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Klaesi Holdener at the Paris Fashion Week

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Klaesi Holdener


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Berlin-based label Klaesi Holdener will unveil its Fall/Winter 2020 collection at the Paris Fashion Week on Friday 17 January with the support of Pro Helvetia.

Inspired by the paintings of French artist Franck Rausch, this new collection is centered around the figure of a modern vagabond travelling with his belonging that include many important elements of men tailoring. The fashion designer mainly worked with Japanese school uniform material, traditional English waxed outerwear fabrics combined high-tech fabrics from Swiss supplier Schoeller to give contrast.

Founded in 2015, Klaesi Holdener offers an alternative direction to contemporary menswear dressing. Conceived in the tradition of classic men’s tailoring, the brand features high quality and essential designs with a savvy eye for proportion and detail – smart classics for informed men.

The participation to the Paris Fashion Week is supported by Pro Helvetia through the Spring 2019 Call for projects.

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