Manufaktur showcases partnerships KTC has forged with some of the most inspirational brands, and people, at the pinnacle of garment manufacturing.
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.
The Rokoko Smartsuit Pro is a motion capture ‘no brainer’ solution for high-end studios and mid-range independents. It is a full body jumpsuit that you slip into created in collaboration with KTC.
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.
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.
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.
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.