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 design of the three exterior pockets were inspired by medical pouches used by G.I.’s in combat. This fanny pack can be worn crossbody, around the waist, or under the arm thanks to its adjustable nylon strap. The adjustable strap is designed with a magnetic clip-in fastening system for easy access.