PARAJUMPERS SS16 Collection
This season, the Italian premium outerwear brand Parajumpers has you covered with four new capsule collections designed by the brand’s Creative Director, Massimo Rossetti, in collaboration with the Japanese designer Yoshinoro Ono, the Korean designer Heesung Choi and the Italian designer Gionata Malagodi.
“We always aim to explore different horizons, and therefore we like to opt for collaborations you wouldn’t expect from a premium outerwear brand,” explained Rossetti, making a nod to his previous creative capsule collections and the brand’s STORIES multimedia travelogue, which celebrates creative minds and brave-hearts of all kind.
In line with the first range of capsule collections designed for Fall/Winter 2015-16, the new capsules continue to pay homage to Parajumpers’ expertise with exceptional wardrobe staples that transcend time. To achieve this impeccable quality, Parajumpers always sources its materials from first-class manufacturers, while keeping technical functionality and contemporary sophistication in mind.
The latest Spring/Summer 2016 collection therefore comprises four new guest-designer capsules – the SUPERLIGHT EVOLUTION series, the KEGEN VENTILATED series, the AIRSHIP series and the CALIFORNIAN series – all supervised by Massimo Rossetti and his ever-growing team of coveted international taste-makers and creatives.
The latter collection is Yoshinoro Ono’s and Massimo Rossetti’s brainchild, and reflects their new take on Parajumpers’ iconic Super Lightweight series, a range of ultra light down outerwear, which is both functional and stylish. The new SUPERLIGHT EVOLUTION series features bi-colored 90/10 down filled jackets, both for him and for her, with tech features and innovative detailing, such as tapings on hips and shoulders, quality polyurethane inserts on the pockets and front zip, and sleeve trims in lycra and semi dull fabric, which will keep you warm throughout the colder months of Spring with a good dose of urban cool.
In addition to the new Superlight Evolution series, Yoshinoro Ono perpetuates the success of his KEGEN capsule, with a range of new outerwear basics that Ono adapted for the Spring/Summer 2016 season. In the Far East, Kegen is a philosophical concept that explains natural phenomena by linking them to the Divine, namely ancient Gods and Buddha. Yoshinori Ono is therefore fusing both technological elements and Japanese style in order to create boundary-pushing technical features. Kegen’s latest outing is updated with sport and tech inspired elements, such as waterproof fabric in a crinkled optic, a detachable mesh lining for improved insulation and breathability, tapings, and quality polyurethane inserts on the pockets and front zip.
Gionata Malagodi, for his part, introduces the new AIRSHIP series, a capsule for men only, which features two bi-colored reversible jackets inspired by the air force world that has always influenced Parajumpers’ outstanding outerwear designs. The outer shell bears a simple and sleek look, while the inside is sophisticatedly engineered, and plays with a multitude of contrasts, as it is crafted from both satin and poplin, and features contrasting color stitchings and tapes.
Finally, Massimo Rossetti leaves the cold behind for California’s sunshine and surprises us with a new women’s capsule in candy flavoured pastel hues – one that catches the sun rays and sends them high above us to kiss our cheeks. The women’s capsule features water repellent nylon parka jackets in a crinkled optic that are adorned with fashionable patch pockets and a comfortable jersey lining.
Popular as always, Parajumpers has once again achieved its raison d ’être to bring its unique legacy to the next level, by breaking the traditional codes of outerwear luxury with boundary-pushing tech updates in order to create premium apparel designed to last, for men and women that will only settle for the best design and quality.