At the heart of Canadian label Arc’teryx Veilance is a focus on high quality textile technology – offering outdoor performance clothing without the expense of it’s sleek aesthetic. Described by chief designer Conroy Nachtigall as ‘technically focused menswear’, each piece is handmade in Vancouver and provides all the protection, style and comfort required to navigate the most demanding of modern urban environments.
The fall 2012 collection has a particular emphasis on insulated, waterproof and breathable designs, which is something normally associated with bulky, Velcro covered rambler’s attire. Instead however, Veilance demonstrates the antithesis of this, exhibiting clean lines, minimal fuss and elegant silhouettes. Making use of cutting edge materials such as Gore-Tex and Coreloft, this campaign also favours stretch nylon paneling and lighter shades of beige, as well as the brands signature angle cut seams.
The Liminal Blazer is an interesting and unique piece, the perfect example of Veilance’s vision of future fashion. Manufactured from high-density cotton and treated with Schoeller Nanosphere for water and stain resistance, it features finish-taped seams and anatomical shaping for fit and comfort. As with other items in the collection, this versatile blazer offers a lightweight and utilitarian construction, acting as both a barrier and interface between wearer and their surroundings.
There are certainly few alternatives in terms of refined, highly technical clothing that is suitable for the modern man’s complex, urban lifestyle. Arc’teryx Veilance aren’t concerned with trends, print, pattern and branding but have alternatively developed an unobtrusive yet distinctive formula, composed of the latest advancements in fabric and performance.
The Arc’teryx Veilance fall 2012 Collection is now available on their website and selected retailers.