“Discovering the 13 area, deserves for us to be chic enough."
- Color : Dark navy blue with off-white stripes
- Composition : 100 % cotton flannel
- Mandarine collar
- A buttonned chest pocket
- The buttons are made of corozo
- Slightly fitted cut
* Made with love in Portugal *
Olzha is 1m88 tall, weights 70 kg and wears size M.
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The Mandarin collar
Although mainly worn by men nowadays, the mandarin collar stems from the qipao, a garment worn by the Manchus women during the Qing dynasty. Mao Zedong used to wear the famous stand-up collar when he headed the People’s Republic of China from 1949 until his death in 1976. With a button in the middle, the mandarin collar is most often worn closed. Traditional as well as modern, its design is elegant and timeless.
“The Dalle des Olympiades is the epicentre of the 13th,” explains Valentin, co-founder of OLOW. “Part of my family, my grand-mother, an uncle and two cousins still live there today. The neighbourhood is located just in front of the university I studied at years ago.” This is how Valentin describes the emblematic Parisian village that was completed in 1977. The result of a vast urban redevelopment plan in the 1960’s, the Olympiades aim was to transform certain neighbourhoods of the 13th arrondissement.
“Sapporo, Mexico, Athens, Helsinki, Cortina, Tokyo, London, Antwerp, Rome, Grenoble and Squaw Valley”, all the tower blocks, containing both private lodgings as well as shops, are named after the host cities of the winter and summer Olympic Games. The same goes for certain streets, whose names echo athletic disciplines, such as Discus Street and Javelin Street.
“Discovering the 13 area, deserves for us to be chic enough"
The word “flannel” is said to stem from the Welsh term for “wool”. Although flannel was originally entirely made of wool, it is now made up of cotton. Soft to the touch, the fibres are napped, scratched, and then raised to give the fabric that soft feel. Often used for winter coats, shirts and hats, flannel renders garments more waterproof.
A spanish word to describe vegetable ivory, corozo (or tagua) is the fleshy interior of the ivory palm fruit - called endosperm - originally from the Amazonian forest. It can be sculpted, changed and polished as easily as ivory. Corozo was first discovered in 1798 by Spanish explorers Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón who set out to explore the Peruvian jungle of the upper Amazon. They discovered that the first people to use the palm fruit to create jewellery and objects were the Quechua Indians. Fishermen also worked with corozo, creating small receptacles and snuff boxes. In 1865, a steamer left Esmeraldas in Ecuador for Hamburg with cargos of tagua on board. The Germans then discovered the vegetable ivory and began making buttons and small ornaments such as dice, thimbles, needle sheaths, jewellery and drawer knobs.