Back in April this year, we released the news that Veilance was working on its first-ever womenswear collection to be released for Fall/Winter 2021 —which we were expecting by the beginnings of September. Yet, the label has surprised us all with an exclusive Spring pre-launch.
The exclusive pre-launch is available at five select Arc’teryx locations: London (Piccadilly), NY (Soho), Vancouver (Burrard), Beijing and Shanghai. Be aware that there are only a few units available for each garment, as the complete Fall/Winter collection will indeed be dropping in about two months from now.
But let’s focus. What can we say about Veilance’s new women’s line? Well, there are two things we can say for sure. First of all, this is a huge deal for the label: the womenswear collection defines a new era for Arc’teryx Equipment. And second of all, the brand took the task very seriously. This is not just another debut, it is actually a three years old development.
I think Veilance really understood what was missing today in womenswear and they delivered a committed collection that stands for their values. As they have stated, the brand has introduced a “new form of expression for women” that blends functionality, performance and craftsmanship.
The debut involves four modern, contemporary pieces engineered with purpose and they are specifically embedded with outdoor technicality. The staple look comprises a shell jacket, blazer, blouse and shorts. All original pieces have both Arc’teryx and Veilance aesthetics written all over them, in a harmoniously balanced style.
We are looking forward to September’s complete debut to see what Taka Kasuga, the brand’s Creative Director, will amaze us with. In the meantime, take a look at Stone Island, Nanamica, Undercover and A-Cold-Wall’s latest releases.