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.
Hot off a game changing Kick ass collaboration with, none other than the House of Gucci. The North Face XX KAWS collection 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. Featuring the art of KAWS, his signature eye-catching, abstract patterns, and a bright, extensive colour palette.
“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