When Junya showed his fall/winter 2018 collection, the standout pieces were definitely his collaboration pieces with North Face. Pulling both from the vintage North Face archive as well as Junya’s signature detailing. Included among the drop are zip hoodies, varsity jackets and an oxford jacket. The entire selection is available online at Dover Street Market.
The North Face shell has been a staple of American style for decades now. The brand has superseded it’s hiking/outdoors heritage to come to reached an unrivaled status in streetwear. While the brand has been doing exclusive collaborations with the likes of Supreme and Stussy for years, North Face now has a capsule collection of higher quality repros based on it’s vintage archive.
This breatahle HyVent hooded jacket brings back the Mountain Parka in it’s full glory. A fully adjustable, peaked hood, contrasting panels to the arms and shoulders and retro branded details really makes this piece stand apart from the type of North Face jackets you can find at the mall. Get this piece over at Size? for £165.00.
The North Face Purple Label is one of those things that is very hard to come by outside Japan. Like the clothing equivalent of a green tea flavored Kit Kat, you have to scour to find pieces from this sub-label. As they have done for many seasons now, Purple label continues it’s tradition of paring down North Face technical pieces into something more refined and better fitting. I’ve always enjoyed how minimal the branding has been compared to regular North Face and you can expect pretty toned down shirting in an array of plaids, earth tones, navys and olives. Add to the fact that the female model in this lookbook is straight wifey status and you have yourself a lookbook worth looking through.
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While the North Face brand in North America hardly inspires with its increasingly safe output, Japan-based North Face Purple Label has been consistently pushing new territory since it’s inception a few years ago. The Fall/Winter 2013 continues this trend with a tonal, well-styled lookbook. This is one of those rare lookbooks where both the girls and guys sides of things are styled excellently.
There’s alot of greys, tans and blues this time out and the outerwear appears technically sound, with a mix of down jackets, shells and vests layered over minimal shirting and trousers. There’s also a few tasteful knits thrown in to complete the collection. All in all this is a nice lookbook to reference if you’re looking to try something new this Fall/Winter but still want to mix in the staples you already have (New Balance sneakers, dry denim etc). Look for items from the collection to drop soon at select retailers including nanamica.
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