Of course, those movies from the past didn’t lie. We did manage space travel for civilians, albeit at a fee, and also managed to make them look better than walking carrots. Virgin Galactic has joined hands with fashion brand Y-3 to roll out some rather suave space clothing. Y-3 is a collaboration between Adidas and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto. The latter is known for his affinity towards darker prints. So, it comes with little surprise when we see him inspire flight suits and boots for pilots of Virgin Galactic crafts. The suit is made to support the natural position of the pilots while the boots are made from leather and shock absorbing materials.
To add to the collection, the collaboration also welcomes the becoming of a limited edition jacket for passengers of the first few space flights. The line of garments are also expected to be created for the service and maintenance crews as well. We expect the Virgin Galactic and Y-3 clothing line to soon hit stores.
Speaking on the innovative designs, Adam Wells, Head of Design at VG said, “Our evolution into a fully-functioning spaceline presents unprecedented opportunities to create original designs in support of our unique customer experience. Together with the incredibly talented team at Y-3, we will explore the potential to create innovative apparel and accessories – both for our staff and for our pioneering customers – that is appropriately functional and fit-for-purpose, is thoughtfully and elegantly crafted, and is fulfilling and fun to wear and use. Our design teams’ shared values will doubtlessly result in the creation of some extraordinary, special and highly treasured products, and we look forward to sharing their development stories as Virgin Galactic steps closer to commercial operations”.
[ Via : Engadget ]