A few years ago, Jean Pigozzi, an entrepreneur and avid collector of African art, set out to redefine streetwear for those who desire something other than the common fare. With the help of luxury goods distributor HogHan, his label, Limoland was established.
To anticipate the rainy nature of Spring, Limoland recent collaborated with K-WAY, a prominent outerwear label. Though its name is somewhat obscure now, K-WAY had a huge role in propagating functional outerwear, the base for today's technical outerwear. Founded in 1960s by Parisian Leon-Claude Duhamel. The label built around Duhamel's realiztion of a need for lightweight, waterproof yet packable jacket in those unexpected downpours. When launched, the popularity of K-WAY's product was tremendous. In the company's first year alone, it sold well over 250,000 of its signature jacket.
To keep with that tradition, the materials on this new collaboration were left intact. Instead, Limoland added subtle touches, such as the embroidered patch of "Limo" found on the jackets' sleeves. Other elements altered were the palettes of the collection, distinctively more animated from the originals. Like all of K-WAY's jackets, each includes carry straps and could be easily folded into a manageable pouch. The Limoland x K-WAY Outerwear Collection is now available at Colette.
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