The North Face's latest NSE Collection is a kaleidoscopic vision of nature

Created in collaboration with Alfie Kungu, an artist known for his abstract yet playful work

The North Face x Alfie Kungu NSE Collection
(Image credit: The North Face)

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.

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.