A brief history of The North Face x Supreme Collaborations

27 Nov

In light of last weeks Latest F/W 2013 The North Face x Supreme release, I decided to compile a brief history of all their collaborations into one post, to save you the time of trawling through endless archives. Enjoy! Pictures via Supreme

2007 – Genesis

February 2007 marked the start of a line of collaborations, as Supreme and TNF collaborated for the first time on two jackets. The ‘Summit Series’ jacket was chosen and wild colours, leopard print lining and Supreme branding throughout was the name of the game.

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2008 Spring – City Prints

The following year another duet of jackets were released on the collaboration, once again utilising the ‘Summit Series’ jacket. This time both had bold all-over prints of a city on the jacket; one in full-colour and one in greyscale.

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2008 Winter – Fleece

In the winter of 2008 another release made between this strengthening collaboration, but this time the ‘Denali’ fleece jacket was used instead of the previous ‘Summit’ windbreakers. Definitely had more use this time round instead of a fashion statement, these are hard to come by now.

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2010 Spring – Pullover

After an absence of collaboration in 2009, the partnership was repaired with the release of the Expedition pullover released in March 2010. Made in an all-black, red-blue, and camouflage colorway, this jacket was also 100% waterproof.

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2010 Winter – Mountain Guides & Duffles

The ‘Mountain Guide’ is one of the North Face’s most popular casual ski-chic jackets, and in November 2010 it was collaborated on with Supreme to form a selection of 3 two-tone jackets, a black-black, brown-black & red-black. Also this was the first season for an accessory to be collab’d on as well, with the ‘Base Camp’ duffle bag being used.

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2011 Spring – Checkers and Sleeping Bags

2011 brought a range of checkered waterproof pullovers similar to past seasons, plus an assortment of sleeping bags and hats.

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2011 Winter – Leopard

For this season an assortment of coloured leopard-prints were applied to your favorite North Face products, the ‘Nupste’ jacket and ‘Rolling Thunder’ bag to name. Alot of people have seen the likes of Drake and A$AP Rocky wearing these jackets, they’re unbelievably rare now.

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2012 Spring – Map Print

Spring 2012 brought way of two jackets taking the collab back to its roots: the ‘Venture’ jacket. Accompanied by a backpack & a rolling bag, these jackets featured map print with SUPREME branding stitched as standard but also as part of the print itself. Either in a light tan or black colourway.

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2012 Winter- Minimalist Corduroy

October 2012 brought forward TNF’s signature ‘Mountain’ jacket but instead of technical material featured a corduroy shell giving the jacket a more simple look. Accompanied by three also minimalistic day packs this collection had both the bags and jackets available in a choice of three colours.

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2013 Spring – Reflective 3M

The ‘Mountain Guide’ jacket was re-used for this season but in place of normal material special reflective 3M material was used, blinding the drivers of cars and users of flash photography alike. Also to accompany the jackets matching Day Packs and ‘Roo II’s were released.

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2013 Winter – Fur

No, not normal fur, that would be too common for Supreme. At the time of this being written, the latest collaboration between The North Face and Supreme is the fur-print ‘Nupste’ jacket and vest. In true Supreme fashion it features a wild fur pattern print with Supreme branding found throughout the jacket. Pack away hood with reflective ‘SUPREME’ logo is also there.

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