Meet the latest addition to hands & legs.: Sempach. A range of timeless pieces that draw inspiration from the design and materials of Swiss army gear.
In 2005, just two years after the historic parade in Sempach, all of these things were going round in the mind of a young guy from Basel. Spotting a Swiss army sleeping bag while browsing in a flea market, he realised it would make the perfect basis for a range of original, contemporary outerwear. This was the beginning: a line of different designs of jackets, all featuring the characteristic quilted fabric inspired by army sleeping bags.
Ten Years Later
2015 marks a key development for the brand: ten years after this intuition, Sempach goes back to its roots to reboot its design vision, updating its original source material to craft a clean, pared-down aesthetic. How? The whole project is functional and rational: no frills, no passing fashions. At the outset Sempach focused on the sleeping bag quilting adding a series of clean, well-defined details sampled from the famed Swiss army backpacks and from the same wool used to make army blankets.
The Sempach journey walks along the path of evolution: every collection comes from the creation of new materials. Authentic fabrics, details and colors are exclusively developed for the project and are conceived by drawing inspiration from original mainstays of the Swiss army gear.
Form and Function
A journey that continues on the same key principles: Swiss Army supplies as source material, great design as a starting point, painstaking attention to detail from start to finish, and function as a style manifesto.