Maison Bernard ZinsEstablished 1967
Founded in 1967 by ‘Ingénieur Pantalonnier’ Bernard Zins, Maison Bernard Zins makes the most iconic trousers. Specialized in Apparel at the Ecole Supérieure du Vêtement de Paris with Courrèges as a classmate, Bernard Zins developed a new manufacturing technique for industrialized pants with an adjustable waistband in 1959. Other innovative techniques soon followed (lining, flies, pockets, pleats and invisible seams) and all these innovations grew out to become the industry standards in pants making.
As an industrial benchmark, Bernard Zins manufactured the diffusion lines for many prestigious brands, such as Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, Yohji Yamamoto or Sonia Rykiel. In 1999, Bernard Zins was contracted by luxury brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Lanvin, Old England and Arnys to manufacture pants under their brand name.
Today, the Maison Bernard Zins still make pants following the 10 golden characteristics that its founder established:
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