Sir Edmund Hillary’s grandchildren took to the catwalk at New Zealand Fashion Week to parade a line of clothing inspired by the great New Zealander.
Alexander, George and Lily Hillary debuted a collection of clothing that showed off their grandfather’s rugged dress sense.
Sir Edmund Hillary was a typical New Zealand bloke, usually pictured unshaven in an old jacket or rumpled shirt.
Peter Hillary, Sir Hillary’s son, co-founded the Edmund Hillary brand, which he said was a fitting way to continue his father’s legacy, 10 years after his death.
It is inspired by the clothing worn by Sir Edmund on his 1953 expedition to Mt Everest, when he and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of the world’s tallest mountain.
Many of the garments use fabrics and assembly techniques used in the 1953 expedition.
They include a replica of the blue anorak worn by Sir Ed when he was pictured on the summit of the Mt Everest, which sells for $1350.