Rob Maniscalco, Dellano Pereira and Anati Rakocz, who’ve worked at brands including Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester and Claude Maus, have teamed to launch Templa, a men’s and women’s luxury outerwear brand.
The three founders, who operate the brand between Australia and Belgium, introduced the line for fall 2017 and have quickly attracted interest from retailers.
“I think that Templa’s language and aesthetic is something that is new in this segment,” Rakocz said. “You can utilize those beautiful pieces without looking like you took your ski gear out of the cupboard. It’s a way of using one garment for more than one moment of the year.”
The collection, which is produced in Italy, China and Portugal, is made up of three capsules: the Alpine collection, the Urban Outerwear collection and the Leather collection. The Alpine assortment is designed for extreme alpine conditions and the outerwear is waterproof with welded seams, internal sleeve extensions, a removable snow skirt and a RECCO Avalanche Rescue System. The urban outerwear collection includes goose down and primaloft puffer jackets that are also waterproof. And the leather line includes leather coats that are treated with waterproofing materials and high-grade down. The collection is priced from $1,400 to $3,000 and made in China, Portugal and Italy.
The line, which is currently available in Barneys New York, Lane Crawford and Selfridges, will be available next year at Net-a-porter and Holt Renfrew. The new line has also resonated with the ski apparel community. It won the best new apparel brand award at ISPO Munich, a sports trade show, earlier in the year.
According to Rakocz, the line will sit next to brands such as Moncler and Descente Allterrain. Going forward, Rakocz said distribution will expand to ski accounts as well. They will show the line during men’s fashion week in Paris, the Premium trade show in Berlin, and ISPO in Munich.