Introductions through friends are often the best partnerships in our experience as they know what really makes you tick. We were first introduced to BonneGueule through our French friend Ewen in Paris as he felt there would be a connection, and we bonded over a deep respect for fabric and quality construction.
BonneGuele's customers really appreciate good design, they have built a whole community based on these values. There seems to be an innate understanding between the Scottish and the French….. together we have the most passionate customers who understand the story telling and emotion behind what we do, as well as understanding what makes great product. Vive Frecosse.
When BG approached us with the idea we liked it, one superior garment focusing on our core strengths, premium Ventile® fabric, and expertly produced in one of the best factories in the UK. And so the parka project was born.
Kestin cut his teeth on outerwear. He worked as Head of Design for Nigel Cabourn for years and it’s really the ultimate test as a designer, to make something that not only is fit for purpose, but also looks good. Performance and luxury fabrics, it’s about the balance of these two things that really excites him. When the BG team came over to Edinburgh to our studio we looked at our archive and they saw a version of our SS19 parka In a printed technical nylon, and we decided to go back to a more purist approach to develop a Ventile® parka in a soft touch waterproof fabric with a body temperature regulating liner.