THE NORTH FACE URBAN EXPLORATION SS20

CAPSULE 02: KAZUKI “PINK” CAPSULE

Japanese designer Kazuki Kuraishi, a long-time guest designer of The North Face Urban Exploration, heads the brand’s second SS20 capsule release. His highly anticipated capsule comes in two parts: Kazuki “Pink” (February) and Kazuki “Lemon” (April; more details to come later).

The latest Kazuki “Pink” capsule — focused on the reimagined silhouettes of The North Face’s iconic Denali and Mountain Light jackets — sees a departure from his past muted-palette and military-inspired works. Inspired by the upgraded Futurelightä fabrication, he takes a bold journey down a different path — into a ’90s revival, led by the energy of bright pink to showcase his Spring mood.

The 14-piece collection includes key outerwear as well as tee and crew tops, pants and a backpack. The hero pieces for men — with breathable, waterproof Futurelightä technology and an upgraded-design removable rain hood — include the: Bravo Utility Futurelight™ Jacket (HKD4,690) that transforms the Denali fleece silhouette into a sleek city long coat; and the Alpha Futurelight™ Raincoat (HKD4,990), that updates the 1994 Mountain Light Jacket into a 10-pocket tactical-vest design, which debuted in Kazuki’s first capsule back in Fall Winter 2018 and sold out immediately.

The Kazuki “Pink” capsule marks the first time the designer presents women’s items in his range. Offering a head-to-toe outfit, Kazuki’s urban-outdoor style for his female fans includes a layered look with: the Alpha Waterproof Jacket (HKD4,290) in lightweight waterproof and breathable Pertexâ; a color-block FlashDry™ Pullover Hoodie (HKD1,390); and Work Pants with a skirt wrap (HKD1,790) in DWR and Windwall™.

CAPSULE 02: KAZUKI “PINK” CAPSULE

曾多次為The North Face Urban Exploration系列擔任客席設計師的倉石一樹再次與品牌聯手,為2020 年春夏季度系列推出兩個膠囊系列 – 分別為於 2 月首發的「KAZUKI Pink」系列及於4 月登場的「KAZUKI Lemon」系列(詳情將於稍後公佈)。

率先登場的「KAZUKI Pink」膠囊系列以 The North Face 經典登山外套Mountain Light及 Denali 作為設計藍本,改良外套的輪廓剪裁, 並重點注入品牌專利的透氣防水科技Futurelight™。今個春夏,倉石一改以往低調沈實的軍事配色設計,用上本季大熱的螢光粉紅色撞色配搭,以活潑的色彩鮮明地交織出大熱的 90 年代戶外風格。

「KAZUKI Pink」膠囊系列共推出的14件單品,包括防水外套、T 恤、衛衣、褲款及背包等。重點的防水外套款式採用The North Face 獨家研發的Futurelight™ 透氣防水科技,並配備融入棒球帽設計的可拆式帽子系統,讓外套能隨時化身為雨衣,大大改善在雨中穿著的體驗。重點款式包款啟發自經典Denali Fleece Jacket的Bravo Utility Futurelight™長版城市外套(HKD 4,690),以及將經典 1994 Mountain Light 外套與戰術機能背心設計合併的 Alpha Futurelight™ Raincoat 防水外套(HKD 4,990) – 這款外套亦是於 2018 年秋冬首個Kazuki系列甫推出即瞬間完售的「多口袋外套」的改良版,其多口袋設計方便探索者在城市探索中隨身攜帶不同小物,勢必再次掀起搶購熱潮!

此外,倉石一樹更首次為其系列帶來女裝單品,包括以Pertex 技術製作、集輕薄透氣和抗水機能於一身的Alpha Waterproof Jacket(HKD 4,290);拼色 FlashDry™ Pullover 套頭衛衣(HKD 1,390);以及採用DWR 及 Windwall™ 技術的裹裙工裝褲(HKD 1,790),為喜歡探索的女士們從頭到腳打造極具層次感的高端城市機能造型!