Burton Snowboards has teamed up with Paul Smith Jeans on a third limited-edition collection. In addition to outerwear, the new collection will feature jeans, t-shirts, snowboarding first layer pieces, sweatshirts and jackets, and will be available this September in Paul Smith shops throughout the UK and at Burton Flagship Stores worldwide.
According to the release:
"Once again, it has been a pleasure to work with the design team at Paul Smith," says Greg Dacyshyn, Senior Vice President of Creative at Burton. "For our latest collaboration, we decided to depart from the traditional menswear-inspired pieces we've developed together in the past. Instead, we ventured into styles inspired by the 80's punk era in the UK, which is right up Paul Smith's alley. The resulting look is edgy, bold and completely unique for snowboarding."
The focal point of the 2009 Fall/Winter collection is a bondage-inspired snowboarding jacket that combines fashion and function with welded pockets, taped seams, a pass pocket, gauntlet cuffs and an adjustable hood. The jacket is available in two colorways; black shiny rubber and jacquard leopard print.
A selection of patchwork trimmed t-shirts and sweatshirts are also available in black, white and purple colorways. Bold striped and leopard print first layer pieces and neon alpine knits inject further color into the collection, in addition to slim-fitting organic denim jeans.
Burton professional snowboarder Chris Sörman had this to say about the collection, "It really is a different collection and kind of crazy. I think it's very cool that Burton and Paul Smith do collaborations together, and I definitely want to get my hands on these unique pieces."