'La haute couture Française', infused with technology: The result,
Valandré’s Split-S jacket. The Split-S is a jacket born from mountain
expeditions and perfectly comfortable in the fashion centers of the
Built on a technological foundation earned from years of making
expedition gear, the Split-S represents a leap forward in down jacket
To start, we mimicked the natural bend of the human elbow, and cut
the fabric of the sleeve to follow. This makes for a more comfortable
fit and removes any creases that may compress the down.
The area between the arm and torso typically suffers from the arms
motion pushing the down away from the torso and inner sleeve - Valandré
solved this by adding two vertical compartments on the body side and
three on the inner sleeve. These compartments keep the down in place
and keep you warm.
We eliminated the connection seam at the shoulder by designing a
single piece of fabric from the front to the back. By removing this
connection seam, we removed the main point where water leaks into
All curves and stitches, are perfectly alligned, adding harmony and
perfection to the style. And the Split-S was form fitted into a mens
and womens version.
And finally, at the top of the jacket, the fully zipped high collar
moulds perfectly around your neck, providing duvet-like comfort.
The Split S mixes 32 technical compartments with 'French style'.
Successfully tested and used up to 21.000ft (7.000m)