The Return of Atelier LaDurance

The Return of Atelier LaDurance

The Return of Atelier LaDurance

They are back. Well, actually they never left. Atelier LaDurance’s come-back was long awaited for their legion of fans. Now they can be plenty satisfied with the new collection that is already hitting the best denim boutiques in Europe, keeping the same heritage image and that small-atelier feeling that characterizes them.

The Return of Atelier LaDurance

Some people can define the French brand with an easy “you love it or you hate it”, but what it is crystal clear is that LaDurance is strongly positioned in the European denim map.

For instance, they are winners of the 2005 Sportswear International Fashion Award for best denim collection, 1st place in the 2010 Dieline Award and more, proving that not just the quality of the product is high, but also the brand’s management as well.

The Return of Atelier LaDurance

The Return of Atelier LaDurance

They are now celebrating their 10th anniversary. Since 2002 Gerard Backx, the legend behind the brand, is quite happy with success and direction of LaDurance. He took the past 2 years off, as a “hibernation” of sorts for the brand, but they never truly stopped.

He is now working closely with a small team of Dutch designers and denimheads who, together, have vast knowledge and experience with denim retail.

The Return of Atelier LaDurance

The big square flap pockets, cross stitching, and the vichy pocket lining are just a few of the details that define Atelier LaDurance. Naturally, these details are still present in the new collection and perpetuate the LaDurance essence.

The Return of Atelier LaDurance

With this new collection Atelier LaDurance finally embraced the tapered fit, but kept the original and comfortable top block as is.

A fine example is the Royston Chino, made from a loomstate 14 oz. Japanese twill. A true classic filled with LaDurance details such as triple stitching, flap pockets and vichy linings.

The Return of Atelier LaDurance

Photo courtesy of Jeanspaleis.nl

There’s also the Princeton Raw, the king of the new collection, in a 14 oz. Japanese selvedge with tapered fit. Atelier LaDurance is listening to the demands of denim enthusiasts and adapting to current trends.

The Return of Atelier LaDurance

Photo courtesy of Jeansandfashion.com

There are two more pieces to complete the collection. This time something new for LaDurance, prewashed denim. The Royston 11 oz. Japan Blue and the Princeton 11oz. Japan Blue, both in an attractive and eye-catcher electric blue wash.

Also mentioned are a limited run of tapered Prescott and Frontier Pants, a modified and exclusive old stock run of 200 pieces.

A good range of tops, shirts, jackets, T-shirts, and more are in the making as well, all with Gerard Backx’s signature style. Below are a few of the samples which LaDurance are hoping to launch in 2013. Stay tuned for more details.

The Return Of Atelier LaDurance

The Return Of Atelier LaDurance

The Return Of Atelier LaDurance

The Return Of Atelier LaDurance

Paul Travi

Paul Travi

Paul's first experience with raw denim was at the age of 10 when his parents purchased him a pair of raw Lee Jeans. After many years, he found the very same pair of jeans in the U.S. and since then his interest in denim became a passion. Now based in Holland, Paul is constantly researching and experimenting with the amazing fabric.

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  • Anteezy

    Atelier La Durance is one of the finest denim brands and I am thrilled with this new collection.

  • http://www.facebook.com/miloner.one Jean-Gilles Arpajou

    Happy to see a photography i made on this article, it would have been nicer if my name had appeared …It’s always nice to score sources
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/milone/6691948093/in/set-72157631355085480

    • http://www.rawrdenim.com Rawr Denim

      Apologies @facebook-802149252:disqus, please let us know how you’d like us to credit you.

  • Romain Lordonné

    Hi, do you know any retailers in France (especially in Paris) ? It’s very difficult to find them. Thanks in advance

  • chicagolaw1

    Where can I buy atelier ladurance belt in US? Any online sites in english?

    • trelf

      I have two for sale – black and brown. Contact me via twitter if you’re still interested.

  • toby

    are they made in china?

  • SJS

    Can someone advise when we can actually shop for these again in UK – still no sign online!! what is gaain on??

  • ay

    im really glad that they have restarted their production recently.. but im dying here trying to find any online shop that might ship their Atelier LaDurance to Indonesia. any help?

  • Jeansaddict

    How come there website doesnt exist? Huge fan of ALD, bought my 1st jeans and jacket 10 years ago when no one knew about them and it had just come out from Den Haag

  • Jeansaddict

    2013 is here but no sign of ALD, no website, no online retailers? whats going on??? I think i am going to start a petition or start a blog to make ALD available, there are thousands of fans of ALD who are dying to buy there jeans.