The North Face makes clothing, footwear, and outdoor equipment. Gucci produces fabulous flamboyance. Now that they have joined hands (with a new logo and all), there’s no stopping the aforementioned products from looking uber cool. The brands created a buzz a few months ago with a teaser announcing their collaboration, and customers have been patiently waiting to get a first look. The first look is now out. We only see smiling faces and ready wallets to pounce on the collection inspired by exploration and self-discovery ideas while focusing completely on the two brands’ sustainability commitments. The stylish ‘70s-inspired styles come emblazoned with new patterns and logos. The collection literally has it all from clothing, bags, boots, and even tents and sleeping bags that have been beautifully shot in the Alps by campaign photographer Daniel Shea. It makes you want to pack your bags, leave the humble abode, and climb a mountain wanting to look exactly as cool as the models wearing the fabulous floral puffer jackets from Gucci x TNF. The North Face x Gucci collection is going to have outdoorsy people cheering at the peaks as the collection extends its charisma and logos to windbreakers and fleeces to a series of bags and backpacks, all brimming with the new collection logo.
Speaking of luggage, the collection comes with a rather solid offering of luggage in new graphic patterns, a dome-shaped backpack, a tent, sleeping bag, and a unisex hiking boot available in brown, black, and cream leather. The sustainability angle is well taken care of as all luggage items contain Econyl, a nylon fabric made from regenerated materials that can also be recycled and recreated. Gucci president/CEO Marco Bizzarri said, The North Face was founded in the Sixties in San Francisco, and Alessandro is very much drawn to and interested in that decade, as well as the Seventies.” Gucci x The North Face will hit select stores in China on Dec. 29 and worldwide locations during the first week of January.