It is no surprise that SUSAN BIJL and Bonne Suits bonded over the many similar characteristics that distinguish our brands—durable, timeless design for everyday use. Bonne and Susan both started their brands in reaction to the abundance of stuff in their lives. A Rotterdam x Amsterdam collaboration was evident.
The limited collection consists of a Bonne Suit adapted by Susan and a 24/7 bag in Bonne's signature fabric, cotton twill; both released in Electric Blue and Black.
This limited edition bag is an adaption from The New 24/7 Bag in a mix of Bonne's cotton twill fabric and our ripstop nylon. This gives the bag a very soft and relaxed shape, even though the pattern is exactly the same as our regular 24/7 bag. On the inside, you find a laptop sleeve and zipper pocket.
The adaptions Susan made to the classic Bonne Suit are subtle but significant. We enhanced the baggy fit of the classic Bonne Suit by adding an elastic band in the back of the jacket, which makes the fit more bomber-like; this is even more visible in the sleeveless Electric Blue suit. The jacket is single-breasted, and we moved one of the chest pockets to the inside. The pants are straight-fitted and have patch pockets. Our alterations result in a casual style Susan x Bonne Suit that we prefer to wear a little oversized.
The Susan x Bonne Suit in Electric Blue is sleeveless; the black suit has sleeves.
The collection will be available from Saturday, December 4, at 2 pm.
The collection is that day exclusively available at our Store & Office location and online at SUSANBIJL.COM.
All suits and bags are from the 4th also available in the Bonne Suits store Zeedijk 60 and at BONNELIFE.COM.
From Monday, December 6, we will offer this collection at the Maurtisweg.
Photography by Maarten van der Kamp