INDNAT is a one man company. It´s about making Trousers, Jeans & Shorts by hand for You. From design, pattern drafting, garment construction, sales and service, all under one roof, from a single source. From the craftsman_* directly to the customer.
All garments are carefully crafted, entirely by hand_* and sewn one piece at a time or in limited production series. Good quality and durability of the garments are the standard by which i work, one that i continously try to improve. Important criteria for the designs are their use and the production method.
There is a main role in the design inspiration and that is in a big part taken by the curiosity towards clothing for craftsmen, traditional garments up to men’s suits. Its shapes, the functional details, the process methods used, the materials, the traditional tailoring techniques and even sometimes the old stories that go with these are the input translated into a refined form. In combination with new ideas on detail and limited only by simplicity, these are the aspiration of craftsmanship that i hold in honor.
Silent sports like climbing, cycling, surfing … the ocean and the mountains, … the interest in different handcrafts … a down to earth mentality and so much more, most of all that what i can not explain with words are ingredients_* for the design, fine-tuning and the spirit of the products.
INDNAT trousers are made with carefully selected premium organic cottons, raw denims, loden, linen, hemp and suit fabrics. Excellent suit fabrics are made in Huddersfield, Yorkshire (England) & Sabadell/Barcelona (Catalunya). A particular Loden Wool fabric is manufactured in the mountains of Austria, with love and centuries of skills.
With a few exceptions, all cotton and some linen fabrics come from certified organic cultivation. The pocket lining and interior processing of all trousers is from organic materials.
My focus when searching for fabrics is on weaving mills that value ecology and transparency, and act in a socially responsible manner.
The basic INDNAT trousers have a good waistband fit, are worn slightly on the hips, with freedom of room in the crotch area and straight legs. All trousers styles can be ordered ‘Ready to Wear’ or ‘Made to Measure’. For ‘Made to Measure’ orders the – INDNAT pattern base – will be customized with your personal measurements.
All customers have a personal pattern. So it is possible to order any type of shorts & trousers made of different fabrics based on of your personal pattern as well as with modifications.
Mailorder / Selling
All trousers can be ordered with the help of the Online – Catalogue. In Girona you can come to the Workshop for a coffee, I’ll show you the collection.
Twice a year I’m on a custom fitting tour in Munich and Bavarian Pre-Alps. On these days I offer a personal fitting. With the help of the presented INDNAT trousers and all fabrics, the customer can order some new INDNAT trousers right there.
The catalogue provides you with informations about the materials and its origins. I am not allowed to show textile seals, I am not authorized to do so. This is not financially possible for a small workshop. However, I offer every customer as much transparency as possible in every area, please just ask.
I am the “social standard” in production, I would like to say: All trousers are made by me.
RESPECT THE WATERS
This Statement calls for responsibility towards nature, the resources at our disposal, and our dependence upon them. The understanding of this should always be the underlying foundation to my inspiration and professional approach, for all steps and decisions to come.
Trouser Maker of INDNAT
Studies at “ESMOD École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode” 3 years in München:
“Fashion Design / Pattern-making / Garment Construction”
Periodic Fashion Design Internships and Assistances during 2 years at KOSTAS MURKUDIS in München, Germany. Participation in development and design of all collections. Sample Sewing. Visit of the seasonal fabric fairs in Paris and Milano. Attendance to the fashion shows in Paris.
Clothing & Shoe Design – internship during at CAROL CHRISTIAN POELL, C.C.P Srl in Milano, Italy.
Final collection / diploma thesis “ind.nat. 98-99 workers collection in form”: This final work was distinguished by JOHN RICHMOND (London) and JOHN COLONNA (Paris) with the 1-st price “Prix de Créateur” for the men’s collections.
First Design Assistent to JOHN RICHMOND for the Menswear collections John Richmond / Richmond / Richmond Denim. The Menswear prêt-à-porter collection was presented during Milan Fashion Week.
First Design Assistent to KOSTAS MURKUDIS for the Menswear prêt-à-porter collection, presented during Paris Fashion Week.
Taking a break by my own decision. Time to orientate and to think about how i would like to work in the future. I started to work at the joiner’s workshop www.HOLZRAUSCH.de close to München. Travelled a half year to Peru and Bolivia. Continued the woodwork at the joinery and started also to work for the sail-maker www.INSECT-SAILS.de in München; repairing windsurfing-sails for all well-known manufacturers.
Freelance Design Work of 15 Menswear Trousers (Design, Patternmaking and Garment Construction of all Prototypes) for the company – Matador® – by Martin Imdahl in Grabenstätt, Chiemsee.
2002* INDNAT – Independent one-man trousers workshop
2009* INDNAT – SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS – Knitwear Design collaboration with Eva Brandmaier-Schmitz, Berlin.
For any questions, please send me an e-mail, call me or write a letter.
– Marcus Priester –