TGIF Shopping: Lexdray Launches Apres Apparel + Winter Collections
With the ‘why do one thing when you can do two’ mentality comes travel and accessories brand Lexdray’s latest pair of collections, an Apres Apperal Collection and their new Symmetry Collection for Winter 2015.
The brand’s first outerwear apparel collection is a trio of versatile technical sweatshirts that, like their signature bags, merges utility and style.
“I’ve always viewed technical outerwear as a natural fit with our core offering of bags and accessories, envisioning it to offer many of the same characteristics,” explains Lexdray’s Founder and Creative Director Alex Drayer. “I think I would actually call our Après Collection semi-technical, in that each piece has a water-repellent coating which has been applied to a thick 14oz cotton, plus water-proof zippers and premium hardware. However, it’s not fully technical with bonded seams, special water-resistant fabrics, etc. It’s a more achievable entry into apparel for a company who has really just been known for bags since we launched.”
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Each sweatshirt is named after a city: Chamonix, Banff, Gstaad. Chamonix is a ski destination in the French Alps where the Après-ski term originated, while Banff and Gstaad are authentic ski destinations frequented by Drayer.
Asked which is his favorite, Drayer says the Gstaad zip hoodie. “I was really wanting to create an automatic travel piece which would be your go-to for all trips, including your flights. It has deep front pockets for your hands, a shoulder pocket for your cell phone, and two internal chest pockets for your boarding pass and valuables. If you want to be left alone, it has a large deep hood to hide yourself away. And if it’s raining when you arrive to your destination, the water-repellent coating will help protect you from the elements.”
Meanwhile, the Winter 2015 collection is introducing a new custom fabric – a rip-stop nylon fused with a heavy duty mesh, the combination of which creates a subtle diamond-shaped pattern that inspired the collection’s name.
The collection includes three best sellers – the Tokyo Pack, Boulder Pack and Dubai Travel Case, as well as and two new silhouettes, the Whistler Pack and Toronto Pack. Each style comes in a classic black with a custom Lexdray heather grey lining and as always, is released in a limited run of 500 and numbered on the interior.
Peep both collections by visiting Lexdray.com.