The space apparel will include a prototype flight suit and boots made for the Virgin astronauts.
The sleek, all-black products incorporate technical fabrics, such as Nomex Meta Aramid, and advanced designs that were created to support the pilot corps' specific needs.
Y-3 has also developed lace-up boots made from leather and Nomex, with outsoles designed for grip and heel inserts for added comfort and shock absorption.
"At Y-3 we are fascinated by innovation and are continually looking to evolve, to progress and to challenge the ordinary", Y-3 Senior Design Director Lawrence Midwood said.
Who knew the latest fashion buzz would come straight out of the New Mexico desert?
Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's commercial spaceflight company that's demanding $250,000 in deposit money from anyone itching to be the first to fly on one of its suborbital space flights, has partnered with a high-end fashion brand known as Y-3 to ensure everyone aboard its space ships look mighty spiffy.
Although it contains some of Kevlar's rigidity, it is much more flexible than the bullet-proof material. Not just anywhere in the desert, but specifically Spaceport America in Sierra County.
Yomamoto has a soft spot for a dark theme and this line is no different, as every stitch, shoe lace, zipper and inch of material is black. "Y-3 pilot boots are really impressive". It has been tailored to support a pilot's natural seating position, identified through a series of tests with Virgin Galatic's team.
After suffering a tragic setback in 2014, Virgin Galactic is now ready to take a big step forward with its ambitious project to provide sub-orbital adventures for space tourists, next month unveiling an all new SpaceShipTwo craft.
"Space travel is one of the most exciting developments of our generation and working so closely with Adam [Wells, head of design at Virgin Galactic] and the team at Virgin Galactic has been thoroughly exciting, challenging and rewarding".