Selvedge Run N° 09


02—04 July 2019

Berlin ExpoCenter City

Eingang Süd/Jafféstraße
14055 Berlin / Germany

Kiplay Vintage

It’s in the village of St Pierre d’Entremont in Normandy that Kiplay Vintages history begins. Marcel, a young son of a shoe manufacturer, meets Emilie, a cloth merchant’s daughter and garment maker. It’s the beginning of a great love story. On  29th October 1921, the couple gets married and Kiplay has just been born. Four generations later, Marcel’s great grandson, Clément PRADAL, revived the workshop and the manufacturing in the village of origin and shaped the Made in France line inspired by the clothes of yesteryear. The made in France is not a trend. It’s a real realization: consume differently. It is also an opportunity to show their work and feel the pride of „made in France“ products. There is in French production a real attention to detail and finishing. In the past, their grandfathers proudly wore their rugged work jackets that were resistant to all situations. Kiplay vintage is the desire to adapt the workwear produced in their factories since 1921 in everyday clothes. Jeans, pants, jackets and overalls for men and women are updated to be worn daily, while maintaining the historical solidity of their clothes.