Soar into a new galaxy – with a GORE-TEX jacket from G-Star by Marc Newson
Every season, fashion designers manage to create a world that inspires and fascinates, producing new trends, exceptional looks and ingenious combinations. G-Star by Marc Newson and Gore is a cooperation that combines – playfully, simply and harmoniously – two elements that could not be more distinct: technical functionality and fashion demands.
Unconventional industrial design for outer space
Star designer Marc Newson came to international prominence in 1986 with his creation of the “Lockheed Lounge”; four years ago, this chaise longue made from aircraft aluminium was auctioned at Sotheby’s for just under one million euros. His most recent project has been developing the cabin design for the Sky Jet, a spacecraft that will transport passengers into space from the year 2012. The fact that he made his name by producing breathtaking industrial designs perhaps explains his interest in unusual materials with special functional properties and why he wanted to use the high-tech GORE-TEX Paclite® Shell in his highlight style, the “Galaxy” jacket.
A high-tech jacket with a planet print
A breathable membrane in a fashion jacket? It may seem unreal, but it is really useful: the lightest of all GORE-TEX materials allows the jacket to be packed up smaller than a can of Coke, and it weighs in at less than 500 grams. It can withstand wind and water with ease, and is breathable. Even though such properties are otherwise known only from high-end sport products, the “Galaxy” proved a highlight at the Fashion Week in Milan. The jacket, which is in a limited edition of 100, will be available at selected stores for all would-be astronauts and streetwear fans from January 2010.