Alpha Industries started off making military clothing in 1959, in a rented factory in Knoxville, Tennessee. Alpha’s outstanding quality quickly gained a reputation with the US defense department. Our reputation spread to civilians, propelled by youth subcultures, and the brand became a style of street wear: a special look that came from outside the normal world commercial brands.
Alpha’s fame was built on the back of a few key designs, starting with the MA-1 bomber jacket, the classic U.S. Air Force flight jacket for over 50 years. It was made for use in cold weather and was reversible to high-visibility indian orange for use in emergencies. Instantly recognizable in its original military sage green shell, fashion designers have been customizing the MA-1 since the 1980s.
BREAD & BOXERS
Bread & Boxers started as an extension of the mini bar, a life saver for light travelers, or if you will, room service at its best. Our first collection of underwear favorites, including boxer briefs och panties and socks, were at first only available in hotel rooms. But soon hotel guests came back with inquires on where to buy their new favorite underwear a bit closer to home. Since 2011, an extended collection of everyday basics can be found in selected stores throughout Europe, USA and Asia.
BIRKENSTOCK is an exceptional phenomenon in a clothing industry characterized by short-lived fashion trends. The company’s roots can be traced back to 1774. Brand identity is based on a solid foundation of two and a half centuries of corporate history.
Their products are sold in some 90 countries on all continents. And our organization is becoming increasingly international as well.
Their core products is our unique, anatomically shaped footbed. BIRKENSTOCK invented the footbed and has also shaped the meaning of the term "footbed", which is so common today. The footbed is not only a unique, revolutionary product concept that paved the way for a completely new market. It's also a core idea and a reference point for everything that we do. Now and in the future.
Imagine trying to create a perfect unique look but lacking options. This was the problem Charlie Lindström identified when working as a stylist. Together with his childhood friend Daniel Djurdjevic they started Chimi Eyewear, a Stockholm based eyewear company.
Mood is an expression and Chimi believes that style will reflect depending on what vibe you are feeling. Chimi exists for people with a passion to match their style with different colors. The collection doesn’t limit any one to express themselves. It comes in different shapes in 10 colors to match every mood and style of colorful peoples life. The lenses are polarized and 100% UV-protective.
The shades are reasonable in price without compromising with the quality for people to afford more than one pair.
In addition to the basic collection Chimi has several collaborations with companies and people who inspire, add something new or unexpected to Chimi as a brand.
Christopher Ræburn has established his eponymous brand with sustainable and intelligent fashion design for a global audience. The REMADE ethos in particular has pioneered the reworking of surplus fabrics and garments to create distinctive and functional pieces. Alongside this, a highly collaborative spirit informs luxurious, handcrafted and awardwinning products with integrity and purpose.
This innovative approach, with an unusual balance of high concept, accessibility and wearability, is applied to menswear, womenswear, luggage and accessories. With a studio in the heart of east London, Christopher Ræburn is stocked in the best stores globally and receives media coverage worldwide. Christopher Ræburn is stocked in the best stores globally and receives media coverage worldwide.
In 2010, three childhood friends from Amsterdam decided to dive into the world of fashion by starting their own clothing label.The idea was to authentically represent our African heritage through contemporary fashion. Our first collection of African influenced garments was launchedin 2012. It immediately gained interest from respectable global retailers .
Daily Paper strives to capture and perpetuate the diversity of African cultures with a modernised approach. We draw inspiration from our heritage and dream about possibilities . We translate our vision of cultural evolution into contemporary fashion.
We start each collection with a story. A story about our motherland. A story about people. Wether individuals , tribes or civilisations . Their ideas ,customs andbehaviour . A story about regions, lands and countries. Their beauty, diversity and uniqueness. We combine the essence of these cultures with our passion for modern day streetwear and knowledge of global fashion trends.
DROLE DE MONSIEUR
Drôle de Monsieur is a French ready-to-wear label founded in 2014 by two friends, both of whom were fashion capital outsiders with no specific background in design. In creating their first collection, they were inspired by their motto, “Not From Paris Madame,” which remains their signature today.
Each season, Drôle de Monsieur releases a new collection for men that captures their unisex vision and unites a modern attitude with a retro aesthetic. Each piece is created for everyday wear. Drôle de Monsieur’s modern designs seamlessly blend comfort, clean lines, and precise detailing.
We like it fast. Hot. Quick. We don’t have time to wait, yet wait we must, as our jumpers, skirts and tops rinse, spin and repeat. Waiting for them to appear fresh and clean ready for the next adventure we have planned.
Because life is best when we get down and dirty. Our clothes may need to be handled with care but we don’t. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and get stuck in. Because these are clothes made to be worn on the unashamed and the bold, those living on their own terms– Living life on full spin.
Filling Pieces is an Amsterdam-based footwear label, established in 2009 by designer Guillaume Philibert. While studying architecture, Guillaume realized that there weren’t any premium high-quality sneakers out there for a reasonable price. Recognizing both a challenge and an opportunity, he started to design – following his vision of creating a unique shoe. A shoe that would bridge the gap between streetwear and high-end fashion.
HI-TEC SPORTS was founded in 1974 in the appropriately named village of Shoeburyness, in Essex, England. Our original success grew from the breakthrough design and development of Hi-Tec’s first ever shoe, THE HI-TEC SQUASH, specifically designed for the then fast growing game of squash. An industry benchmark then and now, few shoes in athletic footwear history have recorded unit sales of over 18 million pairs worldwide to date. The Hi-Tec Squash remains Britain’s all time best selling sports shoe model to this day.
Techwear brand KRAKATAU was established in 1999 in St. Petersburg. The skills perfectioning and experiments with technologies based on their own factory have formed the significant components of the brand for future years-the architectural approach in cuts, attention to details, daily perfectionism.
Subduded futuristic esthetics, taking roots in the severe nordic climate, effortlessly matches any wardrobe. Slowly evolving and increasing it’s potential in a closed Russian market. KRAKATAU accumulated kinetic energy, which gave a powerful kick off on the European scene.
Nudie began making jeans at the turn of the twenty-first century, back in 2001. Based in Gothenberg, Sweden, Maria Erixon started the brand with CEO Palle Stenberg after having previously held the Design Director position at Lee Europe. Tired of corporate culture and its short-sighted views on clothing, she decided to start Nudie with an ecologically friendly frame of mind.
The company made a vow to produce all of their jeans with 100% organic cotton and to manufacture those jeans in ethical production facilities. Aside from encouraging customers to wash their jeans less, the brand also offers free denim repair services, extending the life of a customer’s jeans even further. And, closing the gap in the consumption loop, they sell repaired secondhand garments, and recycle worn out products.
Established in 2002, Prps single handedly started the rise of the Japanese luxury denim jeans business in America. The brand revolutionized washed & selvedge jeans, through constant research and development, changing the face of mens fashion & celebrity fashion as we know it. Prps has 2 collections that are shaping the men’s and women’s fashion industry: Prps and Prps Japan Noir . Every characteristic of every garment produced by Prps is representative of the brands penchant for meticulousness. No detail, no matter how small, goes overlooked; creating the best jeans to date. Your pair of Prps will last, allowing you to live in them to create your own imprint. Prps premium jeans are “Bruised, Never Broken.”
Rains is a contemporary rainwear lifestyle brand creating waterproof designs for the global citizen. Influenced by its Scandinavian heritage, Rains practices an uncompromising approach to simplicity that is as equally rooted in functionality as it is in relevance. Rains is of the opinion that proper rainwear need not come at the cost of considered design. Rather, Rains apparel, bags, and accessories are designed to withstand the stormiest of weather, all while speaking to the current tendencies of today.
At the turn of the century in Alabama, cotton was king, but football was a close second. For Benjamin Russell, growing up in Alexander city, Alabama was tough. After a fire in 1902 that destroyed most of Alex city, russell rallied to build a hospital, hotel, laundry, grocery store, bakery, and telephone operation. The town helped shape the brand’s legacy and commitment to community, sports, and overcoming adversity.
Russell Athletic was born on the playing fields of America. Today, Russell Athletic embodies Benjamin Russell’s spirit by working with communities and supporting teams, whether that team be at home, school, or work. We deliver incredible value to our consumers by making quality athletic apparel with technical features and benefits for optimum performance.