Following the well-published wings+horns x adidas Originals summer collaboration, the Vancouver brand has followed up with their Fall/Winter collection. For the upcoming cold season, wings+horns drew their inspiration from the “dawn of human space exploration and the handmade suits worn by the first astronauts” in order to create the supreme outerwear and apparel on display. The lookbook follows in the thematic footsteps of early space exploration for both its style and functionality and hence the title Contact Light.
The clothing itself draws upon the same principles of these first astronaut suits, combining specific layers of materials that were handpicked to meet the otherworldly challenges of space. To resolve their vision of wearable functionality, the menswear label utilized a careful integration of knitwear and technical fabrics to construct the entire collection. From this utilitarian aesthetic comes a series of threads that further cement their reputation for having an astute attention to detail.
The collection features a refreshing variety of different topcoats, bombers and parkas that boast cutting-edge windproof lining and Polartec Alpha technology, which was originally developed for U.S. Special Forces, to achieve top quality warmth. The outerwear is crafted with a variety of different textures that stem from virgin wool. Felted wool, wool flannel and fleece wool styles are make their presence felt in the form of blazers, sweaters and pants to provide that well-needed coziness.
The Vancouver-based brand once again brings its well-crafted modern essentials to the table, this time around featuring a plethora of minimalistic henleys, tees, hoodies and tweed 6-panel caps all making a refined appearance. As for the more dramatic pieces, the three-layered cabin fleeced bomber jacket and pants, knit wool top coat and ripstop button-down shirt highlight a collection that truly is exceptional from top to bottom.
Head to the wings+horns online shop to peruse the collection pieces for sale now.