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Company Profile Autumn/Winter 2013

Scotch & Soda loves to make great garments that suit every individual. We want people to love their clothes and enjoy wearing them. Scotch & Soda products are rich in detail, high quality and affordable. The designers at Scotch spare no effort or expense at detailing and fine-tuning samples, all the way to the neatly finished interior of each garment. We invest in the product, which is typically inspired by the best tried and tested classic and vintage styles, enriched with a wealth of inspiration from around the world.

Though Scotch & Soda has been around since the ‘80s, the Amsterdam-based fashion brand as we know it today originates in a brave new start in 2001, when three new owners joined their broad experience and shared love for making great garments. After Scotch & Soda was re-launched for Spring Summer 2002, Scotch Shrunk was added for Spring Summer 2008. Literally shrinking men’s styles to little brother or son sizes was a completely new take on kids wear, and Shrunk made waves no-one at Scotch had even dared dream of.

This success was soon followed by the launch of a women’s collection: Maison Scotch entered the market with the Spring/ Summer 2010 collection and it already accounts for a large part of the company’s continuous growth. Little sister R’Belle showed up for Spring/Summer 2011. Late 2010, the first Scotch & Soda perfume was launched by the name of Barfly, making a long lived dream of the brand come true. Scotch’s youngest and most ambitious project Amsterdams Blauw hit the stores in December 2010; a compact high profile denim collection that could only come from the Scotch kitchen.

The brand currently holds over 90 Scotch & Soda stores worldwide, more than 7000 other sales points and a fully up to date online presence with integrated webstore, blog and social media. Scotch & Soda is classic in many ways, but young and fast-forward when it comes to bringing great clothes onto the market place.


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Scotch and Soda Autumn/Winter 2013

Scotch and Soda goes for a well- worn tailored look for fall/winter 2013. Expect warm colours in the cold months, as well as beautiful hand-painted patterns and prints, all designed in-house, in the infamous design offices on the Amsterdam canals. The special details and treatments that Scotch and Soda is known for, reach new heights this season. Besides playful dip dyes and tie-dyes, the brand indulges non-denim fabrics in rich denim treatment and washes. This gives the garments a unique, worn-in look with a comfortable feel, whilst keeping a dressed up look. This season’s key themes are:

BROOKLYN BOHEMIAN
Scotch mixes preppy Americana with boho influences, into a rich colour palette of ruby reds, dark rum and cayenne that goes hand- in-hand with denim blues. Layer a button down denim shirt with an Ikat pullover and roll up the cuffs of your tailored pant to show off those socks and vintage brogues. The makings of a modern gentleman with refined personal taste.

SIR SAFARI POP
Get ready for an explosion of prints! African blankets inspired graphical patterns in intarsia knits and all over printed jersey tees and pants. Vintage silk gentlemen’s pyjamas and ties influencedmini prints that were used from blazer linings to accessories. Even fair isle knits, florals and traditional paisleys are updated in African shades like curry and spice. Dare to mix it up!

CIRQUE DU MA’ROCK
’This is your rock ‘n roll theme, mixing sharp and timeless pieces with hand-painted leather jackets and graphic tees inspired by iconic rock bands. The base of this look is ecru and black, with colour accents of bottle green. Roam the streets in a woolly bouclé blazer, flannel shirt, skinny jeans and shiny black leather shoes.

PIÉCE DE LA RÉSISTANCE
For the holiday season, Scotch & Soda adds some shiny statement pieces to a wardrobe of strong black and white basics. Highlights include tuxedo-styled shirts, special woven fabrics with metallic hues and decadent artworks.

Must-have items this season:
- Leather jackets with hand-painted graphics in warm colours
- Worked-out indigo blazer with all-over Ikat print
- Colour block parka jacket
- Intarsia knits with a subtle lurex thread woven in
- All-over printed gentlemen’s umbrellas


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Maison Scotch Autumn/Winter 2013

Maison Scotch has developed an exciting new collection for Fall/Winter 2013. Four distinct themes come to life inspired by travel to Morocco, scenes of the Orient, and street style of New York and Paris. The Amsterdam based brand developed a totally new Maison colour-palette for delivery 1 to open the winter season! We also focussed on new fits in new stretch qualities, resulting in body-con chic silhouettes for the blazers and dresses. The accessory line is extended further, now offering travel clutches, wallets and a beauty pouch. This season’s themes are:

ORIENTAL CULT
Maison Scotch looked east for inspiration. Combining the allure of the orient with embroidered edgy street style combinations. A mix of modern bright snake prints and baseball colour-blocking alongside pieces infused with Asian embroidered artworks.A powerful colourcard of black, poison green, vintage mint, with an injection of bright shuiro orange. The highlights include an oriental jacquard dress, an kimono-inspired baseball jacket and a cool allover printed skinny.

BERBER CHIQUE
This delivery mixes Berber inspirations, vintage tapestries and blankets, fringing & natural materials with a romantic Parisien sentiment. Fun layers of embellishments, beading, bohemian lace, quilted leathers, embroideries and animal prints create a unique homespun appeal. This is a delivery with a soft, nostalgic colourcard of blush, canyon rose, bordeaux, olive, oil green, with a bright cosmic yellow colour pop. Combine an allover feather printed top with a beautifully cut blazer, styled with our new iconic crystal bullet necklace!

COSMIC NOMAD
A bold and powerful theme combining Rock-n-Roll styling with Cosmic inspirations. Cosy lurex-spun knits, chenille, boucle, and metallic brocades bring an edgy element to western inspirations. An explosion of galaxy photo prints, supernova metallics, burnout chiffons and volcanic bead embellishments. A bold colour card of cobalt blue, wine, bordeaux, mars red, black, off-white and meteorite. Wear your favourite skinny biker pants with a metallic brocade jacket, and finish the look with stunner high heels for that sexy rocker attitude!

CIRQUE DE MAISON SCOTCH
Part dandy, part romantic heroin, a collection for a festive party with lots of fun old circus inspirations. Fearlessly fun – in a whirlwind of tuxedo inspirations, marching band blazers and baroque details. Easy and feminine colour card of soft blush tones, wine, and bordeaux alongside black, white & shiney metallics. Fabric qualities like velvet, drapey silks, and embellished sweats, all together provide an easy festive wardrobe.

Must-have items this season:
- Tops with starburst print
- All-over feather print dress
- Necklace with crystal bullet
- Animal jacquard parka with removable bouclé lining
- Satin baseball jackets


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Shrunk Autumn/Winter 2013

Expect the unexpected! This season, Scotch Shrunk takes over with a bold mix of patterns, prints and a reinvented winter colour palette. Contrasting checks clash with florals, camouflage pops up next to stripes and Ikat patterns are mixed with tie-dyes. And that doesn’t mean just the individual items; Fall/Winter 2013 is the season to throw it all together in one outfit! This collection was designed with four key themes in mind:

LEADER OF THE LOST BOYS
Inspired by the tales of the boy that never grows up, this is a theme that’s all about exploring. Shrunk sets out for adventure in outdoor- proof items, like his nylon jacket with warm inner fleece and awesome built-in headphones! The tees and sweats in this collection have graphics of pirates, bulls, friendly skulls and cowboys.

WINTER SPICE
Get ready for a winter safari in animal prints and tropical patterns, done the winter way. Africa-inspired colours and Ikat patterns appear on college-style garments, creating an all-new image of a college boy. Combine this style with rich leather items with studs and batches for that cool rock ‘n roll edge.

THE WHOLE SHABANG
It’s time to have fun, lots of fun! This theme holds the vibe of the 60s, with a 70s flare. You will see many oversized va-va-voom prints and funny comics popping up everywhere, and even the labels are updated in new eye-popping colours. The fabrics are subtly washed-out, as if they were seen through vintage sunglasses.

MOONDUST AND POLARBEARS
For the holiday season, Shrunk has the likes of a dressed up cowboy. The perfect combo of dressing the part without losing comfort. The basis of this look is winter whites, like rough natural canvas. The classic tuxedo shirt gets a worker-style twist. Monsieur Shrunk carefully picks out his velour blazer and herringbone skinny fit pants, topping it off with a dressed shirt and bow tie. A true bohemian gentleman!


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Kids Amsterdams Blauw Autumn/Winter 2013

The Scotch & Soda kids labels, Scotch Shrunk for boys and Scotch R’Belle for girls, proudly present their new Amsterdams Blauw lines. From the perfect jeans to the coolest biker jacket, Amsterdams Blauw offers all the denim essentials that kids could wish for. This season, the collection is all about ‘denim nomads’. Like true adventurers, the kids pack their bags and set out to discover, leaving a trail of blue behind. Bohemian influences meet with a rock ‘n roll edge, finished off with the special detailing that Scotch is known for. For boys, Scotch Shrunk Amsterdams Blauw presents a brand new slouch slim fit this season called ‘Raze’, with nice pleated details.

The all-time favorites ‘Strummer’ (skinny fit) and 5-pocket relaxed slim fit ‘Mercer’ come in many new colour ways, both in denim washes as well as coloured canvas options. The new ‘Purple Reign’ wash is bound to be loved by true denim clad boys: a bright purple, indigo over-dyed denim that looks great on the anti-fit ‘Brewer’. Team it with one of the light-weight denim patchwork shirts and a trucker jacket for the ultimate cool. For guys that love the outdoors, there’s the chambray hunting jacket that had the look of a check shirt, but is warm enough to bare the elements. And don’t forget to bring your awesome tie-dye backpack, to collect all the souvenirs you find on your adventures! For the R’Belle denim ladies out there, we see many all-over prints, patterns and bleaching effects this season.

From bohemian paisley or Ikat laser printed denim, to awesome acid bleaches and tie-dye effects. Key colours are warm winter tones like syrup pink, blossom and mustard. For some 70s funk, the brand new ‘Jolie’ 5-pocket flare fit will look amazing with the knitted hooded poncho, which comes with tie-dye gloves. The much-loved skinny ‘Parisienne’ fit comes in many new eye-catching washes this season, with a touch of 80s glamour. Take the ‘Glittertastic’ comfort stretch wash with destructions and glitters, or throw on the ‘Glamrock’: a grey-based, copper metallic printed biker pant. Finish the look with a graphic tee and a black denim biker jacket and you’re good to go!


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R'belle Autumn/Winter 2013

Get ready for an exciting winter! Scotch R’Belle is all about unexpected combinations this season, even more than what you’d already expect from the eclectic Amsterdam-based girls brand. Safari camouflages go with all-over galaxy prints, tie-dyes are mixed with Ikat patterns and animal prints happily clash with Breton stripes. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection was designed with four key themes in mind:

LEADER OF THE LOST BOYS
R’Belle is on the move! Inspired by the tales of the kid that never grows up, miss R’Belle is the leader of the pack and sets out for a bohemian winter adventure. Like a true nomad, her outfit has lots of layers in different textures and patterns. Not just the styles themselves, like layered skirts and tops, but also the combination of items and patterns together.

WINTER SPICE
Rock ‘n roarrrr! R’Belle goes on a rock star safari. A crazy collection of graphics, featuring all the animals of the wild, are worn with rock ‘n roll leather items with studs and badges.Oversized leopards and giraffes appear on printed wool qualities, sweats, jerseys and even knits. Take the coated metallic jacket with wool bouclé body and animal print sleeves, irresistible!

THE WHOLE SHABANG
This theme is about fun, lots of fun! The design team was inspired by the sixties, with a seventies flare. College combos meet with all-over prints, funny cartoons, polka dots and stars. The colour palette is subtly washed-out, as if they were seen through vintage sunglasses. The colourful rhinestone and sequin embroideries make these garments extra special.

MOONDUST AND POLARBEARS
Towards the end of the year, R’Belle likes to dress up, but still feel comfy. Her style for the holidays is winter whites galore with a touch of western. Chunky wool knits come with sparkly lurex yarn Ikat motives. Bohemian jacquards are combined with rough canvas and metal eyelets. To complete this look, have your pick from one of the many accessories, like a fancy twinkling collar necklace.


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Scotch and Soda Amsterdams Blauw Autumn/Winter 2013

For Fall/Winter 2013, Scotch & Soda Amsterdams Blauw takes it right back to where it all started. To the people, places and products that have inspired us for decades. The icons of denim. The anti-heroes. This results in a collection that is iconic in itself; showing all the must-have wardrobe denim staples with the fresh twist that Scotch & Soda is known for. The likes of original denim rebel Jackson Pollock inspired the new ‘Jackson’s Green’ wash for Scotch & Soda’s anti-fit ‘Brewer’. This seasonal special shows constructed details and pocket play with reversed fabric, on a base of fresh green cast worn-in denim.

Like a rock ‘n roll hero, the super skinny ‘Skim’ fit comes in great new washes like the all black ‘Slick Mick’ – after icon Mick Jagger – with vintage stone wash and subtle scrape. Black and grey are important colours this season. Scotch explores new treatments here, using black pigment sprays on denim, irregular bleached blacks, super deep navy blacks as well as black Japanese selvedge for a cleaner look. Denim heads will love the ‘Kuro’ this season; a signature ‘Gitane’ fit in a limited edition dry black Japanese selvedge, that comes in a matte black box for its new owner. Japanese indigo’s are a big story in this season’s collection. Besides sturdy selvedge options to die for, there are great new specials like the yarn dyed deep, deep indigo bandana shirt, a kimono, Japanese-styled work wear shirts and indigo granddad shirt, clean Japanese indigo chino and blazer. An all-new fit this season comes by the name of ‘Raze’, which is a slouchy slim fit with chino details, traditional back pockets and constructed seaming. This one’s available in great colour ways like the deep coloured canvas ‘Red Rust’ with heavy abrasion, or the ‘Brushed Dark’; a bright base of pure indigo with lightly brushed details.

The much-loved super slim fit ‘Gitane’ is no longer reserved for the premium Lot. 22 collection, but now also pops up in the main line. Take the crazy black acid washed ‘The Wild One’; this is one of the brand’s new comfort stretch qualities, where technical advance allows more flexibility, without losing its raw denim appeal. As the collection keeps growing, you can now dress in Amsterdams Blauw from head to toe. Besides all the perfect sweats, graphic tees and accessories, this collection also offers an exclusive recycled knit program. The fibers are made from the pulp of old jeans, brought to you in great washed-out wardrobe staples in different shades of blue. Denim, eight days a week!


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Maison Scotch Amsterdams Blauw Autumn/Winter 2013

For Fall/Winter 2013, Maison Scotch Amsterdams Blauw is all about the icons of denim. From the original rock ‘n roll rebels to a hint of 80s glamour, this collection offers all your can’t-go- without denim wardrobe essentials. Brand new fits, top-notch materials and love-worn washes with many visible and hidden details. And as the collection keeps growing, you can now indulge yourself in denim goodness from head to toe. A big focus is on patterns and applications this season, and mixing them with the fresh take on denim that Maison Scotch is known for. Take the ‘Atomic Stretch’ wash – inspired by denim icon Blondie – a heavily bleached black denim with subtle leather detailing.

As for patterns, expect refined all-over laser printed paisleys and Ikats, as well as winter tie-dyes. Maison also plays with the side seams; adding coloured Indian-inspired embroideries down the sides of faded blue jeans, or taking a dark base and adding a bright tie-dye effect down the sides for a rock ‘n roll tuxedo feel. Fits are updated to perfection thanks to new soft power stretch fabrics with excellent recovery. The new ‘Bohemienne’ mid-rise skinny completes Maison’s skinny fit offer - with the ‘Haut’ as a high-rise option and much loved ‘Parisienne’ for a low rise. The ‘Monroe’ is another newbie; this high-rise boyfriend fit is inspired by no other than Miss Marilyn herself; the iconic wearer of the boyfriend fit.

Pair this style with sky high heels and a blazer for an incredibly sexy look in a nonchalantly undone way. Besides all of the above, Maison Scotch Amsterdams Blauw offers all the tops to complete your denim look. Team your favourite black skinnies with one of this season’s trucker jackets, with a denim body made on authentic shuttle looms and detailed leather sleeves. Or take the light washed denim jacket with black-and-white jacquard Ikat sleeves for a softer feel. The signature Maison Scotch bouclé jacket is re-done with denim details for the occasion; perfect to wear over one of the sumptuous silk shirts with embellished collar. If you feel more like a relaxed look, not to worry – there’s plenty of tees, sweats and long sleeves to choose from, with fantastic hand-drawn graphics that will make you an icon in your own right...


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Barfly Autumn/Winter 2013

After 27 years of building and expanding their brand, the creative team at Scotch & Soda has realized a long lived dream and proudly present their first perfume entitled BARFLY. The essence of Scotch & Soda, its desire of individuality and love of free spirits is now translated into a fragrance. Much like the clothes, the perfume has its own character and is full of details. The creative team had a strong idea about how Barfly should smell and the feeling it had to evoke terms like intense but simple, young and transparent.

As the scent develops from its fresh top notes of citrus-herb to the middle notes of lavender and jasmine, mixed with outspoken components such as Sandal and Cedar wood, it eventually settles down to reveal its warm base notes of musk and Madagaskar Vanilla. Typical of Scotch & Soda’s design aesthetics, this product stands out by its individuality, not only by its extraordinary and surprising scent but also by its name and product design. With its no-nonsense bottle carefully selected through vintage archives and crafted top with the fly logo embossed, Barfly is a truly special addition to the growing brand. Barfly is available in Scotch & Soda stores and selected boutiques worldwide.


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