Jil Sander and Arc’teryx have worked together on a special womenswear, menswear, and unisex capsule for Jil Sander+, the collection conceived by creative directors Lucie and Luke Meier for active life outdoors. 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.
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Focused on skiing, snowboarding, and mountain sports, the collection consists of three jackets – one unisex, one for women, and one for men, a pair of bibbed trousers and a one-piece suit, both unisex. Lucie and Luke Meier have designed new volumes and shapes and with the engineering of the Arc’teryx team, have optimized the garments for function and construction. The collection features waterproof and breathable 3L Gore-text Pro fabric accented with overlays of supple weatherproof leather. Details and trims, pockets and zippers, have been all carefully studied to guarantee maximum performance. The interiors of the garments show the lines drawn by Arc’teryx’s signature ergonomic patterning and micro-seam tape construction, highlighting the meticulous, specialized build. The 3 solid colours of the collection underline the found synthesis between purpose and design : white, black, and a blue-grey reminiscent of the depth of glaciers.
“We both grew up spending time in the mountains enjoying winter sports but we could never find garments that balanced high performance with high aesthetic quality. Eventually, with Arc’teryx, a company we have always admired for their rigor and commitment to research, we had the chance to design them”, say Lucie and Luke Meier.
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The collection will be available online at jilsander.com, arcteryx.com, ssense.com as well as Jil Sander and Arc’teryx stores and at select retailers worldwide from November 10th.