Horse riding may not be a mere entertainment, it may also be a parade of trendy pieces of fashion designers. There is a range of luxury brands in the market engaged in the creation of clothing for this royal sport. We're bringing you a list of the BEST ones.
The Argentine brand operates in the fashion world for over 30 years and during that time it won an important status in the market. In addition to luxury polo shirts, vests, jackets, sweatshirts for both women and men it also offers practical technical accessories, including shoes with stylish colouring, helmets, saddles, classic white polo jeans, gloves or practical bags.
The American brand of Polo Ralph Lauren, which has been in the market for over 51 years, cannot be left out. Fans of luxury fashion will certainly be familiar with it since time immemorial, but others must have learnt of it thanks also to the TV series, Friends. It is because Rachel green, one of the most popular characters of the series worked for Ralph Lauren. And we are not at all wondering why she was so enthusiastic and committed to her work. That´s because Polo Ralph Lauren brings not only luxurious and stylish fashion, but also pieces in which you will be simply irresistible in the saddle!
If you want to refresh your look by luxurious accessories and models, then is the French brand of Hermès is certainly the right choice. You can spice up your outfit by some of the handmade iconic head scarves, a trendy poncho or a jacket. In addition to these pieces, Hermès offers something that will certainly be appreciated also by your four-legged pet - an exclusive and, above all, quality horse saddle, custom-made of course.
To start with, I would like to mention how terribly happy I am that finally I can write about equestrian fashion as such! I could not wish for a better première than here in the "Fashion against the Current". Since I am a horsewoman, horse rider body and soul, I view the selected brands from a really professional point of view. So draw it all in, as much as possible (hahaha).
The absolute tip in both practicality and design is definitely the brand of Hermès! If only for the reason that as the only one of these three brands (of which we are talking) it actually started selling horse tethers for French nobility and notable French families ever since 1837. And this collection for 2018 is also absolutely perfect! A truly functional pair of jodhpurs, jumping or dressage jackets, riding boots, or simply the functional jackets and jackets for riding in the field. In the past I was fortunate enough to have a pair of jodhpurs (price tag CZK 20,000) and they were absolutely perfect and lasted for years! They can be also purchased in Pařížská Street... What is more, if you wear riding clothes by Hermès, you will have the same comfort in the saddle as many Olympic riders!
Then there are Ralph Lauren and La Martina. These two brands I threw together this time round. Because in neither of the collections can we find a truly functional pair of jodhpurs with a reinforced seat and generally speaking, these are more like fashionable T-shirts with a logo of a horse, but on the other hand they will fit perfectly and not hinder your movement. Moreover, La Martina surprised me by its functional footwear, gloves and a helmet. But unfortunately, these pieces basically are only for polo riders and there really is only a minority of them here. The competitions are dominated by show jumping and dressage. I wish you to make a good choice and good luck!