Hardrige is a french bootmaking brand, commited to excellence, high quality products and french savoir-faire. Most notably, they are the offical supplier of the French armies of which they have been manufacturing for 25 years. Hardrige has joined up with creative agency l’Ecurie and Parisian boutique colette for a collaboration of a boot. Together, Hardridge and l’Ecurie present a product that combines perfectly a bold design with traditional expertise that cannot be equaled.
L’Ecurie has designed a presentation box that measures up to this shoe : a prestigious 1960’s sports coupé which transforms into the most precious and exclusive of shoe trunks. Drawing inspiration from aeroplane cockpits, the interior is original and bold yet. The boot has been completely re-worked to house the Rafale Ecurie and is equipped with a sound and video projection system that allows you to follow the evolution of the shoe from its conception and initial sketches through to the hand nishing of the product by Hardridge’s. Hardridge’s Rafale Ecurie and its mobile case can be previewed from 26th January in the Colette boutique, home of both Parisian and international hype, where the shoe will certainly become its best seller this season.
About Hardrige: Since its creation in 1985, Hardridge has produced top-of-the-range shoes that also suit the urban dandy.In addition, with its exceptional expertise, the French brand has continued to serve the elite in becoming the of cial provider of footwear to the French Army, Navy and Air Force. Today, with Hardridge Terre Air Mer, the company uses its technical skills to produce models for civilian wear.
About l’Ecurie: L’Ecurie is a creative agency; a styling bureau specialized in the presentation of mobility in urban trends. The team unites clashing and creative personalities who all have the same passion and the same drive. Their aim is to make movement and mobility a way of life, a real lifestyle statement. The agency’s name re ects this. In motor racing, an F1 team is a group of specialists, the best in each eld whose common goal is to attain excellence and success.
See images of the Hardrige x l’Ecurie x colette Boots below.