Shantell Martin's collaboration with The North Face. The collection takes inspiration from The North Face's archive pieces from the brand’s previous Search and Rescue collection, initially designed for the purpose of search and rescue mountain teams, with designs utilizing material technology to ensure the safety of the wearer and is reimagined through Shantell Martin's design.
The collection includes jogging trousers, parkas, fleeces, t-shirts, and hoodies made for mountain exploration, produced as a continuation of the brand’s original Search and Rescue edit. At the heart of the collection is an Oversized Sherpa Fleece, made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester and available in a print by Shantell Martin. Her original print symbolizes the movements of humanity, climbing walls, and overcoming challenges. It's rooted in the outdoor's sense of community but with an added edge of individuality.
A little on the talented people in this collection's lookbook. Hawa was born in Berlin to West African parents, then later moved to New York City – where she’s currently based – as a teenager she got involved with music, soon becoming one of the youngest ever composers for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, she’s played a Boiler Room session, performed at Telfar’s AW20 show in Italy, and put out her debut EP, the ONE.
Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy met Shantell back in 2014 at MIT Media Lab. The creative couple wear many hats from artists, designers, parents, architects, and the founders of CW&T where they concept, design, and make real the things they want to see in the world.
The collection is available in the UK and Europe at select retail partners and online here, for US customers see here.
Video Directed by Keenan MacWilliam.
Collection Lookbook Photographed by Jeremy Grier.