Since its inception in 1991 by Dave Lane in the city of North-Vancouver, British Columbia, Arc'Teryx has never ceased to amaze us with their ever-expanding line.
Nowadays, the fashion world always needs to go faster, produce more and sometimes even at the expense of quality. This acceleration strongly impacts the consumer's choice. This is why brands will move towards creating and then putting online collaborative products with other labels.
And they're no exception to the rule, in fact, for the past few years, we've seen the Canadian brand play the game more and more. Before getting to the heart of the matter in our written How does Arc'Teryx Size ? we present the technical aspects of the range of clothing for mountain of the label. Well, enough chit-chat, we're going to introduce you to some of the brand's collaborations that stood out to us.
Arc'teryx x Palace, an innovative vision of outdoor clothing
Palace Skateboarding, does this brand ring a bell? It is often associated with its American counterpart, Supreme. Two iconic and mythical labels of the skatewear movement.
It still seems important to give a slight reminder of the brand's history. Palace is a skateboard label founded in 2009 by Lev Tanju great skateboarding enthusiast, wanting to create stronger and more beautiful boards which will later give birth to Palace Skateboards.
For this capsule collection, we find perfectly the atmosphere and the universe of the two brands. With pieces resolutely techwear to the aesthetic skatewear signed Palace, especially thanks to the Tri-Ferg. From the Hoodie to the Gore-Tex Jacket, this collaboration impresses us by its work and its diversity. But if you still want to learn more about this famous collaboration, our article Arc'teryx X Palace, An Innovative Vision Of Outdoor Apparel traces the history of this capsule. Just like how techwear blends beautifully with the world of skateboarding.
Techwear and upcycling, a success story
April 2021, this month marks the first collaboration between the Greater Goods project and the Canadian brand. Greater Goods is a project born and based in London in 2018. Before continuing go take a look at our text Our opinion on Arcteryx clothing and accessories in which we talk about the ideal gear and jacket to face the winter.
This small collective fits perfectly into the upcycling scene and promotes the reuse of materials to create strong ensembles. In this concern for recycling, the collective therefore seeks the perfect design, so it must be as practical as it is functional in all its aspects.
For this interaction, the Canadian label does not hesitate to go out of its comfort zone to offer us a range of new clothing. One important thing to know, the collaboration was only 70 items in total! And was made to support Flock Together, an association of birding enthusiasts.
Although the quantities were very limited, that didn't stop us from finding a wide variety of items ranging from bobsleds to tote bags to water bottle bags to jackets. The most emblematic product of this capsule remains the kimono Jacket revisited in the techwear sauce. This Jacket is designed in Gore-Tex and has many pockets, all in a Japanese kimono style. In short, Greater Goods and Arc'Teryx was a collaboration full of sense. It's even a shame that only 70 products were made!
The intersection of preppy and utilitarian
In 2018, Japan's Beams collaborate with Arc'Teryx for the first time. For their grand premiere, Beams Boy and the Canadians made the choice to offer only zeta jackets as well as a line of bags. Among these last ones, we find mantis bags, but also and especially Arro16 backpack easily remarkable thanks to its zipped and colored closing in the middle of its front face. In their well-asserted aesthetics, we can see the logos of both labels in anthracite or embossed shades.
Here we are already in 2021 and once again the two brands decide to repeat the experience for this new season. For this capsule, we once again find more techwear, but this time with a little more diversity. Without breaking the rule, the capsule collection reworks once again the Zeta SL Jacket in a carbon color with small colored details. Nevertheless, for their new partnership, the Atom AR Hoodie also makes its first appearance.
As usual, its two brands with very different designs, offer us a minimalist but formidable collection. The collection therefore offers a range that wonderfully combines sobriety and efficiency.
Streetwear and techwear, a winning combination
Concepts is a street-oriented store on the East Coast of the United States. This mythical sign of the East Coast is nowadays very famous for its atmosphere and its multiple interactions with Jordan, Nike SB or Asics for example.
This isn't the first time the two houses have collaborated together and offered us work that is as beautiful as it is effective. For their first interaction, the two labels decided to pay tribute to the motocross crew Harlem Legendz. We'll find 3 items for this capsule, a Beta SL Jacket in an unusual color code for the Canadian brand.
There is a mix of hot pink with a deep charcoal gray, all complemented by touches of sky blue. Regarding the accessories, we find the Arro 22 backpacks or the Maka 2 bags perfect to keep your stuff safe during heavy weather. In short, these two labels are a perfect match because of their own designs and vision. We're already looking forward to seeing their new collaboration and what will come of it.
Arc'Teryx is a brand worth keeping an eye on, this label is constantly pushing the boundaries of its products and its vision of the ultimate utilitarian garment. Over the years, the brand has been able to realize more and more independent collections with brands as diverse as varied. We find capsules with streetwear, preppy brands or associations that are at the heart of current trends. And who knows, maybe one day we'll even have a collaboration between salomon and the Canadian label?
Check out other posts about Arc'Teryx:
- How does Arc'Teryx Size ?
- Our opinion on Arcteryx clothing and accessories