Furthering its collaboration with historical shoe manufacturer Ludwig Reiter, Rier introduces a new, open leather sandal in three colours: black, ebane and white, crafted in the family’s Viennese manufacture in Austria. Worn with fine neutral cotton socks the sandal becomes a formal footwear option.
With Spring 2024 Rier turns to the alpine festivities that mark the end of the cold winter season, when the crisp mountain air mellows, fields flourish with crocus sprouts, and snow begins to melt in the highest pastures. Celebrating the modest elegance of ritual mountain attire, Spring 2024 presents a new, ideal daytime ceremonial wardrobe.
Spring 2024 introduces a new, composed and relaxed yet formal attitude with Walker suits, worn with embroidered plain pressed popeline ceremonial shirts, sheer tops in silk and cotton, shorts and corduroy trousers, the iconic knickerbocker, utilitarian boots and new leather sandals.
The new Walker suit, composed of two jackets, a v-neck waistcoat and long wrap-skirt is a modular set of items presented in black and ivory, made to be worn on bare skin or layered with fine popeline and completed by the corduroy trousers and black leather boots.
These new day shirts are an ode to the subtle elegance of simplicity: their cropped cuts - slightly too short, with cuff-less sleeves and an open back version for a willingly effortless attitude.
The new shirts are presented in four different monochrome hues, combined with the revisited historical flower embroidery, explored in entirely new natural hues of bronze, white, grey, black and ciel light blue, adapted to the popeline colours as well as Walker items in black, navy and white.
Daytime shirts and ceremonial tops open the Spring 2024 collection: slightly too short, without cuffs for a willingly effortless attitude, they are worn with popeline shorts, corduroy trousers and the new Ludwig Reiter leather sandal. These day shirts, open back top and apron halter-neck are elaborated in white, ivory, black and ciel.
Sheer tulle t-shirts bring a new veil of delicacy to the Spring 2024 wardrobe. Crafted in 100% cotton, they are a first skin-tight layer. Paired with knickerbockers and corduroy trousers, they are delicate reminders of tulle items in alpine ceremonial attire. Presented in three natural shades of ivory, white and black, Spring 2024 introduces a new historical leaf embroidery inspired by ceremonial costumes.
Having previously focused on raw mountain living, Rier turns to transhumance, the ceremony dedicated to moving pastures from lower to higher grounds for the change of season. The verticality of the mountain wardrobe is particularly salient in this section of the collection, which combines fleeces, waxed cotton utilitarian outerwear, sheer tops in Wholegarment® silk and tulle cotton, worn with mini shorts and knickerbockers. Ludwig Reiter’s caoutchouc boot completes the silhouette with modest elegance, utilitarian and functional at its core.
A timeless alpine staple, the knickerbocker is introduced as a unisex item in the Spring 2024 silhouette. Its short, functional cut just under the knee is the essential mountain item for hiking, with zippered pockets to protect small objects from falling out. A reinforced back for sitting on rocks and trees, and the typical side-slit opening on the knees, for more walking comfort and being able to change the trousers without having to take off your shoes, at sudden weather change. The knickerbocker also features larger belt looks for hanging accessories and climbing carabiners.
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. This year the fleece is developed in a new boxy jacket and mini shorts, an idea of a suit ensemble combining existing timeless styles with a new short, in natural hues of earth tones and undyed blends, with fresh accents of sprout green and ciel light blue.
The seamless fine rib 100% silk 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 create sheer extremely light layers in five different colours of black, flax, natural, butter and ciel.
The 100% cotton windbreaker items are a testament to Rier’s dedication to technical gear crafted with natural materials. Crafted in Italy, tailored in Austria, it offers a fluid lightweight outer layer. The parka, windbreaker jacket and mini short complete the spring silhouette mixed with wool and fine silk, complementary to the wool fleece aesthetic and attitude.
Alpine spring outdoor ceremonies are attended wearing costumes adorned with the historical flower embroidery. Blooming with the spirit of alpine festivities, Spring 2024 introduces a fully embroidered Walker silhouette of popeline and wool. Jacket, waistcoat and skirt are a modular, functional set of wool items made to be worn on bare skin or layered with the fine popeline items. The flower embroidery is reimagined in new natural hues of bronze, white, ciel and black for a more subtle, understated elegance.
The alpine spring outdoor ceremonies are attended wearing the historical flower embroidery, presented in new natural hues of bronze, white, ciel, black for a more subtle understated elegance, and presented on fully embroidered silhouettes of popeline and wool.
The collection’s utility items are crafted by a local South Tyrolean artisan according to century- old leather working techniques. Hand painted vegetable tanned leather is decorated and embroidered with the historical peacock feather “Federkiel” an ancient technique that found its way from India, into the small mountain Valley, where it evolved over the past 300 years. Part of their local costume, the peacock feather embroidery is stitched respecting local heritage and craftsmanship. The white under layering is a typical ancient contrast to frame and highlight form and handmade embellishments.