Offering a slick, luxurious and futuristic take on outerwear, Templa Projects proves to be the new kid on the block with a growing list of celebrity clients and Olympic skiers.
With a focus on luxury outdoor performance, the Australian-Belgian designers behind the brand have found a niche, specialising in alpine and urban outerwear, that fuses a contemporary aesthetic with technical innovation for the fashion-conscious outdoor adventurer.
Launched by snowboarders and skiers Dellano Pereira and Rob Maniscalco as well as Antwerp-based Anati Rakocz, who formerly served as global commercial director of Haider Ackermann and Ann Demeulemeester, Templa fuses an avant-garde aesthetic with technical touches like removable snow skirts and waterproof leather that can handle subzero conditions. Another cool feature: the integration of Recco Avalanche Rescue technology, which is used by more than 600 rescue organizations worldwide to assist in the location of avalanche burials.
Recently collaborating with Raf Simons, the collection was inspired by the idea of taking on oversized silhouettes, ski jackets and pants using printed phrases and words, such as “Burning Down the House,” “Heroes,” “Losers,” and “Antwerp Since 1995,” along with co-branding on the sleeves of jackets. The collection also featured balaclavas in the same colours as the jackets, creating cohesiveness for the finished looks. Creative Director Rob Maniscalco stated “Rather than to repeat and regurgitate what already exists I want to create new relationships that break down these preexisting boundaries and challenge the idea of what something is and the function it serves. There is comfort in what is familiar and what is labelled. I want to disrupt the comfort, redefine a category and create newness that challenges fashion’s function and purpose.”
For more information go to: www.templaprojects.com