Above and Beyond: Ashley Watson

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Who is Ashley Watson?

I’m a clothing designer living in London and I engineer functional clothing for travel by road. I balance the pace of the city with trips on my motorbike in search of space. Motorbikes mean different things to different people. To me, it’s about imagination, the possibility of where a bike can take you. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that a road, starting at your door, connects you to the distant corners of the world. Whether it’s a short run out of town or an expedition across a continent to me, at their core, they both share the same sense of freedom. This is what I design for.

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When it comes to testing his designs Ashley does not hold back or take shortcuts. To put his latest design, the “Eversholt Jacket” through its paces, Ashley set off for a trip in search of the toughest climates and terrains Europe has to offer. Wearing the Eversholt Jacket together with a pair of Red Wing Harvesters he rode across the blasting heat of central Spain, pushed through hours of driving rain, followed off-road tracks to secluded lakes and rode high in the Alps before dawn. Throughout the trip, Ashley searched for beautiful, untouched landscapes and photographed those he found. Here are some of the amazing photo’s Ashley took while testing the Eversholt Jacket.

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Red the full story on the website: ashleywatson.co.uk

Instagram: @__ashleywatson__

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