With a focus very much on alpine and mountain activities like skiing and snowboarding, the Jil Sander x Arc’teryx collection consists of three jackets – one unisex, one for women, and one for men; along with a pair of bibbed trousers and a one-piece suit, both also unisex.
Working with the Arc’teryx team, Jil Sander’s design duo of Lucie and Luke Meier have dreamed up new volumes and shapes and used the engineering skills of the Canadian brand to optimize functionality and construction.
“In their search for a strong partner to produce exceptional purpose-built apparel, the Meiers chose Arc’teryx for their 30-year commitment to craftsmanship, product integrity, and functionality, to authentic performance and innovation,” Jil Sander said in a release on Monday.
Though based in Milan, Jil Sander was launched in Hamburg by Jil Sander herself in 1973, going on to become the single most influential fashion house based in Germany in the past half century, legendary for its high-class minimalism. After several changes of ownership, the house of Jil Sander is today owned by OTB, or Only The Brave, the key holding company of Italian fashion billionaire Renzo Rosso.
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