The Zins story began in 1967 in their high-end pants manufacturing center. Bernard Zins developped multiple innovative and patented techniques for linings, flies, pockets, pleats, and invisible seams that later became standards in the pant-making industry.
Within a few years of their founding, Zins was awarded contracts to manufacture lines for some of the most prestigious brands of the time: Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, Yohji Yamamoto, Sonia Rykiel, etc. By 2000, the House became a trusted partner to many luxury brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Lanvin, Old England, Arnys.
More recently, the brand has revitalized its creation through a new and daring artistic direction that plays with the brand’s signature lines and styles.
Developing innovative techniques for industrial pants production, Bernard Zin established 10 golden rules to engineer a garment that is as well-tailored as it is comfortable. Guiding these rules are 4 essential principles: innovation, fabric selection, cutting precision and manufacturing quality. For instance, the pockets in his pants are not sewn inside the lining for greater comfort. The belt loops are stitched with an “invisible stitch” and pressed before assembly for a better finish. Fabrics with stripes are aligned and matched at the side seams and at the waist, and the strategic positioning of the lining at the knee avoids “bagging” or stretching the fabric.