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Edmund Hillary launches women’s range

Edmund Hillary launches women’s range

Following a huge demand from female consumers, the fashion-forward label has created a capsule collection that continues to embody the adventurous spirit of their namesake

A label known for their inspirational story and quality products, New Zealand-based Edmund Hillary has released a range of women’s jackets in response to clamouring demand. After a successful launch at New Zealand Fashion Week last year, the label was receiving requests from all directions for women’s garments, with female consumers even going as far as to purchase items from the men’s range. Their aim with this collection was to meet that demand and exceed expectations as to what quality outerwear could look like.

Much like the menswear, the collection of five jackets draws inspiration from those worn on Edmund Hillary’s iconic 1953 Mount Everest expedition. Each jacket was inspired by a specific garment worn nearly 70 years ago, blending timeless styles with a modern focus on fit and design, creating a piece that will last for decades.

The Canyon was inspired by a 1950s parka worn by Edmund on a trip to the South Pole, and is packed with 400 fill power down sourced from Minardi Plume, a family-owned factory in Italy who are renowned as one of the most ethical down producers in the world. The rip-stop outer fabric backed with PU withstands all conditions, and this chic take on the parka is available in orange and black.

For a modern take on the European winter sport jacket, you need go no further that the Ranger, a slimline and fitted jacket that is ideal for the active woman. The Ranger also features a three peaks design detail taken from the Coat of Arms created for Sir Edmund Hillary’s warrant of appointment to the Order of the Garter, for an extra special touch. This piece is available in a powder blue or a classic black.

The Berg was designed for a more urban environment, a long-length parka with a light-weight outer shell, generous hood and high-quality down layer. Available in an ever-stylish black, this garment is perfect for the commute, the slopes or even a dinner date on a frosty evening. The Couloir is a similarly flexible piece, a black and fitted down gilet that is suitable for layering or as a stand-alone piece.

The expected favourite, the Yeti is modelled off Edmund Hillary’s bestselling men’s jacket to date, designed to be a season-less garment that is perfect for travel. The silk and lamb’s wool lining add a luxurious touch to the jacket, which is available in a cool navy blue.

As with all pieces by the philanthropic label, a percentage of each sale goes to support Edmund Hillary’s charity work in Nepal as well as outdoor initiatives across the UK, New Zealand and Nepal.

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