Founded in San Francisco in 1966, The North Face is one of the foremost companies in the space of outdoor gear and equipment. With a foundation based on technical innovation and functionality, TNF’s love for nature has earned the brand great loyalty from professional explorers and passionate adventurers alike. Recognizing the need for technically advanced apparel even in the city, the Urban Exploration line was created. And within the Urban Exploration line, the Black Series represents a high-end range of clothing crafted with the finest materials and a forward-thinking approach to design. Inspired by the outdoors, The North Face Black Series re-imagines classics from the TNF archive, such as the iconic Nuptse Down Jacket, and modifies them to protect the wearer in different weather conditions and enhance the experience of city life, while also creating new, original silhouettes. The sleek and modern designs allow a seamless transition from the office to the weekend, adding to the functionality of the products. Some of the most coveted collections are created alongside frequent collaborator Kazuki Kuraishi, who brings cutting-edge design and contemporary sensibilities to the Black Series. Kuraishi, who has worked with names like Fragment Design or Bape and has a prominent mentor in Hiroshi Fujiwara, further amplifies the voice of the Black Series, connecting the dots between premium streetwear and high-end tech-gear. Ultimately, The North Face Black Series is a true testament to the core values of The North Face, putting exploration and curiosity at the center of our day-to-day life.