Feels like a life time ago when we last showed, but now the show season is finally in full swing again. Okay, that might be a little exaggerated but the lockdown definitely offered some time to create new show clothing or purchase a outfit. However, we wondered: What are the trends to go with this year? And even more specifically: What are the hottest colors and patterns? We asked some experts from the industry and those were their – sometimes surprising – answers.
Oh, yes, the lockdown – the time of Zoom parties, home-office and many, many new hobbies. While normal people were learning macramé or baking banana bread, horse show people did their own thing – like creating new outfits. That is exactly what Sina, a successful EWU equestrian, and her Mom did. They told TSL how their “corona hobby” developed and shared their advice on making DIY outfits.
In this series, we introduce all European designers. While most of them offer spectacular, unique, sparkly master pieces, the business we will introduce in this article has chosen to take a different part: Hansride is a young brand that offers all sorts of shirts, custom-made, DIY and off the rack. We have talked to Jacky Hans about their new family business, what they offer and – she spilled the secret – what’s next to come.
It is a problem many of us have encountered – The Showlife as well: messages from sketchy people on Facebook who want to sell their outfits or blankets. Quite often, these blankets and outfits are the cheap version of a custom made product. We have talked to Sabrina Hoppert and Nadine Caballera from MamaMia Showclothing about this topic.
Nowadays, there are many different designers who offer show clothing in Europe – no matter what, jacket or shirt, expensive or really, really expensive. Those who can afford it, can choose from many options. Those who can’t, however, have to search through many, many Facebook groups in order to find a pre-used outfit which the previous owner doesn’t like anymore or doesn’t fit in anymore. Since a few months, however, there is an easier option: Horse Show Stunners. Founder Isabell Perkins has told us everything about this new and special online shop which is like the European Version of Show Me Again.