Parajumpers’s Outerwear is Tough Enough for Alaskan Pilots But Sleek Enough for the City
Italian designer Massimo Rossetti is not a man who prefers to be chained to a desk. An avid adventurer, his inspiration for Parajumpers came while off the grid in Alaska. Rossetti met a member of the 210th Rescue Squadron in a gritty bar in Anchorage. The entire brand pays tribute to the stories told in that bar: recounts of his missions, training, the risks taken to save lives and the camaraderie of the team.
For Parajumpers’s latest collection, Rossetti collaborated with Japanese artist Yoshinori Ono and Hungarian designer Agnes Kemeny to create five capsules. Ono’s streamlined Kegen collection features three-layer laminated fabrics, taped seams for waterproofing and detachable insulated inner layers. For her part, Kemeny developed the form-fitting Cotton Remastered collection for the women’s line, while the Wool and Down line, made with water-resistant Italian Oxford wool, was designed in collaboration with Rossetti. Per usual, the new collection exemplifies the Italian brand’s mastery in fusing technical wear with style.