Blitz x Edwin Europe
Blitz Motorcycles is a Parisian custom garage established in 2010 by Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezegabel. They specialise in customising and hand finishing motorcycles to create unique, one-of-a-kind machines.
If you’re wondering why we’re telling you this, here’s your answer: the lads from Blitz have just released their second collection of non-seasonal, non-trend-led, functional garments based around their own lifestyle.
Collaborating for the second time with Edwin Europe – a Japanese denim brand established in the late 1940s due to a shortage of quality denim in the country – the partnership was born out of a pre-existing friendship and a shared passion for road trips and beautiful yet simplistic design.
Because of their line of work, practicality and functionality were obviously prime factors in designing their garments. With this in mind, the new autumn/winter 2013 range has been put together very much with the season and its temperament in mind: British Millerain waxed cotton was the starting point for the collection, which is ideal due to its lightweight, durable and water-resistant properties.
Alongside the waxed cotton, the brands have also utilised heavy 13oz denim, French neps flannel and black jersey, all befitting the unpredictable (but pretty much always awful) winter weather. Strong, dark monochromatic tones run across the entire collection to symbolise the season it has been designed for.
For the piece de resistance, Edwin has teamed up with Stewart to produce the S.E.B (Stewart, Edwin, Blitz) Motorcycle Jacket. Modelled on 1970s racing jackets, this modern interpretation has been handmade in Italy using the finest horsehide and features RiRi zips.
Best of all, the inner lining is printed with a map of Paris, on which the Parisian duo’s daily route has been drawn out – a nice touch that gives the item a real sense of authenticity and character.
See more at Edwin-Europe.com.