DISCOVER EDMUND HILLARY AW18 COLLECTION
A CONTEMPORARY RE-EVALUATION OF THE CLOTHING DOCUMENTED DURING THE 1953 MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION
The premium lifestyle menswear brand Edmund Hillary has launched their autumn/winter 2018 collection to the market. When Sir Edmund Hillary conquered Mount Everest in 1953 he wrote himself into legend status. His exploits inspired millions to aspire to greatness and his name has become synonymous with achievement, determination and humility.
Created in conjunction with Sir Edmund’s son, Peter, and inspired by garments worn by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in the conquest of Everest, the new collection delivers a contemporary re-evaluation of the key styles and silhouettes documented during the expedition.
High quality parkas in premium fabrics including sustainable goose down and weather proof ventile sit alongside archive-inspired urban wear, knitwear and accessories. A join venture between New Zealand and the UK, the Edmund Hillary brand launches in the UK in September this year at select stockists and online at edmundhillary.com.
Jackets are made from the highest quality, ethically-sourced materials. They are designed with an intricate approach to quality and detail, drawing on the past, but taking them into the present day. Knitwear is made from the highest quality, ethically-sourced wool. They are designed with an intricate approach to quality and detail, using the same British yarn in some garments as the 1953 Everest Expedition, but also bringing other items into the present with New Zealand merino.
In support of his charitable legacy, a percentage of the sale of every garment goes to support causes which were close to Ed’s heart – helping Himalayan communities and outdoor activities for young people in the UK and New Zealand.