Kyoko Shimada’s horsey line

  Craft   & eccentricity   Junko Shimada was one of the most profilic designers of the Japanese wave that became an integral part of the Parisian fashion scene in the 1980s. Shimada is still going strong and now her daughter, Kyoko walks in her footsteps while nurturing her love for horses with her new line, Lavallière. […]

Elegant and strong

Flashback polo

  Making   mints of   Polo     Polo has undergone some huge changes in the past decades, not least, when it comes to the link between fashion and sport. During the 2003 semis of the British Gold Cup photographer, Henrik Bülow’s quirky eye captured the latest fashion on some of the biggest profiles of […]

Jaime Huidobro


  And   clothes   horses   The horses are everywhere on the global fashion scene – just as fashion is omnipresent in the equestrian context.         Massimo Dutti show jumping:     For 2014, the Swiss watchmaker Longines stepped up their support of the equestrian world:             […]

Think pink

Purity of the dolomites

  Horse   value   The horses always come first in the universe of Karina Fischer and Kathrin Birk. Three years ago, the German designers founded Manifattura Valor – a luxury brand which is based on age old crafts and wool from the Italian Dolomites.   By Camilla Alfthan, photos Jeremias Morandell     The […]

Shawls for humans

Longchamp style

the   short  of the   long       At the end of the Parisian fashion week, the action had shifted to the Longchamp track in Bois de Boulogne – the place where hats were in abundance just as a wave of Japanese supporters and no less than nine Group One races.   © […]

The show is on

Vintage racing

  A day   at the   races    The races have always attracted an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life. The Marx Brothers classic, A Day at the Races and the iconic fashion of the 1930s inspired us to make this story complete with the humorous twists and turns which are so characteristic […]

Jockey silks

Roberto Cavalli’s horses

Fast horses & ditto women   The Italian designer, Roberto Cavalli has always nurtured a passion for fast horses and fast women. As an owner and breeder of race horses  his fashions often have equestrian references.   “After graduation, Tommaso – the second of my children – expressed the desire to breed the racehorses I owned […]

Horses & snakes

Hats off

  Hats off…   for the men   The hats were in Vogue as usual at the races in Ascot and Chantilly – but this year the men’s head gear rivalled the women’s. …  

Traditional straw hats

Chanel’s chance

  Chanel’s   chance     For Coco Chanel, horses always played a significant role – from the race tracks in Deauville and Paris, to Le Cadre Noir in Saumur where the black silhouettes of the riders helped define her signature style.   In Chanel’s latest campaign – which was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld – […]

Coco's love for her man

Hand crafted Hermès

Saddle Up   Riding the same day as you saddle your horse can be a difficult task…   Not least if your horse  were stabled at 24, rue Faubourg-Saint-Honoré in the heart of Paris where Hermès was founded almost two centuries ago. Originally a saddle maker, the Parisian luxury goods house has stayed close to […]

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