Style Watch: Trends at Global Champions Tour London

The high equine fashion was out in full force at the Longines Global Champions Tour in London over the weekend. European fashion tends to be a step ahead of the curve, and the equestrian scene is no exception. Here are some of the most noticeable trends we caught this weekend:

German rider Christian Kukuk sporting the Pikeur ProSafe Excellence helmet, which appears to be a new addition to the helmet market this year.

Italy’s Vittoria Fuser sported the BMW logo on her KEP Italia helmet.

Charlotte Lee, a serving police officer from Great Britain, sports her uniform with a helmet cover fitting that of an eventer.

Romania’s Alexia Apostolescu also sported a stylish and daring KEP Italia helmet, and her horse Quirana, is one of many wearing a full length ear bonnet that hooks onto the noseband.

You might think of H&M as a “regular” fashion brand, but we’ve really seen an up-tick in their support of and visibility in the equine market. Belgian rider Nicola Philippaerts and his twin brother Olivier both signed contracts with H&M in 2015.

We also saw an array of brightly colored jackets that venture away from the traditional black or red that are most commonly seen. Bonus points for a matching pad and/or bonnet, though traditionalists will argue that white pads are the best looking at this level of competition.

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