– Five years after NASA's first mailing on space suits, streetwear designer Heron Preston has come one step closer to the last frontier of fashion.
Preston, who has worked with Nike and Kanye West, has a 2013 interview with The New York Times that was his dream collaboration with NASA. He has now launched an outerwear line that commemorates the Space Agency's 60th anniversary.
"I believe one of the first exciting moments of collaboration with NASA was an answer to the project project with me," Preston said in a video that was released with his new collection.
The capsule, which includes jackets, hoodies, T-shirts and caps, features the iconic "worm" logo used by NASA between 1
The rules of the Space Agency limited the reproduction of the worm to red, gray, white or black print and could not be outlined or appear in any other logo or any other form.
Preston even went beyond NASA and put his creations in the right timeline
"Thi's is the Fall / Winter 2018 collection, but she says 'Fall / Winter 1990' in terms of the actual time, in the logo was actually used, "Preston explained. "1990 was one of the last years they could use the NASA logo."
In addition to the worm, Preston's designs also include the American flag and a printed statement describing the purpose of NASA, as determined by NASA. On July 29, 1958, the law was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and later by Wikipedia summarized:
"The National Aerospace Authority is an independent executive agency of the US federal government that is responsible for the civilian population space program as well as aerospace research."
The collection, which was released on Friday (July 27 Available on the Preston website and fashion retailers, it also features a silver denim jacket attached to the silvery pressure suits of the original Mercury astronauts, NASA worm-embellished socks and belts, and a backpack made by Apollo's portable life support system later astronauts was designed.
"I designed the Entir The collection is based on their spacesuits and so I've done a lot of research," Preston said. "These guys go into space to push humanity into the future."
"You have to move a lot, you have to be able to hold tools, and that's why the bag is designed to be convertible, multifunctional in three parts," he added. "It's a shopping bag, the belt pouch, and then it's a backpack – all in one, and it's designed in the shape of a square, just like the backpacks astronauts wear when they make spacewalks."  The backpack, which sold out on Sunday (July 29), was sold for $ 1,342. The other items range from $ 85 for the socks to $ 1,897 for a white "NASA Tech" parka.
To promote the capsule, preston and producer David Laven's premiere "Above the Clouds," a short film that culminates in the designer's new NASA logo-clad clothing on a weather-balloon-based flight to 32 miles (50 kilometers) above Earth.
"The original dream was to shoot this literally on the International Space Station, styled on a real-life astronaut, as if that were a step closer," Preston said in the film.
Although this is not the first time that a fashion designer has references to the space program, the theme is still unusual.
NASA, the real agency that sent people into space to send people to the moon, explore the planet, is as real as it gets. For that I use my platform to tell other stories of you do not really go into fashion, "said Preston.