Though Supreme’s latest collaboration with The North Face will drop in less than 24 hours, the streetwear giant just blessed us with the visuals for the collection.
The Spring 2016 range is centered on The North Face’s Steep Tech Collection—a distinct series of outerwear that fuses old-school ruggedness with modern technology. The original concept was actually introduced during the early 1990s, and was created by extreme skiing pioneer Scot Schmidt.
“Back in the day, a lot of the ski suits didn’t have the things I needed,” Schmidt explains in a press release, “and I was always stitching things together…making them more usable.”
That innovation later resulted in a collection of durable gear that featured relocated pockets, technical materials, and additional webbing. Fifteen years later, Schmidt’s ideas have continued to live on through various re-releases and updates—the most recent being the Spring 2016 collaboration with Supreme.
The Steep Tech range will deliver hooded jackets, hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants, and backpacks—all of which feature waterproof, abrasion-resistant nylon. Pieces will hit NYC, L.A., London, and Paris locations as well as the online store tomorrow, followed by a Japan release on April 9.
You can check out the collection below.