The North Face and artist XX Kaws have collaborated on a collection launching on February 17.
XX Kaws, a Brooklyn, NY-based artist, created prints and silhouettes with “perception and visibility” themes in mind for the collection that were incorporated into jackets, soft accessories, luggage, and various styles for men, women, and kids. The North Face’s Freeride and Icons of Exploration (including the 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket) collections were also reimaged using Kaws prints.
Of The North Face XX Kaws Collection, Kaws said: “I’ve always admired The North Face iconic silhouettes, and I have had them in my winter rotation for years. The blocking, stitching, and details on their coats really lent themselves to the way I structure a painting, so I treated the garments in our collaborative collection like a blank canvas. And I enjoyed exploring their extensive color and material archive as I would a new paint set.”
The North Face recently collaborated for a second time with Gucci which included jackets, t-shirts, coats, and a selection of styles with an outdoor-inspired feel.
Next month, the XX Kaws collection will be available at The North Face stores, select dealers, and thenorthface.com.