Porsche Design Sport Fall/Winter 2009 Collection – Click above for high-res image gallery

While the rest of us are enjoying the summer, those working in the fashion industry at any level are already gearing up for the winter wonderland around the corner. So Porsche Design – the lucrative merchandising division – has released its latest Sport collection for the Fall and Winter seasons.

Made in collaboration with sportswear giant Adidas, the latest Porsche Design collection includes lines for sailing, golf, tennis, running and skiing, but of course, we cut straight to the good stuff: the driving gear, including a fresh assortment of driving shoes, gloves, scarves, sweatshirts, jackets and more. Naturally, they're all exquisitely designed, meticulously crafted and eager to keep you warm on a drive through the Alps. Follow the jump for the full press release and check out the images of the driving gear in the gallery below.


Porsche Design Sport Fall/Winter 2009 Collection

Stuttgart/Herzogenaurach. With the new Fall/Winter 2009 Porsche Design Sport
collection the collaboration between adidas and Porsche Design enters its sixth
season. Functionality, top quality technology and striking design are what set the
Porsche Design Sport Fall/Winter 2009 collection apart. The range includes ap-
parel, footwear and accessories in five different categories. The "Water I Snow"
category continues to evolve, as well as the products of the other four categories:
"Running I Fitness", "Driving", "Golf" and "Tennis".

Porsche Design Sport stands for the unique fusion of engineered luxury and
sport performance. Highlights of the Fall/Winter 2009 range include products
from the „Water | Snow" category, specifically developed for sailing and water
related activities. The category also offers a wide range of exclusive winter re-
lated apparel. These include the sophisticated and sporty "Comfort Mapping
Jacket" which features the GORE™ Comfort Mapping® Technology, the next
generation of advanced lamination and seam sealing technologies. The "Comfort
Mapping Jacket" improves your comfort through intelligent garment design.
Viewing the body as a map with several different climatic zones, specific GORE-
TEX® fabrics are uniquely combined to increase breathability, comfort, warmth
and/or fit, precisely where needed most.

In footwear, the "Bounce:S Leather" is the key style for the season. It represents
the evolution of the "Bounce:S" shoe, recognized in 2008 by the "Plus X Award",
Europe's biggest technology, sport and lifestyle competition. The model also re-
ceived the German "Red Dot Design Award" in 2008 for its unique and innovative
design. Its car inspired suspension system transfers vertical into horizontal forces
and promotes forward propulsion through a specially engineered pivot mecha-
nism. This season it is crafted from supple, hi-quality full-grain leather featuring
an air-vent perforated design.

The color palette of the sixth Porsche Design Sport range extends its focus be-
yond its signature colors of classic black, white and titanium to also include high
yellow and native blue. These shades provide a fresh look for the Fall/Winter sea-
son, and further accentuate the high functionality, innovation and premium de-
sign of the products.

The collection will hit retail in July 2009 and will be available in selected high-end
stores, adidas Sport Performance Concept Stores and Porsche Design Stores

The adidas Group is a global leader in the sporting goods industry and offers a
broad range of products across the three core segments adidas, Reebok and
TaylorMade-adidas Golf. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the Group
has more than 38,000 employees worldwide and generated sales of € 10.8 billion
in 2008.

Porsche Design is a luxury brand with particular focus on technically inspired
products. The Porsche Design brand was founded in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexan-
der Porsche, and since then its products have stood for functional, timeless and
purist design. The product portfolio includes classic men's accessories, a sport
and fashion collection as well as electronic products and a men's fragrance
range. The products are designed in the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See,
Austria, and sold worldwide in own stores, shop-in-shops, high quality depart-
ment stores and exclusive retail outlets.

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