The Edmund Hillary Collection today launched its highly anticipated womenswear line, a year after making the announcement at New Zealand Fashion Week 2018.
Like the menswear line, the jackets and knitwear draw inspiration from the clothing worn by Sir Edmund Hillary on his iconic 1953 Mt Everest expedition.
“Women have been requesting Edmund Hillary garments, and even purchasing the men’s ones, since we first launched the range last year so we’re delighted to be able to present this first collection,” said Clare Hall-Taylor, marketing director for Edmund Hillary Collection.
Aimed at the adventurous and adventurous-at-heart, quality, fit and design are at the core of the collection.
“These are timeless pieces that will become a staple of the modern woman’s wardrobe for years to come,” said Hall-Taylor.
Five jackets and a range of stylish and aspirational knitwear is available. The jackets were made in Europe using ethically sourced materials.
The knitwear was all handmade through Fair Trade in Equador, with plans for the company to take knitwear production to Nepal to continue the heritage legacy of the country and Sir Ed.
A recent successful capital raising round has enabled the company to expand quickly into the international market, with stockists in China, Australia, U.K. and New Zealand.
Inspired by the 1950s parkas Sir Ed wore during his trip to the South Pole, the Canyon is made in a small family-owned factory in Europe. It features three zipped pockets, internal security pocket, detachable hood and waist drawcord. Available in orange and black. RRP of $980.
A modern take on the European winter sport jacket, the Ranger features a three peaks design detail taken from the Coat of Arms created for Sir Edmund Hillary’s warrant of appointment to the Order of the Garter. Available in pale blue and black. RRP $1,010.
A longer, more urban parka and featuring a generous hood, three-quarter length and quality down, the Berg is perfect for commuting, apres ski or any cold winter evening. Available in black. RRP $1,250.
Perfect for layering, this fitted down gilet with drawcord waist also features the three peak design detail borrowed from Sir Edmund Hillary’s Coat of Arms. Available in black. RRP $630.
The female version of Edmund Hillary Collection’s best-selling men’s jacket, the Yeti is made in a family-owned factory in Europe. From horse riding and hiking to golf and cycling, the Yeti is ideal for any outdoor pursuit. Available in navy blue. RRP $540.
View more images from the new womenswear Edmund Hillary Collection in the gallery above. Shop now at edmundhillary.com.