The North Face are kicking off 2022 by announcing their collaboration collection with legendary Brooklyn based artist XX KAWS.
Known for his unconventional approach to, XX KAWS has envisioned a world “outside the lines” brought to life using the brand’s technical and iconic styles as a canvas.
Playing with the themes of perception and visibility, The North Face XX KAWS collection brings an array of unique prints and designs emblazoned onto an array of timeless pieces, including the 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket, accessories, and more in women, men, and youth styles.
North Face XX KAWS collections are the brand’s first line of products designed with the legendary artist. With these collections, available for purchase Feb. 17, The North Face XX KAWS envisions a world “outside the lines” brought to life using the brand’s technical and iconic styles as a canvas.
Based in Brooklyn, the artist KAWS is world renowned for pushing the limits of traditional concept of paintings, sculptures, and design, both physically and virtually. He is known for seamlessly crossing all boundaries to connect creative disciplines, while imbuing everything he touches with an unmistakable and unparalleled aesthetic, underlying wit, and both irreverence and affection for culture.
“I’ve always admired The North Face iconic silhouettes – 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 colour and material archive as I would a new paint set.” - KAWS
Featuring the art of KAWS, his signature eye-catching, abstract patterns, and a bright, extensive colour palette, The North Face XX KAWS plays with the theme of perception and visibility. The North Face Freeride collection, high-performance layers and outerwear designed for epic days on snow, gets reimagined with KAWS prints and reflectivity for peak performance and style on the mountain. The collaboration also takes The North Face Icons of Exploration collection to new levels, infusing new energy into the brand’s most beloved and timeless pieces, including the 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket.
Available at The North Face stores, select dealers, and on www.thenorthface.com beginning Feb. 17, this collection includes soft accessories, luggage, and a variety of men’s, women’s, and youth styles featuring iconic art from KAWS, including the Retro 1996 Nuptse Jacket, Freeride Bib, Freeride Fleece, Freeride Jacket, and more.