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Reconstructed Duffel Jackets

The North Face and Comme des Garçons Created Unique, Luxury Jackets

— September 6, 2017 — Fashion
The North Face recently collaborated with Comme des Garçons on a luxury outerwear collection that will offer consumers both style and protection from the elements.

While it is quite common to see fashion brands coming together to create entirely new, co-branded pieces, the making of this limited-edition collection involved deconstructing duffel bags from The North Face and reimagining them as durable outerwear jackets. As such, styles include pieces like the 'Duffel Bag Remake Hooded Sweatshirt' and the 'Duffel Bag Remake Wool Twill Flannel Jacket.' The collection of made-in-Japan outerwear was recently unveiled at The North Face's Carnaby Street location in London.

Alongside the collection of apparel that it created in collaboration with Comme des Garçons, The North Face also recently released a co-branded line of minimalist apparel with Sacai.
Trend Themes
1. Luxury Outerwear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize unconventional materials or repurpose existing items to create unique and stylish outerwear with a luxury twist.
2. Co-branded Collaborations - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Partner with other brands to create limited-edition, co-branded collections that offer a fresh take on existing products.
3. Made-in-japan Outerwear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Tap into the market of high-quality, Japanese-made outerwear by focusing on craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new materials and techniques to create unique and avant-garde fashion pieces.
2. Outdoor Apparel - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate fashion and functionality in outdoor apparel by combining innovative materials with stylish designs.
3. Collaborative Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Foster collaborations between fashion brands to create limited-edition collections that cater to niche markets and generate buzz.
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