A Fresh Vision of Australian Style
Integrity and Provenance
The fashion industry today is often more focused on profit-margin than craft. This manifests in low-quality garments produced en masse with little thought as to the art or origin of the item. In contrast to fast-fashion, Christian Kimber is dedicated to our promise of timeless, functional and durable garments of the highest quality.
We are committed to the philosophy of the slow-lifestyle that we cater, to in the production of every product. We only work with independent, ethical and family-run manufacturers in Verona and Sofia that work hard to put their people first. And in caring for our makers, we end up with more lovingly made clothes
Our Garment Dyed Clothing
We produce our cottons and linens in Italy, seeking out the finest materials in the world.
The process of "garment-dyeing" is an iconic and distinctive characteristic of Christian Kimber. We work with our colour laboratory using high quality white or raw un-coloured Italian fabric which is washed and dyed as a final manufacturing step. As opposed to the conventional method of manufacturing garments from pre-dyed fabric.
This makes our clothing feel worn-in and softer. They actually get better with age, compared to the other garments in your wardrobe.
Most of our shirts, blazers, jackets and trousers have this production process.
We source our wool from Australia for all of our knitwear and they are produced in Verona in Italy. Our wool is famous the world over for softness and technical benefits.
Our Merino wool is naturally breathable. Wool fibres can absorb large quantities of moisture vapour then move it away to evaporate into the air with a natural resistance to wrinkles. Our Merino is from Geelong about an hour's drive from Melbourne and incredibly
soft. In contrast to synthetics, Merino wool is an active fibre that reacts to changes in body temperature. So it helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot.
Christian launched his eponymous brand in Melbourne, in 2014, with a small, capsule collection of footwear and accessories. Developing a cult following early on amongst the menswear crowd in Australia and abroad, by 2016, Christian was able to extend the collection to include clothing, grow a global wholesale network and open his first bricks and mortar store in the Melbourne creative hub, Fitzroy, and now a second store in Armadale.
The brand vision has always focused on making luxury quality clothing more attainable to men in terms of meeting the needs of modern lifestyle as well as cost. Taking a ‘slow-fashion’ approach to retail, the design process is underpinned by the three core pillars of modernity, functionality and durability - with a view to redefining the concept of modern Australian style.