What do you get when you pair one of New York's most high-end retailers with one of America's most classic outdoor sportswear companies? A Fashion's Night Out launch party with Daniel Radcliffe, it seems.
The "Harry Potter" star -- currently appearing on Broadway in "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" -- will appear Thursday at Jeffrey New York to celebrate the launch of the Columbia Sportswear + Jeffrey New York collaboration.
The collection -- the brainchild of Jeffrey founder Jeffrey Kalinsky -- will feature Columbia staples such as down jackets, fleece pullovers and snow boots but with an added premium touch. The goal was to create high-end outerwear that would fit in to a designer wardrobe (think of it as an American Moncler), with Kalinsky acting as both the collection's visionary and its muse.
"This collection was really inspired by Jeffrey Kalinsky's personal style and his tendency to integrate high quality down outerwear and polar fleece into his own wardrobe," Columbia Sportswear Creative Director Kathleen McNally told The Huffington Post. "We were able to work on developing some high-end outerwear while keeping the silhouettes very simple, the design streamlined and premium fabrics. We are really looking forward to unveiling the line at New York's Fashion's Night Out."
Radcliffe and "How to Succeed" co-star Rose Hemingway will co-host the launch party Thursday at Jeffrey New York in the Meatpacking District, where designer Monique Pean will be DJing.
One item from the collection, seen below, is a down jacket featuring an ultra-lightweight ripstop exterior and 800 fill-power goose down stuffing that retails for $495.
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