This season we have come together with French down specialists Pyrenex for an exciting capsule collection.

For AW20 we've combined Pyrenex's amazing expertise in down outerwear and added our take on contemporary menswear to create a unique capsule collection. The collection takes inspiration from the history of the French mountain brand mixed with our own contemporary, utilitarian silhouettes.  Further inspiration was drawn from a muted winter colour pallet with bold contrasts, mixed with 1970's ski wear.

For over 160 years, Pyrenex have been producing the best natural down in the world from their factory in South-Western France, close to the Pyrenees mountain range. Thanks to their production of high-quality feather and down, a by-product from the local farming industry, their products offer unfailing protection against extreme temperatures, having been tried, tested and approved on some of the world’s highest mountain ranges.



 


The collaboration consists of six down pieces; each garment boasts 850 cui/ib fill ethically sourced French duck down. Tech language for some of the best warm to weight ratio in the world, an exceptionally high-quality fill, that in addition to it's great warmth, remains exceptionally lightweight. 

The collection features an oversized outdoor mountain jacket based on one of Pyrenex’s classic styles from the ‘70’s, updated to a contemporary Universal Works silhouette, an overshirt based on the classic Universal Works ‘Cabin Jacket’ silhouette, and a down-filled waistcoat with a sports-style collar. Each style is available in two colourways with contrast asymmetric panels to give a hint of the ‘70s with a modern feel.

Accompanying the down pieces are four pieces in a super soft moleskin, a true Universal Works fabric staple, sourced from Chapmans of Lancashire, a classic of both French and British workwear; the ‘Bakers Overshirt Light Jacket' and the ‘Military Chino’, both available in Olive and Navy. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

The Universal Works x Pyrenex collection is available online now. Please note, the ‘Mountain Down Jacket’ is available for PRE-ORDER with delivery in mid-December.


In the Spring of 2019, we visited the Pyrenex team and factory and got a fantastic insight into the production process of down, visit here for more.

 

View UW. x Pyrenex Collection.