After having presented their Fall / Winter collection, Parisian high-end luggage company, côte&ciel, are now ready to present their Spring / Summer 2023 collection, with a dope Gorp Core style lookbook, shot by Jack Tyler.
Continuing to make strides in regards to a more conscientious approach to design while still pushing the boundaries of innovation, côte&ciel has introduced a new fabric to its range for Spring/Summer ’23, titled: Komatsu Onibegie® Nylon.
The Komatsu editorial series pays homage to the manufacturer’s Japanese roots and nature’s ability to regain ground previously lost to manmade practices.
To honour the traditional Japanese methods of fabric dyeing utilised in the process of developing Onibegie®, the Komatsu editorial series pays homage to the manufacturer’s Japanese roots and nature’s ability to regain ground previously lost to manmade practices. Plants and other organic matter can be seen sprouting and creeping out of the bags, an apt symbiosis between the contrasting worlds, highlighting how nature can redress the balance and once again grow in the most unlikely of places. Subtle styling cues are nods to more traditional Japanese workwear uniforms and manufacturing safety practices, with layered fabrics and textures mirroring the washed and dyed aesthetic of the Onibegie® fabrication.
Carefully developed by artisans, Onibegie®, produced by the advanced Japanese material manufacturers, Komatsu Matere, is an environmentally-friendly material that uses and combines ingredients extracted from onion skin as a base and various other natural sources such as olives and charcoal, reducing the burden on the ecosystem that it depends on. By using this method, côte&ciel has been able to use naturally-dyed nylon in replace of a chemically dyed synthetic material, achieving a truly unique patina that can only be replicated by use of organic means.
The côte&ciel Spring / Summer 23: Komatsu Onibegie® Nylon collection is available now, on the côte&ciel website.
Photos: Jack Tyler