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About allterrain

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.
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 it sown sake.
The term ‘Form follows Function’ was first advocated by the American architect Louis Sullivan, sometimes called the “father of modernism”. As 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. For this reason, the essential features in the design process become clear through trial and error, and all non-essential elements are removed.
What remains is simple, and all details are practical. The thinking behind the ALLTERRAIN sportswear concept opens up limitless possibilities. It only depends on who the wearer is, and how and where they use them. 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.

sceneless

ageless

timeless


DETAIL

BOA TECHNOLOGY
A unique, lightweight closure system developed by Boa Technology. Adjust it to suit with just a turn of the knob for maximum convenience, minimum weight and superior waterproofing.
STREAMLINE TECHNOLOGY
Streamline Technology ™ design controls surface water flow in wet weather and channels water away from pocket areas and this technology line which is built into the hood, keeps vision clear by directing water flow away to one side.
PARA-HOOD
Its Para-Hood system with Para-Zip ensures compact hood storage, but also prevents water pooling when worn in the rain. A Para-Zip in the hood ensures fast and simple adjustment when necessary.
WATERPROOF
Seam sealed for extra protection from wind and rain.
BUILT IN CUFF
A clean, sophisticated cuff adjustment system created with a unique laser cutting technique.
PARAHEM
Para-Zip located on sides allows quick and easy removal with just one hand movement.
HEAT NAVI
Descente’s own high tech HEAT NAVI material generates heat from light for added warmth.
HEAT WELDING
Non-quilted thermal bonding makes it supremely waterproof.
DUAL ZIP VENTILATION
Optimum levels of comfort inside the jacket are effectively maintained by a Dual Ventilation system build into the front zipper.
MOBILE THERMO SYSTEM
A heating system comprising ceramic infra-red heaters built in to the neck and centre back of the inner vest, and a switch for three stage temperature adjustment.

2016 FALL WINTER STYLE

LOCATIONS

DESCENTE BLANC - Daikanyama
Daikanyama | Tokyo, Japan
descenteblanc.com
CUBE Daikanyama #C 19-4 Sarugaku-cho,Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
DESCENTE BLANC - Marunouchi
Marunouchi | Tokyo, Japan
descenteblanc.com
4th Floor Shin Marunouchi Building 1-5-1 Marunouchi,Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
DESCENTE BLANC - Osaka
Osaka | Japan
descenteblanc.com
2F#20260 Lalaport Expocity 2-1 Senribanpakukoen,Suita City,
Osaka, Japan

DESCENTE BLANC - Fukuoka
Fukuoka | Japan
descenteblanc.com
1-14-9 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City,
Fukuoka, Japan
DESCENTE SHOP TOKYO
Shibuya-ku | Tokyo, Japan
descente.jp/shoptokyo
1-14-33, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku,,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
DESCENTE LONDON
CARNABY STREET | LONDON
14-16 Fourbert's Place, London,
United Kingdom, W1F 7PH
JAPAN
北海道・東北
MOONLOID 北海道旭川市豊岡4条2丁目3-16
peau de l'Ours 北海道札幌市中央区南3条西1丁目9 和田ビル2階
bean's 岩手県花巻市西大通り2-13-1
LOCALERS 岩手県盛岡市上ノ橋町1-2
Lost rail 福島県いわき市鹿島町米田字日渡5鹿島SCエブリア2F
Rhythm 福島県郡山市堂前町13-2
SEED FOLKS 福島県福島市大町2-32 2F
関東
NOA’S ARK 栃木県宇都宮市伝馬町2-22
trans 栃木県宇都宮市曲師町3-10
WISE ARK 群馬県高崎市通町93-6 大黒屋ビル1F
SHIPS Days 千葉県船橋市浜町2-1-1 ららぽーとTOKYO-BAY 南館 2F 
ACROSS THE VINTAGE 東京都目黒区自由が丘2-16-22
ADAM ET ROPE' 東京都新宿区新宿3-38-2 ルミネ新宿2 4F
and Pheb 東京都杉並区高円寺南4-8-7ルミエールマンション1F
BEAMS 東京都渋谷区神宮前3-24-7 1F・2F
BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS 東京都渋谷区神南1-19-11 パークウェースクエア2 2F
BEAVER 東京都渋谷区宇田川町3-10
BIOTOP 東京都港区白金台4-6-44
Birdseye 東京都世田谷区北沢2-30-10 浜辺ビル2F(階段左)
BROWN&SEEDLING 東京都中央区京橋1-6-7高野ビル7F
Bshop 東京都新宿区西新宿1-1-5 ルミネ新宿1 5F
EDIFICE 東京都新宿区新宿3-31-9 1F
EN ROUTE 東京都世田谷区玉川一丁目14番1号 二子玉川ライズ S.C. テラスマーケット 1F
EN ROUTE 東京都中央区銀座3-10-6 1F
ESTNATION 東京都港区六本木6-10-2 六本木ヒルズヒルサイド けやき坂コンプレックス1F・2F
IENA 東京都目黒区自由が丘2-9-17
JOURNAL STANDARD 東京都渋谷区神宮前6-7-1
la kagu 東京都新宿区矢来町67番地
L'ECHOPPE 東京都港区南青山3-17-3 1F
MAIDENS SHOP 東京都渋谷区神宮前2-19-12 JUNE HOUSE 1F
NOLLEY'S & goodman 東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺本町1-11-5 コピス吉祥寺 A-103
SEPTIS 東京都世田谷区三軒茶屋1-41-13
SHIPS 東京都新宿区新宿3-37-1 フラッグス 4F
SHIPS 東京都中央区銀座3-4-15 菱進銀座ビル B1-3F
UNITED ARROWS 東京都港区六本木6-10-3六本木ヒルズウェストウォーク2F
UNITED ARROWS 東京都新宿区西新宿1-1-5 ルミネ新宿 ルミネ1 1F
UNITED ARROWS ザ ソブリンハウス 東京都千代田区丸の内3-3-1新東京ビル1F
WILD LIFE TAILOR 東京都渋谷区恵比寿西1-32-12
NOLLEY'S & goodman 神奈川県横浜市青葉区美しが丘1-1-2 たまプラーザテラス1F
甲信・北陸・東海
MAPS 新潟県新潟市中央区西堀前通 4-735-1 1F
goodwell 長野県長野市南千歳2-1-10轟ビル2階
AIOI 愛知県刈谷市相生町2-24
関西 FORT GENERAL STORE 滋賀県草津市大路2丁目11番7号 ヴィレッジワカバ 2F
関西
FORT GENERAL STORE 滋賀県草津市大路2丁目11番7号 ヴィレッジワカバ 2F
LOFTMANCOOP京都 京都府京都市中京区円福寺前町280
BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS 大阪府大阪市北区大深町4-20 グランフロント大阪 ショップ&レストラン 南館 3F 
JOURNAL STANDARD 大阪府大阪市中央区心斎橋筋1-3-21
LEN 大阪府大阪市北区中崎西3−1−10 朝日プラザ梅田東1F
SHIPS Days 大阪府大阪市北区梅田3-1-3 ルクア イーレ 7F
Strato 大阪府大阪市中央区南船場3-2-6 大阪農林会館303
STRATO Bee 大阪府大阪市中央区南船場3-2-6 大阪農林会館303
struct 大阪府大阪市西区京町堀1−13−21 高木ビル3F
BEAMS 兵庫県神戸市中央区三宮町1-4-3 クレフィ三宮 B1F-1F
Bshop 兵庫県神戸市中央区浪花町59番地 神戸朝日ビルディング1F
happy go lucky 兵庫県神戸市中央区海岸通2-3-7 グランディア海岸通1F
TAKANNA 和歌山県和歌山市本町1-1
中国
Navyblue 島根県松江市東朝日町123-3
BIG AMERICAN SHOP  岡山県岡山市南区西市99-1
Reception  広島県広島市中区三川町3-16
九州
BRANCH 福岡県福岡市中央区今泉1-16-8
Brown's 福岡県福岡市中央区警固1-15-53エリーナプラザ天神南!F
TIBETAN MARKET 長崎県長崎市万屋町4-22
MEETS 熊本県熊本市中央区上通町11-22 BRビル
Act Luv 鹿児島県鹿児島市東千石町10-2Mitsuba Apartment 1F
Online Shop
ZOZO TOWN zozo.jp/shop/descente
EUROPE
ITALY Milan Lazzari Concept Store
ITALY Milan Brian&Barry
ITALY Milan FFI GLOBAL S.R.L.
ITALY Milan VINICIO SRL
ITALY Milan ROSSI - CENTRO ROSSIGNO
SWEDEN Stockholm Nitty Gritty
SWEDEN Stockholm Sea Life Sturegatan
SWEDEN Stockholm Sea Life Kungsgatan
UK London NET-A-PORTER
UK London DESCENTE LONDON CARNABY STREET
UKRAINE Kiev Ostriv Store
UKRAINE Kiev Helen Marlen LLC
FRANCE Paris Le Bon Marché
SWITZERLAND eneva Correspondances
NORWAY Oslo JUICE
RUSSIA Moscow Den surka
NORTH AMERICA
USA NY MAN of the WORLD
USA NY KITH
USA NY Blue in Green
USA NY Mr. Porter
USA San Francisco DSPTCH
USA Washington, DC DJ Bennett
CANADA Toronto Blue Button Shop
CANADA Montréal influence U
ASIA
KOREA Soul Descente Kangnam
KOREA Soul Descente Daechi
KOREA Soul Descente Myeongdong
KOREA Soul Descente Garosugil
KOREA Soul LOTTE WORLD MALL Descente Shop
KOREA Soul LOTTE Department Store MAIN Descente Shop
KOREA Soul IFC MALL Descente Shop
HONG KONG Descente Hong Kong
HONG KONG INCREDIBLE
HONG KONG Macau Be-1 Descente Shop
HONG KONG Macau New Yaohan

the craftsmanship

Every single thing that is carefully hand-crafted has its own special story to tell.
Behind every such item is a history of technique preserved over time, in addition to the life experiences of the artisans who made it. It exists as a result of a long progression through many pairs of hands.

Some thoughts on craftsmanship

In Descente, the whole ethos of craftsmanship is sustained by a large number of people. From the beginning, a marketing team comes up with an idea, which is passed on to designers, whose creativity turns that idea, initially, into a single concept image. That image, in turn, becomes the basis of a manufacturing process that starts with more detailed design and the creation of paper patterns. In the case of a sports wear item, the considerations are many - how to bring a new garment to fruition entails what kind of pattern to follow, how it should be sewn, and what the process of production should be. As it passes through the hands of specialists in each relevant stage of development, the preparation for the transition of the original, flat image into a real, three dimensional product begins to take shape. Soon, the production specifications stemming from the original flat image become a multi-page document. At this stage, it evolves into an instruction manual, detailing exactly what sort of product it will become, and the detail of the steps to be taken to achieve it.
All of the finest details of everything that follows are intricately specified in this document. It is this process that is at the very heart of Descente's ethos of craftsmanship. It is fair to say that it is at this point that the DNA of Descente becomes deeply imbedded in the product. The rock upon which Descente's ability to work through this concept to commercialization process stands is - as it has been since the company's foundation - its solid core of superior staff. They are the ones who wrestle with the many problems and challenges that arise along the way to transforming the line drawings and concept images of the designers into the final, finished shape of the product. Tirelessly, often through repeated trial and error, they overcome the hurdles - no matter how high they are - and make the end result their own. It is their spirit of challenge and breakthrough that defines the success of Descente's craftsmanship. In bringing a design concept drawing to fruition as a finished product, the technicians have to pay close attention to a very wide range of issues.
To ensure ultimate freedom of movement by the wearer, all of Descente's paper patterns are created using a 3D design technique known as "Motion 3D". These patterns are actually 3D garment simulations made of paper, rather than soft fabric, in order to ensure exact confirmations of the finer details. This method make the verification process much more precise and ultimately results in superior comfort when actively worn. A good part of the passion involved in craftsmanship revolves around team spirit - like the passing on of a baton from athlete to athlete. So when it comes to the actual process of factory manufacturing, the sewing is in the hands of a group of highly skilled professionals. At Descente's production facility, all of the sewing is done by technicians with recognized national skill qualifications. These qualifications are only awarded to those who have not only passed difficult practical skill examinations, but have also demonstrated a strong theoretical appreciation of technical sewing. The factory where these skilled professionals have brought together all of their craftsmanship abilities also has a particular Descente atmosphere about it.