Canada Goose and Y/Project teamed up for a six-piece unisex capsule collection for A/W 20 that was unveiled during Paris Men's Fashion Week on 15 January. Their collaboration questions the meaning of structure and rationality in clothing; a twist to the beloved streetwear trend.
Canada Goose is a Canadian holding company of winter clothing manufacturers, founded in 1957 by Sam Tick. They are known for joining forces with luxury fashion brands that are streetwear oriented such as Vetements and OVO, Drake's clothing label. Since the appointment of Glenn Martens as creative director of Y/PROJECT in 2013, the Paris-based label has combined conceptual and inventive detailing with proportions; so this seems a match made in heaven.
The collection features asymmetric parkas, sweaters and reversible beanies. The conventional fashion pieces are twisted with dangling straps and layered hoodies, all exploring a vibrant colour palette. Puffer jackets feature co-branding on the sleeves, internal buckled closures that reveals the signature Canada Goose badge and extended hems, the latter of which is swapped for a cropped bomber jacket, complete with a warped fit on the torso. Lastly, the winter-appropriate knitted beanies are revamped, with Canada Goose written on the inside and 'Y/PROJECT' on the outside -the best of both worlds.
The collaboration will be available worldwide in a selection of leading retailers - including Leclaireur (Paris), SSENSE (Montréal & online), Browns (London), TSUM (Moscow) and Joyce (HK) - in November 2020.