It’s not just a love of running that former top athlete Olivier Bernhard and his friends David Allemann and Caspar Coppetti share. They’re all also dedicated to developing the perfect product for running.
AlphaTauri is ready-to-wear apparel for men and women, combining functional fabrics and innovations with natural premium textiles.
Developed in partnership with KTC, the ultimate goal of the 7 Layer systems function is to create the optimum core body temperature and to move perspiration away from the body to give complete comfort in any climatic conditions.
Daniel Baumli launched MILVUS especially to suit the aviation needs of like-minded ambitious glider pilots, there was nothing else out there on the market.
David de Rothschild recently launched The Lost Explorer, a multi-category modern adventure lifestyle website that works in partnership with nature to outfit its, similarly intrepid, consumers for the adventure of everyday life.
Creating premium performance apparel that celebrates the style and culture of running, Tracksmith is one of the latest activity specific brands to stem from one of the most beautiful corners of the United States.
Variously described as the ‘ultimate luxury gadget’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘absolutely epic’, BAC’s Mono is the world’s only single seated road legal, track friendly supercar.
Founded in 1948 by Engelbert Strauss, producing a wide range of brushes and brooms for local businesses, the eponymous, family-run business, based in Biebergemünd, Germany, is the leading European Brand for workwear and protective equipment. If you are looking for fit-for-purpose clothing that might cross over into popular clothing culture, Engelbert Strauss is probably the one to watch.
Bunney has a simple aim in life. It wants to create beautiful objects that will stand the test of time.
Manufaktur catches up with Bunney’s founder to hear more about the collaboration and a parka it created with KTC to accompany the project.
The thing with great ideas is that they often don’t happen when you want them to. Some will come to you spontaneously, when you least expect them to: when you are out running, having a chat with friends, travelling on a plane, in the shower. In the case of Albert Einstein, he said that he got many of his best ideas when he was shaving. You can’t make them happen. Good ideas take time. Sometimes they take a lot of time.
Before the late, great George Herbert Leigh Mallory attempted to climb Mt. Everest in the Himalayas in 1924, somebody posed the following question to him: “Why do you climb mountains?” Mallory responded curtly: “Because it’s there.”
Most actions are a combination of instinct and learned behavior. Obviously an instinct is something you don't need to learn — it happens naturally, without you even thinking about it. The rest can be learnt along the way.
Few cycling enthusiasts will be unfamiliar with Rapha. The British cyclewear brand was introduced to the world in 2004 (when road cycling was still very much under the radar) with a single-minded mission and ambition: to create the finest cycling clothing and accessories in the world.
In order to feel any sort of confidence in what you wear, this confidence must be founded on its reliability. In turn, the reliability has to be forged from the quality and engineering that goes into making it. This quality generally emanates from a vision and a passion for perfection and precision – to make the best even better.
Born in Beijing, China; raised from the age of 10 in Perth, Australia; studied in London; working and showing his collections in Paris – Yang Li is a Chinese designer with a burgeoning international reputation among some of the world’s most highly influential stockists.
When embarking on an international adventure everyone aspires to pack light. Some travellers are better than others. Some will opt for a fleet of matching luggage encasing pretty much everything but the kitchen sink, while the more successful travellers will manage to squeeze everything into a single carry on bag.
Since his departure from Gap a couple of years ago, he’s stayed pretty quiet on the fashion front. But instead of taking up the reigns at another global multiple, he decided on a new direction by launching his own clothing line called Paskho – a luxury active wear and lounge clothing brand.
Both grueling and dangerous, “Around Alone” is a serious test of mind, body and soul. It comes as little surprise then that more people have travelled into space than have managed to sail around the world solo.
Passionate about both horses and South African history, Barry and his brother-in-law, close friend and business partner Joe Dawson created the concept of The Ride: a reality television series retracing epic horseback journeys that shaped history.