accessories that are versatile, multi-functional, easily packable, and as comfortable as they are stylish. These are items that are intricately constructed to meet your needs, last long, and work hard, and they get better each time they are washed and worn.

Battenwear also grows out of Shinya’s experience as a year-round East Coast surfer. Surfing and other outdoor pursuits - like hiking, climbing, and camping - breed people who are dedicated to their sport in a way that defines them in their day-to-day lives, no matter where they are or what they happen to be doing. Battenwear strives to facilitate that dedication by making great looking outdoor clothes that are, above all else, functional and comfortable. Battenwear was founded in 2011 and is based in New York City with a satellite office north of Los Angeles, California. 

For SS19, Battenwear pays tribute to their teenage years in the 1980s, particularly school-day afternoons spent chasing fun before dinner and homework. If they weren't in detention, they were playing baseball or soccer or Frisbee until the sun started to go down. They were in the hiking and camping clubs. They did odd jobs to save up for river rafting trips. The only time you’d find them indoors after school was at the arcade, because their mothers wouldn’t let them have video games at home.

Much like other brands at Muddy George, Battenwear's goal is that in 10 or 20 years, you’ll still be wearing your Battenwear items for adventures, and that your kids will be stealing them to start their own lifelong clothing collections.

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