We’ve seen streetwear brands repurpose military uniforms, workwear, and sportswear for their function plenty of times before. However Japanese brand sénélier has looked to the apparel of working artists to create something different. Their latest line, ”PARIS 59 rivoli squater,” is intended for painters who need to carry their tools while they work. The collection’s name pays tribute to the art gallery now located at the aforementioned address and the three artists who previously squatted there and covered it in original artwork.
Dedicated to artists like these, the collection features a range of thoughtfully designed pieces including reversible work coats, overalls, work shirts, and work pants capable of doubling as aprons. Each item comes with an illustrated set of instructions to explain the garment’s features — removable pockets which can be cleaned, multi-purpose overall straps, and sleeves which can be shortened. For a more in-depth look, check out the photos above. “PARIS 59 rivoli squater” is currently available online and in-store at Hide and Seek in Hong Kong.
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