One of our favourite brands The North Face has been in the exploring business for over 50 years, but that doesn’t mean it’s planning on slowing up anytime soon. They’ve just unveiled their new summer collection the “Khumbu” pack, and we at The MALESTROM have to say we’re loving it.
The range is inspired by the sacred landscape of the Khumbu valley in Nepal, transient home to global explorers, and more specifically the bright, beautiful colours of the prayer flags that are commonly found all around this Himalayan region.
The new collection, as seen shot here fittingly on the streets of Kathmandu, exhibits The North Face’s mantra for its lifestyle ranges – ‘inspired by the mountains, made for the city.’
These lovely threads have been designed for the modern day urban explorer, those looking to travel the world seeking adventure, but who’d rather look good while they’re doing it.
The Khumbu Pack features iconic items such as the Base Camp Duffel, 1990 Mountain Q jacket (one of our personal favourites) and short-sleeved Fine Tee, as well as relative newcomers, such as the Base Camp sliders and Raglan Red Box hoodie. Put it this way, you might be in need of finding a decent chunk of wardrobe space from somewhere very soon.
Often hung along mountain ridges and peaks in the Himalayas, prayer flags are said to bless the landscape around them, and carry prayers on the wind to spread the good will far and wide.
The bright colours they use represent fire, water and earth, the pieces in The North Face’s Khumba collection come in blue, white, red, green and yellow to mirror the flags.
Available in both men’s and women’s styles, the Khumbu Pack is available now at www.thenorthface.co.uk and selected The North Face® stores. What are you waiting for? Get exploring!
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