Attempts to merge art and function have long been met with mixed success: for every Fallingwater there's a World's Fair Observatory Tower, just sitting there looking all huge and stupid. Wear some totally functional outdoor art, with Griffin x Berghaus
The third collab between designer Jeff Griffin and the UK uber-activewear pioneers, this year sees the Berg's powerfully tech'd Elysian jacket get art-ed up with two separate ltd edition colorways, in a layout seemingly inspired by the body's musculature, but thankfully not your musculature. As for fundamentals, the light-weight Elysian's from Berg's pinnacle "Extrem" line, and features water resistant zips, a bonded hem with individually adjusted front and rear drawcord, core body vents, articulated sleeves, and a detachable hood w/ an ultra-soft nylon lining and fine mesh mask that velcros across the neck and lower face, with a hole cut in the exterior shell allowing the wearer to breath -- part of an overall system called "Bergonomic" design, which is totally boriginal. Design-wise, both colorways feature black shoulders/gray upper tricep and armpit patches, two differently colored sleeves, and a solid-hued torso with alternate colors cutting in around the abs; go subdued with same-as-armpit gray torso/lighter gray right arm/baby blue left arm, or go with a bold yellow torso/blue left arm/red right arm number that'll have you calling yourself the Fresh Prince of Voltron
Reflecting both brands' "strong viewpoints on the environment", the jackets are produced entirely from unused materials (i.e. scraps of leftover technical fabrics), which explains the boldly disjointed colors, but not why you're sitting at the top of a bunny slope like a pathetically huge and stupid work of art.