Descente Allterrain

Beyond a limited but subtly impactful number of intricate buildings that dot the continental United States, 19th century American architect Louis Sullivan’s most widely referenced contribution to the canon of Modernist art and design is this aphorism: form follows function. The intent behind this statement is not to simply propound visual austerity; rather, it observes the tendency of an object’s exterior to organically reflect its interior construction and operation. When tasked with developing outerwear suitable for the Japanese athletes attending the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Mitsuru Yamada, who would come to be the lead designer for Descente ALLTERRAIN when it was formally launched in 2012, sought to leverage the century’s worth of alpine sportswear knowledge possessed by mother brand Descente in providing enough lightweight insulation and waterproofing to withstand all aspects of Vancouver winters. The technical innovations that underpinned the resulting Mizusawa Down jacket, further applied throughout the larger Descente ALLTERRAIN collection, bring Sullivan’s maxim to life in striking shapes fundamentally informed by the unparalleled performance contained in an ingenious combination of welded seams, high fill power down, and supple, resilient fabrics.

Descente Allterrain - Black Down Mizusawa Shuttle Jacket

Descente Allterrain

Black Down Mizusawa Shuttle Jacket

$1150 $713

Descente Allterrain - Black Streamline Hard Shell Jacket

Descente Allterrain

Black Streamline Hard Shell Jacket

$755 $347

Descente Allterrain - Black Schematech Air Hooded Jacket

Descente Allterrain

Black Schematech Air Hooded Jacket

$590 $271

Descente Allterrain - Black Parahem Hooded Jacket

Descente Allterrain

Black Parahem Hooded Jacket

$420 $231

Descente Allterrain - Black Hard Shell Creas Jacket

Descente Allterrain

Black Hard Shell Creas Jacket

$600 $342

Descente Allterrain - Black Schematech Air Bal Coat

Descente Allterrain

Black Schematech Air Bal Coat

$660 $376

Descente Allterrain - Black Long BOA® Trousers

Descente Allterrain

Black Long BOA® Trousers

$410 $230

Descente Allterrain - Black Down Mizusawa Jacket

Descente Allterrain

Black Down Mizusawa Jacket

$1375 $633

Descente Allterrain - Black Schematech Shield Coat

Descente Allterrain

Black Schematech Shield Coat

$780 $359