Allterrain by Descente | SS16
The term ‘ALLTERRAIN’ implies the ability to function in a wide variety of conditions and situations.
The design of the ALLTERRAIN line was inspired by the notion of “less” – for example, sceneless, ageless and timeless. In pulling the concept together, we put all sorts of specifics – like age groups, specific scenes and locations – out of our minds and instead concentrated on pure, timeless craftsmanship. This was the creative focus of the ALLTERRAIN design exercise. Every details of Allterrain clothes meets a specific need.
At the very heart of the ALLTERRAIN collection is the adage ‘form follows function’, which is really an expression of the very essence of Descente’s approach to craftsmanship. In a practical sense it means putting design considerations second to those of functionality. In our design process, everything has a reason, and is related to functionality, rather than to decoration for its own sake. The term ‘form follows function’ was first advocated by the American architect Louis Sullivan, sometimes called the “father of modernism”.
This imagery suggests, Descente’s craftsmanship has a lot in common with architecture.
At Descente, design is taken very seriously to mean the assembly of carefully crafted functional plans rather than simply an expression of decorative beauty.
This brand means pure and timeless technical craftsmanship. Any part of every jackets by Descente is functional and their design depends on their functionality. Allterrain jackets shape depends on their technical purposes. Every detail meets a specific need. Nothing is really just a decorative expression of the design and of this brand designers’ creativity.
All the intricate planning and design, and all the trial and error along the way, underpins Descente’s fundamental wish to enrich people’s lives through superlative sportswear. In this way, ALLTERRAIN is the personification of the spirit of Descente.
Our All Terrain selection is available in store and online at Lazzari Store.