Tuesday 6 October 2015

Corgi Hosiery since 1892

Corgi Hosiery

Rettidig omhu, et godt omdømme og lidt held gav os muligheden for at skrive kontrakt med Corgi som har betroet introduktionen af Corgi i Danmark til Genius Copenhagen.
Vi forventer at lave aftaler med de bedste butikker i de næste måneder så hvis du har en svaghed for engelske håndlavede produkter i de bedste kvaliteter kan du kontakte Martin og høre flere detaljer om Corgi.

Corgi er et strik og strømpebrand grundlagt i 1892 i Wales. Alt bliver stadig produceret i Wales og den 100 år gamle Grizwald maskine bruges stadig i produktionen af Corgi's cashmere strømper.
Sammen med de bedste garner i cashmere, uld, bomuld og højteknologiske maskiner har Corgi det bedste i klassiske og moderne strømper.
Ganske få producenter lukker strømperne i hånden (hand finished linking) og dermed opnår den flade søm i tåen. Corgi gør det. Selve processen kan tage op til 20 minutter pr. par.
Derefter bliver strømperne presset med hjælp af træplader som Corgi har brugt de sidste 60 år i en traditionel presse hvorefter hvert enkelt par strømper bliver pakket og labelled i hånden.

Corgi samarbejder med verdens mest berømte designere og fashion-brands blandt andet Ralph Lauren, Thom Browne og Givenchy. Corgi bliver solgt hos bl.a Barneys, Selfridges, Mr.Porter og sammen med de mest eksklusive skobrands i verden. 
Corgi er også kongelig britisk hofleverandør.


Corgi lukker strømperne i hånden (hand finished linking) og dermed opnår den flade søm i tåen.  Selve processen kan tage op til 20 minutter pr. par.

Sammen med de bedste garner i cashmere, uld, bomuld og højteknologiske maskiner har Corgi det bedste i klassiske og moderne strømper.

Den 100 år gamle Grizwald maskine bruges stadig i produktionen af Corgi's cashmere strømper.

Corgi er også kongelig britisk hofleverandør. Blandt andet har Prince Charles iværksat en kollektion der repræsenterer striberne for de regimenter hvor han er oberst.

Thursday 4 June 2015

Grayers: before denim, before chinos there were grayers......!


Its not very often you find a new intelligent mens wear brand with beautiful fabrics and the right
fits covering all product types and at the same time commercially priced. 
All-american Grayers is all that and much more. Today exclusively sold by Mr.Porter in Europe.

It’s run by two former Ralph Lauren executives within production and design. --> Peter Georgiou and Kenny Thomas, Grayers creative directors, were colleagues during their Ralph Lauren days: Peter on the product development and sourcing side and Kenny on the design side. Kenny came to Grayers with a notable 13 years at Ralph Lauren as a vice president of concept design and was also the first designer on the RRL-collection.

Genius Copenhagen has been appointed as the Scandinavian distributor for Grayers - contact Martin Møller for more details.

Before jeans and chinos, a man of style would wear gray flannel trousers, or better known as Grayers, which gave birth to casual menswear. Grayers, the collection, is the perfect mix of heritage menswear pieces, with a modern day take. Not to mention that the collection will carry on from season to season. The lightweight oxfords are perfect for layering in the winter and a simple but chic summer look.

If you didn't grow up during the 1950s in England, we forgive you. Post-World-War II Brits, however, we fully expect you to be familiar with the era's ubiquitous gray flannel trousers. Colloquially called grayers, they represented a new age in menswear, when style-inclined youth threw off the stiff formalities of conventional dressing — think: three-piece suits — for these more relaxed, pair-with-everything pants. Today, the birth of the "British blue jean" serves as fashion catnip for founder Peter Georgiou, who named his new menswear line, Grayers, after the throwback staple.

"The pieces are the perfect mix of Anglo-awesomeness, New England prep-school cool, and insta-classics, all with a little bit of quirk thrown in. Look for slim-but-not-too-skinny chinos, and artfully worn-in jeans, t-shirts, knitwear and one pretty slick tartan blazer. With affordable price points and crazy-good quality, we think these duds could start a fashion revolution all of their own."

Monday 26 January 2015

Loake 2015 Instock program

Loake 2015 catalogue

Pyrenex AW15 and background since 1859


Pyrenex AW15 snippets and background

Examples from the mens and ladies AW15 collection:









The Pyrenex story so far:

In 1859 the family saga begins with the great-grandfather, Abel Crabos, collecting feathers from markets and farms. He was joined in the family business by his son, René.

Most of all, René Crabos established the values of commitment, confidence and solidarity that forged the particular character of the company. And in a spirit of generosity Marie Crabos, René's wife, created the first down jackets to protect prisoners from the cold during World War II.

The exceptional quality of the goose and duck down from the Pyrenees earned it a reputation on the most demanding markets.

1960: The expertise acquired in manufacturing bedding items enabled Pyrenex to design its first down sports articles.
They started with sleeping bags, which were an instant success with hikers, mountain folk and lovers of the great outdoors. The quality of the Pyrenees down gives to Pyrenex sleeping bags a high compressibility and a very advantageous weight/insulation ratio.

1970: Jean-Pierre Crabos, André's brother and Director General, chose Louis Audoubert as technical adviser for Pyrenex and thus created the first mountaineering jackets.

Louis Audoubert, who had climbed in the Pyrenees and the Himalayas, is known for his expeditions all over the world. He blazed a trail for many ascents in the Mont Blanc massif, the Oisans and the Himalayas, and completed the first East-West crossing of the Pyrenees.

These down jackets developed specifically for him accompanied him on many great expeditions. The very first Pyrenex jackets were essentially technical garments, designed to protect and insulate the wearer in the most extreme conditions.
Louis Audoubert, also a photographer, film-maker and public speaker who pioneered the first canyoneering descents in the Pyrenees and Spain, remained faithful to Pyrenex. A shared adventure that lasted for years and made him an icon of the Pyrenex spirit of innovation and independence.

1980: The jackets initially designed for great expeditions were taken into the street. They became an essential item of the modern wardrobe.
The Oisans, a cotton jacket with distinctive contrasting leather yokes was a runaway success that made Pyrenex's reputation. It was also this period that saw the arrival of the emblematic Authentic, Spoutnic and Mythic jackets, with bright colors, glossy fabrics, generous volumes and incomparable comfort.

1990: Pyrenex was fiercely protective of its unique European know-how: from collecting, processing and sorting down feathers with 100% automatic equipment to designing and manufacturing bedding and clothing items.
Pyrenex is the only European company that integrates all production stages for down articles, a know-how that guarantees its perfect mastery of the process and the exceptional quality of the products.
It exports to Korea, Taiwan, China and the USA.

In 1992 Pyrenex was the official supplier of down for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at Albertville – images that went round the world.

2009: Anchored in the 20th century, Pyrenex created a new Premium line that is synonymous with French excellence and placed talented young designers in charge of artistic direction.
With their exceptional natural filling, these jackets are selected in the finest stores in Paris, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Saint Petersburg and Moscow.

An essential challenge for Edouard Crabos: "After Alexis Mabille, who directed our Premium collection from 2009 to 2011, we recruited designer Alexandre Vauthier. These artistic directors lend added impetus to a Couture attitude, an inimitable "French touch" but they also introduced technical innovations.
Premium is a luxury collection that has become a reference in the world of fashion. We have only 150 years behind us and many beautiful projects before us."

Net-a-porter describes Pyrenex like this
Renowned for its heritage, quality and craftsmanship, Pyrenex is expert in performance outerwear. Now headed by Artistic Director Alexandre Vauthier, the renowned French label has been given a glamorous new edge. Metallic finishes, rich color, and tech-savvy fabrics bring new life to the brand's classic down jackets.