CORDURA® x Alex Valdman Collection
Meet fashion’s mad scientist.
Alex Valdman is a cutting-edge lifestyle and urban fashion designer who is driving fashionable and functional apparel design.
The CORDURA® x Alex Valdman Collection features a multi-purpose jacket and pant that embody the crossover lifestyles of versatile travelers. Appropriate for everyday lifestyle, outdoor and adventure wear, these crossover pieces will feature both stretch and double weave CORDURA® Combat Wool™ fabrics which blend INVISTA nylon 6,6 fiber technologies with merino wool for natural comfort and lasting performance.
Valdman is a noted designer in the fashion industry. Shortly after making his first garment – a hoodie he created for himself while in college – Valdman’s career skyrocketed as he worked with the likes of Kanye West and Levi’s. His most recent endeavor was working with cycling mavens from Giro to create a lifestyle cyclist apparel collection.
“When designing these evolutionary pieces, I was inspired by key needs of the contemporary traveler whose clothing must be as versatile as they are,” said Valdman. “This capsule of technical city essentials is inspired by the youthful spirit of taking day trips. The blending of a credible and durable performance wool into styles that are truly disruptive can only be done with CORDURA® fabric.”
"The nature of the nylon face and wool backing in the garments allows for all the benefits of wool, plus loads of durability!
When I first received CORDURA® Combat Wool™, I had a slightly different agenda in mind. I was only going to make one garment; but, because of the diversity of the stretch woven and lightweight ripstop fabrics, I decided they made for a great jacket and pant combo.
The jacket fabric was a lighter weight nylon face with a wool back. It was an obvious candidate for a refined and sophisticated construction with hidden details.
I was inspired to design the pants when I saw the stretch woven CORDURA® fabric drape over my hand. It looked masculine – visually and in its form. The surprising aspect of the CORDURA® Combat Wool™ was its ability to stretch like a dense fleece, while maintaining a great recovery – that was an obvious must-have characteristic when looking for a pant fabric.
Easy wearing was the main focus of this collection. I'm still quite excited about getting these two pieces into fall conditions – they will be the go-to jacket and pant combo."