At Baartmans and Siegel, Seventies skiwear and the shell suits of subsequent decades were brilliantly elevated with luxe fabrications and opulent furs. “The Seventies was the beginning of statement sportswear,” said Amber Siegel, noting she and Wouter Baartmans also looked to the Gabber dance craze popular in Holland in the Nineties.
Puffer jackets, bombers and trench coats came in navy with admiral blue or cardinal red and white stripes, recalling Russian Olympic uniforms of the Cold War era. An ongoing collaboration with Kopenhagen Furs yielded sumptuous mink collars and exaggerated trim on a parka reminiscent of a Seventies gangster.
An evolution of the label’s signature formal jogger included a silhouette in Italian wool piped with degradé grosgrain ribbon. “It’s about taking something very familiar and turning up the indulgence volume,” Baartmans elaborated.
The duo, who launched the men’s label in 2010, excel at digesting classics, hyping them up and making them relevant. Now a capsule collection of women’s wear has been added to the repertoire. Sneakers, worn by both sexes, were done in collaboration with Le Coq Sportif.