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CORDURA® Advanced Fabrics and MYSTERY RANCH Collaborate with DIOR for 2023 Summer Men’s Collection (3/21/23)
MYSTERY RANCH Backpacks and CORDURA® Advanced Fabrics announce the DIOR by MYSTERY
RANCH collaboration featuring CORDURA® Advanced Fabrics, for the Parisian fashion house’s Summer
2023 men's collection. Partnering for the first time, DIOR’s new backpacks and bags combine the
formal with the informal, the practical with the purely aesthetic, and outdoor culture with the demands
of luxury. Available on February 16, 2023, exclusively in DIOR retail locations worldwide and on
Dior.com, CORDURA® and MYSTERY RANCH are thrilled to share the details of this unique
The DIOR by MYSTERY RANCH collection features the Gallagator backpack, Saddle Bag, Belt Pouch,
Wallet, and Tactical Belt, in two colorways, featuring CORDURA re/cor™ RN66 (Recycled Nylon 6,6)
fabric that is entirely recycled, resistant and durable, and embroidered with a leather crest
intermingling the seal of the two Houses.
For over 20 years, MYSTERY RANCH has been building some of the finest load-carriage equipment for
wildland firefighters, mountain and tactical professionals. Based in Montana – close to the Rocky
Mountains, where its equipment is tested – the brand imagines bags created for adventure, resistant to
the most extreme situations, and intended, notably, for rescue services. MYSTERY RANCH and
CORDURA® Advanced Fabrics have a long and trusted history of partnership across all product
categories, including their most recent early adoptor launch of CORDURA re/cor™ RN66 in their
District Series debut. This partnership deepens with the debut of CORDURA re/cor™ RN66 in the DIOR
by MYSTERY RANCH 2023 Summer Men’s Collection.
“Urging the outdoor industry to 'Expect More, Waste Less', CORDURA re/cor™ RN66 fabric challenges
the throw-away mentality within the textile industry, making it easier for consumers to understand how
one ingredient and quality craftsmanship can allow them to get the most from their gear and apparel.
For those who demand durability, there's no better choice,“ says Cindy McNaull, CORDURA® brand
business development director.
She continues, “Recently we identified the emerging crossover lifestyle trend whereby consumers are
looking for clothing, bags and packs that they can use for work and their leisure pursuits. Traditional
boundaries are changing – our customers are taking inspiration for their products from a wide variety
of markets such as outdoor and urban lifestyle. Combining working from home, adventure-travel and
exercise, is the new reality. We are applying our knowledge of durable fiber and fabric technologies to
help shape and define the fusion of functional fashion for the consumer of tomorrow."
Inspired by Christian Dior’s passion and attachment to the countryside, the earth and “simple and
natural things,” Kim Jones, artistic director for DIOR Men, sought a partnership with MYSTERY RANCH
featuring CORDURA® Advanced Fabrics to bring authentic outdoor design and functionality to the
men’s summer collection.
“This collaboration is a testament to companies that care deeply about their crafts and the
communities they serve,” said Dana Gleason, founder of MYSTERY RANCH. “Working with companies
like DIOR is the ultimate recognition that we are doing what we set out to do: To design and build great
packs and bags specific to the mission. The DIOR collection is a thing of beauty. Mission
Drawn to the aesthetic and technical aspects of the MYSTERY RANCH Y-shaped 3-ZIP closure system,
Jones and the Ranch design team built the bag collection around the MYSTERY RANCH GALLAGATOR
backpack “elevating functionality to the ultimate fashion statement.” The pack offers immediate access
to its multiple interior storage spaces, and compression straps on the front of the bag allow for even
volume adjustment. It comes with an essential detail – a detachable, water-repellent hooded cover.
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