Inspired by my visit to SPOGA, the international equestrian trade fair, earlier this week, I thought I’d highlight a few brands that really stood out for me in terms of style, innovation, and functionality. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal the upcoming winter 18/19 collections just yet, but here’s a look compiled of my brand favorites’ items available right now.
Vestrum has made me fall in love with them all over again with a classic, timeless collection incorporating classy horse prints, exquisite materials (suede competition jacket anyone?) and sophisticated color pallet. I’ve added one of my favorite horse print sweaters from their current collection as a teaser of fabulous things to come.
Kingsland has really grown into the classic style fashion brand tailored to equestrian needs over the past few years and with their 6 collections coming out throughout the year (classic collection, 4 seasonal collections, and dressage collection), there will always be something to fit your style, the weather, and equestrian needs. I’ve added the super cute white polo / show shirt Shallotte to this grey scale set today because it looks fabulous under the classy Vestrum sweater.
La Valencio is one of those relatively new innovative brands that has the capability to shake up the industry with fresh and funky new items. The color schemes for the upcoming seasons are delicious, but for now, I’ve added the shiny black and silver detail Ingma jacket to this look.
Alberto Fasciani is and will probably remain my absolute favorite for a classic Italian style quality riding boot. They have come with a few innovations and collaborations that will make any boot lovers heart beat faster but for this look, I’ve kept it classic black with the model 919.
Have you seen the stunning collection of gold-plated spurs from U Black rider? Such a beautiful gift or a stunning addition to any respectable riders’ wardrobe. My favorites are of course the Rose gold ones, but I felt that the Ruthenium spurs were a better fit for this look today.
KEP Italia had me at there stand like a kid in a candy store: so many different colors, styles and looks to choose from, I could not tell you which one was my favorite this year. Not only do the helmets look great, they are also lightweight, breathable, comfortable and safe. This look called for the KEP Italia special edition shiny cromo metal star silver grey helmet.
Roeckl gloves are the best companion to top off any look, especially if they are as warm and beautiful as the lack and silver Julia gloves. There are some very exciting color combo’s coming up for next season!
Not at SPOGA this year, but for me always top of mind: Kudamono. Slowly but surely establishing themselves as the ultimate casual lifestyle equestrian denim brand, their grey denim full seat breeches deserve a spot in this grey scale outfit.
A few more honorable SPOGA mentions will have to go to:
Makebe: such a classy Italian brand, they will be bringing us the most stunning tailored items for the upcoming seasons, with one of my favorite sets of the whole trade fair: a pin-stripe suit. Business worthy as well as barn ready: the perfect street or office to stable look…. coming soon!!
Stay tuned to discover all of the fabulous new fashion right here at the Stylish Equestrian!!
Have a stylsh ride!