A while ago, it was announced and that French designer, Alexis Mabille, was enlisted to create a Premium Winter Collection 2009 for down company, Pyrenex. While many adore Mabille for his whimsical and innovative use of materials in bow-ties, hence changing the landscape of neck wear for men ever since, the designer who has labels such as Dior Homme, Christian Dior, Ungaro and Nina Ricci under his belt is well-versed in apparel, as seen through his own unisex collection which was launched in 2005.
Mabille brings a high-fashion unisex appeal to the casual puffers and re-imagined the winter staple in a luxurious and contemporary context. The premium collaborative collection just arrived at Opening Ceremony, and amongst the line up of down-filled outerwear with touches of glitz and glam is the Dark Vest with a biker touch. This unisex vest comes in two colorways, an opulent gold and a classic black. A side zipper runs up the vest in style of biker jackets and the chest features two diagonal zipped up pockets as well. Take your puffy vests out of the woods and into the city and give your great outdoor staple an urban twist.