Sub-label The North Face Urban Exploration has been working on a three-part collection for the Fall/Winter season of 2021. Dubbed “Dialogue of Urban Exploration”, the series comprises three different approaches to cityscape under the capsules “Urban Sprawl”, “Urban Utility” and “Urban Elegance”.
Each series references a unique dialogue with the city, starting with “Urban Sprawl”. In soft, earth tones —khaki, olive green, dark blue and purple— this first release is inspired by urban architecture, comprising contemporary and multipurpose garments that contrast the concrete scene. In this first release we could find windproof jackets, crew-neck and neutral graphic logo t-shirts, as well as utility cargo-pants and shorts.
“Urban Utility” is the second and most recent release so far. Among other items, like Flashdry T-shirts, this capsule features a waterproof ten-pocket jacket (about usd$260) made in engineered DryVent, one of TNF’s signature fabrics. What’s curious about it is that it hides a short poem inside the lining referencing an interview given by Kenneth Klopp (co-founder of the brand), in which he cites Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, a piece that describes the spirit of exploration and the thrill of diving into wildness.
If there’s anything to highlight about this entire collection is the Packable feature that allows users to fold pants and jackets into water-bottle sized, lightweight items. Having in consideration both releases, “The Dialogue of Urban Exploration” ranges from usd$85 to usd$260, approximately. It’s available now in The North Face stores and selected retailers in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Stay tuned with us to chat about the upcoming third release and, in the meantime, check our latest news in our techwear section.