RANDOLPH ENGINEERING X W'MENSWEAR 23K SATIN GOLD AVIATOR
Inspired by the women of the Mercury 13 program who pioneered female advancement in spaceflight, the Randolph Engineering x W'menswear collaboration speaks to women that push through barriers and pave the way for the next generation by exploring the various meaning of femininity. Leveraging Yates’ experience re-working vintage military garments and apparel, the collection partnered with small-scale female artisan producers to rework vintage military C-9 parachutes, used in military and civilian jumps, to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
The Randolph Engineering x W'menswear Aviator features vintage Crystal Mazzuchelli acetate and SkyForce™ Nylon Non-Polarized lenses, replicating issued eyewear from the first American woman’s mission to space in 1983. Using nylon materials from reclaimed parachutes, the limited-edition sunglass case is made from cut and sewn C-9 Parachute into a quilted pattern and is inspired by aviator cases previously used for space expeditions.