Thursday 14th January

| BY Jack Moss

Y-3 To Make Spacesuit For Virgin Galactic

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We love an offbeat fashion collab. Like, say, Julien Macdonald and Scrabble (thanks to Alexander Fury for reminding us of this seminal moment). This time, it’s the turn of Y-3 (lovechild of Yohji Yamamota and Adidas) who are collaborating with Virgin Atlantic on an “apparel system” for the world’s first commercial spaceline. A spacesuit, basically. Welcome to to the future. But really, it’s not actually so strange, after all, Y-3 have long been brainy when it comes to innovative sporty gear. “The  Y-3  design  team  has  paired  the  adidas brand’s  technical  know-how  and  Y-3’s directional  approach  to  style  with  the  use  of  advanced  fabrics,  special  techniques and bespoke specifications to ensure fit, comfort and performance,” says the official-sounding press release “This flight-suit is being designed to fully support a pilot’s natural seating position as identified through a series of tests”. Oooooh. Send me and Dominic over one when you’re done – Antony does always say we’re the Starship Enterprise of Ten Towers. We’re the captains, obv.

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