Trend proper now could be an old-timey nation hoedown: everybody’s partnering up and two-stepping their solution to collaborative designs. Final week, the most important information within the vogue world was that Supreme was releasing a spread of garments made with legendary Japanese designer Yohji Yamamato. Yesterday, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons debuted their first Prada assortment as a compromising couple. To not be outdone, on Thursday, Gucci introduced an upcoming line of substances with stalwart outside model The North Face.
Gucci first introduced the collaboration on TikTok—the place vogue now occurs, apparently—with a trio of quick movies that includes placid nature scenes replete with birds twittering, sweeping mountain views, and a flag flapping within the wind that encompasses a smashed-together emblem. There aren’t any garments but, or hints as to what’s to return, however seeing these two names collectively is sufficient to get enthusiastic about. “We will solely affirm that Gucci and the North Face will probably be bringing a group to life within the coming months that celebrates the wealthy heritage of each manufacturers!” a consultant from Gucci mentioned over electronic mail.
Whereas Gucci’s Alessandro Michele has collaborated with artists like GucciGhost or fellow designers like Dapper Dan throughout his tenure because the Italian home’s head cheese, that is his first time partnering with a model. This will probably be outdated hat for The North Face, although. On this 12 months alone, the model has labored with MM6 Maison Margiela, Supreme, Junya Watanabe, and Mind Lifeless.
In at present’s vogue wilderness, campers, hikers, survivalists, white-water challengers, arctic explorers, and trekkers now not have to decide on between excessive efficiency and excessive vogue. Between The North Face’s rash of collaborations and its fashion-minded Black Sequence, Moncler’s Genius program that pairs big-name designers with the model’s puffy coats, and Loewe’s line of outside-kid gear Eye/LOEWE/Nature, the outside has taken heart stage in vogue. Gucci’s upcoming collaboration is simply additional affirmation that gorpcore’s made it to the height and gone excessive vogue.