KAWS and The North Face kept collectors, resellers and actual consumers on their toes earlier this year with the release of their collaborative XX collection. Now, the duo have a follow-up collection, releasing tomorrow.
The XX collection chapter 2
The second chapter of the XX collection focuses on a black and white color palette across iconic TNF jackets and accessories. A departure from the color explosion given to us by part 1 of the XX collection.
As always, outerwear takes centerstage for the collection. The North Face and KAWS have chosen the Retro 1986 Mountain Jacket, Retro 1996 Nuptse Jacket and Retro 1994 Himalayan Parka as the main focus of the collection.
The Retro 1986 Mountain Jacket features 100% recycled and breathable-waterproof DryVent construction. This is the jacket that TNF collectors like to go after for its wide range of colors and because throughout the years, it has shown versatility both in the outdoors and city streets.
Instantly recognizable for its bubble formation, the Retro 1996 Nuptse Jacket is made with fully recycled fabrics, a water-repellent finish, and down-insulated baffles. Having owned multiple iterations of this jacket from the original down to recent releases, I can tell you firsthand that it will always keep you warm and its lightweight construction is a joy to have in the winter — when everything is heavy af.
If you hate to wear layers in the winter and just want one jacket that’ll keep you warm, the Retro 1994 Himalayan Parka is the piece for you. Good enough for athletes that climb the highest mountains around the world, it features 700-fill down insulation and a recycled shell fabric with a water-repellent finish.
The apparel collection will also have additional pieces like the Denali Fleece Jacket and Pants, hoodies, roll-cuff Beanies, short- and long-sleeve tees, leggings, Mulls, Nuptse gloves, and a water-repellent Basecamp Duffel.
Like we said earlier, this collection’s color palette is largely black and white (cream), mixing in KAWS’ camo pattern nice and subtly into the fabrics and construction.
How to cop
If you want to purchase this collection, head over to The North Face website on October 25 (tomorrow) at 10am EST to starting lining up virtually. We all know how stressful online shopping can be so do yourself a favor and sign up for notifications now.
Retailers like Notre and Extra Butter are conducting their own releases as well for the collection so check in immediately with local retail shops if you’re interested.
Recently, The North Face dropped off their Fall 2022 Steep Tech collection alongside Supreme.
Photos via The North Face/Marc O’Malley