Bleu de Kinh
Bleu de Kinh
Bleu de Kinh
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Bleu de Kinh
Bleu de Kinh
Bleu de Kinh
Bleu de Kinh

Bleu de Kinh

Regular price €100.00 Sale

Indigo blue overshirt.
Camouflage pattern on the back and on the chest pocket.
100% cotton. Pre-washed. Washable at 30 °.
Pattern hand painted and sewn in our workshop in Marseille.

Unique piece, the graphic layout of the pattern varies slightly depending on its cut. 3rd Series: limited edition, numbered. Delivery within 14 days.

From the China Sea to the Mediterranean Sea

The Silk Road navigators had already been exchanging the overalls of Chinese farmers and workers for several decades when Mao imposed it on everyone in the 1950s. Produced in mass, it was exported in bundles to Marseille, strategic port of colonial France. 
Practical, durable, affordable, Shanghai workshirt has been adopted by workers and farmers in the surrounding area for generations. Now a sartorial symbol, it unites Marseille to Algiers, Bastia to Tunis, and the 1960s revolutionnaries to the great Parisian couturiers, who all appropriate the shirt as a piece of their identity.
Kinh imagined and designed the Kinh Blue to pay tribute to this journey and these cultural exchanges. Hand painted in our workshop in Marseille, our motif takes up the pieces of the puzzle of this story. The blues mix sky and sea, embody the irregular floating of the swell on the horizon, and intermingle perfectly to form a pattern, which is repeated endlessly.