Japanese outerwear specialist Descente ALLTERRAIN has partnered with Amsterdam-based BYBORRE to create a Fall/Winter 2020 jacket with a difference. Dubbed the Transform Jacket, the new piece works as three different jackets and references the expertise of each collaborator.
The jacket itself consists of two separate layers which are then linked together through an intricate zipper system. The outer-shell is lightweight and highly-elastic, with a 20,000mm waterproof ENTRANT FLOATCH NYLON 3L fabric used.
If the outer layer represents Descente ALLTERRAIN’s expertise, the inner insulation layer is testament to BYBORRE’s material and knitwear development. Featuring the label’s 8-bit structure knit, the item is produced using Meryl recycled nylon from post-production waste. As well as forming parts of the Transform Jacket, both the outer and inner layer can be detached and work as their own separate layers.
The collaboration has come through BYBORRE Studios, the Amsterdam-label’s development arm. In a statement about the project, BYBORRE Studios added, “Through this platform, creators are confronted with a new way of working that opens up the supply chain, and allows them to pick and choose yarns, knit types and colors, developed and curated in this one space by us. It provides them access to the newest, conscious innovations – that prior to this, were hardly accessible for most brands.”
Take a look at Descente ALLTERRAIN’s Transform Jacket, complete with BYBORRE technology, in the gallery above. The innovative piece is due to release via the brand’s web store on October 23.
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