There is something particularly alluring about gray and orange combo; it drew me to this new collection from a new collab by The North Face and Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons. What you see here are outwears inspired by North Face’s heritage. With this new for FW18 collection, Junya Watanabe once again demonstrates his penchant for technologically advanced materials to result in pieces that are obvious throw backs, but yet feel so modern.
Key pieces include park climb jacket, trail pack jacket and sleeping bag jacket. The latter is unique in hat it is made from The North Face’s classic Dolomite 40 sleeping bag and features a detachable two-way stole. Uber stylish is, of course, standard across the collection which also includes some tees.
There are some other interesting bits to these outwears that really made them brand new retro. Like how the graphic from the park climb jacket was the graphic on the side of the van that The North Face used to ferry gear and climbers around California in the 1970s and the trail pack jacket itself has an integrated backpack.
Kind of weird to have bag built into an outerwear, but it is still a love for me! And so is the sleeping bag jacket. I would have gotten them in a heartbeat if not for the prohibitive prices, which ranges from $2,367-2,727. However, if you are cool with the four-figure sum, you are welcome to grab the collection off from The North Face global flagship store in NYC.