This fascinating partnership plays on the combined heritage of two iconic brands, blending Gucci’s penchant for maximalist luxury with The North Face’s expertise in performance gear. And it is no small affair – there is everything you’ll need for some seriously extravagant outdoor adventures –fabulous logo down jackets, as well goose down skirts, bib dresses, shirts, and even a onesie that looks like it’s been lifted right off the retro slopes of the ‘70s. I absolutely love it all. I would genuinely wear everything in this collection.
Alongside the apparel, there are accessories including two retro-ish backpacks, waist bags, knitted bobble hats, bucket hats, a pair of luxurious leather hiking boots and, for the true camper there’s even a tent and sleeping bag. Can you imagine seeing this at Glastonbury?
In true Gucci style, the colour palette is packed with vivid colours that make the collection distinctly more runway-able than most high fashion x high performance jaunts. So, if you were reckless enough to wear the collection to hike a mountain, you’d be hard to lose in a snowstorm.
While the North Face is no stranger to collabs, the partnership marks the first time that Gucci has partnered with another brand while under the tenure of the ‘environmentally aware and woke’ Alessandro Michele.
The North Face has been taking strides in reducing its impact on the environment too, as their accessories make heavy use of ECONYL®, a nylon fabric made from regenerated materials.