What do you get when THE super model of our time and one of the most classic labels join forces? Well, an absolutely fabulous result is on the cards. The hottest capsule collection this season.
Equipment is a label that is synonymous with classic shapes and quality fabrics. Their chamois silk shirts are both practical and sexy, perfect for any modern woman.
The label was started in 1976 by Christian Restoin, husband of former French Vogue editor in chief and style maven Carine Roitfeld.
Restoin left in 1998, and the brand saw a re-launch in 2010 by head of the BCBG empire, Serge Azria brother of designer Max Azria. And in 2012, a flagship store in the hip New York enclave SOHO was opened, followed closely by a west coast venture on Melrose Place, West Hollywood.
Never ones to shy away from an opportunity, Equipment has, in the past, invited designer Clare Vivier and illustrator and blogger Garance Dore` to add to an already solid body of work.
And now in 2016, the house has brought out the biggest draw card yet, the Queen of cool Kate Moss.
Born just two years before the incarnation of the label, and discovered at the tender age of fourteen at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, Kate hit the big time with what was at the time, a super edgy campaign for Calvin Klein underwear sharing the spotlight with actor Mark Walberg.
And now, fast forward 28 years, she is still one of the most in demand faces, and personally I don’t see that changing any time soon.
The collection, photographed at Moss’ country manor, is shot by fellow model Daria Werbowy and stars Susie Cave, former model and wife of legendary Australian musician Nick Cave.
You don’t get much cooler than that!
There is a definite “tom boy” vibe to this collection. Included are a few slip dresses, harking back to the grunge days of the early ’90’s.
Signature shirts abound, and sweaters too.
Stars, stripes, snake and leopard prints abound, and I adore the lightning bolt print used in a sweater, a nod to late legend David Bowie.
I loved seeing mega British star Joanna Lumley wearing the super cool white silk shirt with the black star print with black tie and white print, while she was here in Sydney, Australia recently promoting the new “Absolutely Fabulous” movie with her side kick Jennifer Saunders.
What’s even better, Kate is a major player in the movie too. They are obviously all feeling the love.
So while Patsy and Eddy get up to major hi jinx in Europe while on the Stolly Bolly, Kate is busy designing next season.
Can’t wait for that!
Meanwhile, everything is Ab Fab in fashion land! Isn’t it time you get some major Equipment in your wardrobe?