Jil Sander x Arc’teryx
by Stephen Garner
Jil Sander x Arc’teryx

Jil Sander and Arc’teryx have joined forces on a special men’s, women’s, and unisex capsule collection for active life outdoors.

Focused on skiing, snowboarding, and mountain sports, the collection consists of three jackets – one unisex, one for men, and one for women, a pair of bibbed trousers and a one-piece suit, both unisex.

Jil Sander creative directors 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-tex Pro fabric accented with overlays of supple weatherproof leather.

Jil Sander x Arc’teryx

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.

“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,” said Lucie and Luke Meier. “Eventually, with Arc’teryx, a company we have always admired for their rigor and commitment to research, we had the chance to design them.”

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.