A month after the launch of their latest NSE Capsule collection, which was featured in our autumn essentials 2022 roundup, The North Face is back with another red-hot NSE collaboration with artist Alfie Kungu. The new collection reinterprets iconic TNF styles and new season pieces emblazoned with Kungu’s distinctive art, which "mirrors the parallels between the urban and natural worlds."
Alfie Kungu is known for his "abstract yet playful" work, which draws inspiration from his Yorkshire roots and love of the outdoors, all of which are reflected in the revamped pieces included in the collection, such as the Rusta Puffer, Gartha Microfleece Pants, Seasonal Denali Fleece, Fleeski Street Bucket Hat (our personal favourite) and Etip Gloves. The promotional video is as cool as you'd expect:
Alfie's use of his artistic medium to illustrate the "humbling scales of nature" also inspired the enchanting short film (seen above) to showcase the new collaboration where you can truly see this winter through the eyes of Alfie Kungu. "Nature works on so many different scales", he says, "It's humbling. You realise you're not at the centre of everything; you're just a small part of a huge environment with lots of things going on in it."
The NSE collection is available to purchase from today, 2 November 21022, at The North Face UK and in select The North Face stores with prices from £35 (approx. $40/AU$62). US/AU availability TBC. Check out Alfie's Instagram for more info on his work. Need new winter clothing? Check out T3's best winter jacket and best fleece jacket guides.