About the designer
Officially established in 1976, Equipment was – and still is – the go-to brand for elegant and slightly androgynous shirts, characterised by refined tailoring and a timeless look. The head of Equipment Christian Restoin, long-time partner of former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris Carine Roitfeld, was known for his sophisticated yet simple designs. In 2010 Serge Azria, brother of BCBG's Max Azria, took over the helm and relaunched the brand. He felt like it was his duty to revive the iconic Equipment brand and give a contemporary spin to its signature pieces. Azria describes the brand's aesthetics as 'Chic, timeless, minimalistic and essential'.