Having grown up in a mountainous area, I used my experience with alpine sports to create 'Alpinista', a collection of functional outdoor garments, which reuses paragliders as a primary material. Sport paragliders can only be used up to a certain amount of flight hours, after which the fabric becomes a waste material. The project gives this material a new application through fashion. 'Alpinista' proposes a collection of outdoor outerwear which is lightweight and provides wearers with a sense of protection and security. All designs are based on anatomical studies of the body and emphasise comfort and empowerment, by referencing dynamic lines in combination with safety equipment such as harnesses and armoured protective gear. The garments are designed to stimulate and challenge the wearers' desire to do something extraordinary.