SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Bauer is pleased to announce the launch of the highly anticipated Eddie Bauer Limited Edition by Ilaria Urbinati collection - the ultimate sportswear collection for the modern outdoorsman. Designed by the leading fashion stylist, the collection is marked by uncompromising quality, value and performance with a nod to Eddie Bauer's iconic heritage and styling rooted in the outdoors. The collection is now available at select Eddie Bauer and Nordstrom stores as well as online at www.eddiebauer.com and www.nordstrom.com.
"We are excited to partner with Ilaria on this collection. We hold a high level of respect for what she has accomplished both in her career and with this capsule collection," said Mike Egeck, Chief Executive Officer for Eddie Bauer. "Ilaria came into the partnership with a strong appreciation for Eddie Bauer's heritage. Together, we were able to create a timeless collection that represents the modern outdoorsman."
The collection features a full suite of outerwear, apparel, accessories and gear. The hero product for the collection is a modern interpretation of Eddie Bauer's 1936 Skyliner Jacket – the first down jacket to be patented in America. Fusing contemporary style and fit, the 1936 Modified Skyliner Bomber Jacket features 700 fill Premium Goose Down, a DWR finish to shed moisture, quilted stich detailing and a rib-knit collar, cuff, and hem. Other noteworthy styles include the Modified Kara Koram Down Parka, Deer Valley Fair Isle Cardigan, Woodhacker Heavy Twill Shirt-Jacket, and the Arrowhead Modern Slim Chino Pants featuring a custom Eddie Bauer goose camouflage.
"When thinking about the next step in my career, I wanted to pursue a menswear collaboration with a brand that had a heritage, that is all-American and iconic," said Urbinati. "The first brand on my list was Eddie Bauer; it is the epitome of American heritage. It was incredible to go through their historical archives and touch some of the original pieces. To say I was inspired is an understatement. I fell in love with the idea of blending the brand's history with a modern and fitted style. The collection is classic with an edge, and designed for every piece to work together."
The limited edition collection joins Eddie Bauer's premium product series including award-winning technical outerwear and gear from First Ascent, active wear from Motion, field apparel and gear from Sport Shop, travel-ready apparel from Travex, and active lifestyle apparel.
To learn more about Eddie Bauer, please visit www.eddiebauer.com.
About Ilaria Urbinati
Ilaria Urbinati has an extensive background in the fashion industry and is one of Hollywood's most sought-after stylists today. She began her career as a buyer at some of Los Angeles' top fashion boutiques before opening her own store in 2008 called Confederacy, which catered to many prominent celebrities and musicians. There she collaborated with Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes on a limited edition line of suits that were most notably worn by Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. Urbinati has become renowned for her ability to style clients with distinction while taking into consideration their personality, body type and desire for timeless quality. She has since collaborated with many top designers, including Gucci and Ferragamo, on custom designs for her clientele. By 2014, she was listed as one of the top "25 Power Stylists" by The Hollywood Reporter, dressing leading men such as Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, James Marsden and Ryan Reynolds for red carpet and press events.
About Eddie Bauer
Established in 1920 in Seattle, Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells premium-quality outerwear, apparel, footwear, gear and accessories for the active outdoor lifestyle. Eddie Bauer is an internationally recognized brand known for its innovative product designs and exceptional customer service. Eddie Bauer products are available through catalog sales, online at www.eddiebauer.com, and at approximately 400 stores in the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
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