Renewing its collaboration with historical Viennese shoe manufacturer Ludwig Reiter, Rier reinterprets the archival boot originally built move ankles and tibias easily while driving tractors. The boot is modernized with a zip function, completing this year’s sharp silhouette. Extremely lightweight and durable thanks to its luxurious leather lined interior, this boot is elegant, deeply practical and timeless.
Rier’s ongoing search for extremely reduced, essential garments takes form in this year’s new Walker minimalist items. Drawing from traditional mountain gear, Rier reinvents the 500-year-old Walker into a two-piece minimalist suit, composed of two tops and an overskirt. For the first time the Walker is reshaped in a modernist spirit.
Bemberg® 100% Cupro is a natural, high-tech biodegradable and compostable material. For the first time this year, its uniquely fluid, shiny aesthetic is adapted to the Rier pyjama styles. Exporting the coat lining to the Rier wardrobe, the pyjamas are conceived as an additional slip layer.
A Rier staple, the 100% natural wool fleece is biodegradable, requiring reduced washing. This garment is Rier’s response to preventing micro plastics from getting washed into the ecosystem. The fleece offers a minimal take on this mountain infused, vintage climbers’ wardrobe staple, crafted in Austria. For the first time this year, the fleece is developed with a hood, and presented in 9 colours, including new tones of blue and red currant.
The 100% silk water repellent protective garments are a testament to Rier’s dedication to natural materials. Offering a prestigious lightweight layer, they are easily adaptable from informal countryside activities to formal evening occasions.
Historically produced in South Tyrol, Rier collaborated with one of Italy’s last craftsmen to create 100% silk moire. This ancient 19th Century fabric is prized for its subtle “watered” effect and uniquely crisp, resistant quality. Referencing the use of this iconic material in traditional costumes such as the aprons worn by widows and ribbons, the new water repellent utilitarian garments create a new function for this traditional material.
Embroidered flowers were historically used to adorn alpine costumes worn by men only, with a unique pattern for each village. Rier offers embroidered black velvet tops, jackets and skirts made to suit everyone, freely. For the first time this year, Rier developed a floor length black velvet coat featuring a high slit for an elegant, elongated silhouette.
The seamless fine rib 100% silk underwear items are crafted in Vienna with a fully automated, extremely precise machine traditionally used to make technical sportswear. The Wholegarment® machine was recalibrated by Rier to mix and combine four yarns together haphazardly, to create eleven different color combinations and patterns.
The collection’s utility items are crafted by a local South Tyrolean artisan according to centuryold leather working techniques. Hand painted vegetable tanned leather is decorated and carved in geometric cutouts. This year, Rier introduces new functions to its rectangular keyholders by adding card, passport and phone case functions, as well as a larger messenger bag for documents.