Editor’s Notes: It’s nice when a large corporation puts its coffers to good use and boosts the scope of a young creative. Fashion designer
As part of TNF’s
When fully zipped up, de Jong’s vest is already a sight to behold. It’s got inflated seams and lines that both flow anatomically and gently warp the body. de Jong specifically took inspiration from The North Face’s iconic Half Dome logo for these ribbed panels, which makes even more sense once the garments’ various panels are unzipped.
When splayed out in fully detached form, de Jong’s vest becomes a piece of art ready to be mounted. The Half Dome inspiration makes for a riotously cool collage of curves, complete with head-turning color-blocking.
de Jong’s own niche is in
Naturally, this one-of-one garment won’t ever be for sale — though if you ever decide to offload it, WYTZE, let us know! — but it could perhaps lead to greater things between WYTZE and TNF in the future.