essential equipmentPosted: August 18, 2010
What exactly is Equipment you might ask. Well judging by this post, it obviously has something to do with shirts you idiots! But seriously, Equipment is a line of relaxed fit, mens’ style shirts…something I have been searching for forever…aka my dream come true.
Christian Restoin—the longtime partner of Carine Roitfeld—(who also played a major role in the conceiving of one of my fashion idols, Julia Restoin Roitfeld-thanks Christian) -is at it again! He originally launched Equipment in the mid 70s…making it a wardrobe staple in the 80s…but sold the company as the early 00s creeped in (side note: back then, they came in crazy-oh-so-disco-colors). Well, lucky for us, he decided to collaborate with Serge Azria and relaunched the line this past Spring!! …with more neutral colors, might I add.
Serge Azria—brother of Max Azria, owner of Current/Elliott and Joie, and now informal “guardian” of Equipment- came up with these beauties posted bellow. Yes, you are allowed to fall in love with a shirt.
And the mother of Parisian fashion herself…
Carine Roitfeld in Equipment
So, I will repeat myself in order to make a point. I am saving money for shopping in Paris (FOUR days away)…which is why I stopped myself from purchasing one of these signature blouses. Buttttt, don’t fret–what will be one of my first purchases in Paris? You betcha bottom dollar! Thank you, my dear friend Hillary, for introducing me to my one true love.
(in the states, you can find Equipment at Saks, Barneys, and Shopbop)