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I Would Love To Have The North Face x Comme des Garçons Outerwears, But My Wallet Shrieks In Horror

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. Continue reading I Would Love To Have The North Face x Comme des Garçons Outerwears, But My Wallet Shrieks In Horror

North Face Access Pack’s Main Compartment Pops Up Like A Car’s Hood

The problem with today’s backpack is the zipper – the main compartment zipper, to be exact. However designers try, it is never easy to unzip and the packing and unpacking the pack is never a walk in the park because the opening is never big enough. However, it seems like a real innovation has hit the backpack industry that will eliminate these two nagging problems. Meet the North Face Access Pack. Instead of the usual zipper for the main compartment, it has a rigid pop-open top (think a car’s hood) that opens at the push of a custom-made quick release latch. Unlike regular soft zipper opening, the bag will remain wide open for as long as you need and when you are done, just slam (well, may be not that hard) it back and it is shut and secured. Continue reading North Face Access Pack’s Main Compartment Pops Up Like A Car’s Hood

Manmade Spider Silk Find its Way to North Face’s New Parka, Spider-Man Should Follow Suit Too

Mankind have long envy the astonishing properties of spider’s silk. Spider’s silk is known to be five-time stronger than steel, but yet has far greater flexibility than nylon, thus making them suitable for a wide range applications, including life-saving bulletproof vest and even for building suspension bridges. There is a major stumbling block though; ‘milking’ silk out of spiders are next to impossible – you know, they are not big like cows and on top of that, you would need a gazillion of them to make a decent yarn. This prompted a Japanese biomaterials company, aptly called Spiber, to go on a 11-year long journey to develop a manmade spider silk which they named Qmonos – a word derived from Japanese word kumonosu, meaning ‘spider web’. Continue reading Manmade Spider Silk Find its Way to North Face’s New Parka, Spider-Man Should Follow Suit Too