Our Vostok printed leggings have become one of our most popular designs since we released them at Vancouver Fan Expo back in April earlier this year, the same month in 1961 when its namesake spacecraft carried the first human into space. The leggings feature the classic grittiness of Mitmunk armour, combined with the streamlined, athletic look of performance wear. The muted greys and blues, retro feel, and scratched metal detailing are a nod to the historic spaceship.
As I was preparing to post this, I learned of the death of 92-year-old rocket engineer Oleg Ivanovsky last Thursday. Mr. Ivanovsky was the designer who worked on the Vostok spacecraft manned by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on that historic first spaceflight. He also designed the Sputnik satellites and rocket that launched Laika the dog into space. If you’re interested in learning more, the various obituaries online contain summaries of his work and are adequate starting points.