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The North Face Dryvent Jacket

The North Face DryVent Jacket : Aphrodite Reviews

The most sought-after archival collection has been brought back to life. The North Face DryVent Jacket is tough, bright, and fully loaded with tech.

From a single store on the beachfront of San Fran to a global brand, The North Face has had a mountain size raise since its founding in the 1960s. The North Face has consistently looked forward and towards technology to help improve their designs, using performance fabrics to produce functional and casual silhouettes, ideal for those who want to stay protected from the elements and look stylish doing it.

The North Face Dryvent Jacket is fully waterproof, windproof and breathable, this allows for ultimate protection against all weather conditions. Crafted from 100% recycled polyester, the Dryvent Jacket is another step forward by The North Face in their goal of producing all their garments from recycled, regenerative, organic, or responsibly-sourced renewable fabrics.

The North Face Dryvent Jacket

History of The North Face DryVent Jacket

The original The North Face DryVent Jacket was part of the Search & Rescue collection, designed to protect mountain rescue teams. The new design pays homage to the original DryVent Jacket, however, this new piece has been given a contemporary touch. To make the jacket just as functional in an urban city as it is in a mountainsous environment. The North Face DryVent Jacket would be a perfect addition to your outdoor wear collection as is available at Aphrodite in red and yellow.

The North Face Dryvent Jacket

The jacket pays tribute to the search and rescue garments which are required to stand out and be seen. As well as having multiple pockets for storing maps and equipment. The lightweight jacket has been updated to be more functional, improving the flexibility and breathability of the piece. The North Face DryVent Jacket is an all-year-round essential jacket that combines comfort, style and practicality.

The North Face DryVent Jacket is now available online and instore at Aphrodite

The North Face Himalayan Parka Black White

The North Face Himalayan Parka

The North Face Himalayan Parka features the works of Shantell Martin and is available at Aphrodite.

The North Face has revealed its collaboration with London-born, New York-based artist Shantell Martin who creates iconic art, and now iconic apparel, including The North Face Himalayan Parka. Shantell is famed for her freestyle drawings in which abstract lines meet all kinds of surfaces. The original print on this parka symbolizes the movements of humanity, climbing walls and overcoming challenges.

The North Face Himalayan Parka Shantell Martin Art

The Shantell Martin x The North Face collaboration draws inspiration from TNF’s Search and Rescue archive. Martin’s instantly recognisable art is featured throughout the capsule, she says: ‘The specific drawing I have done for this, it’s about the idea of challenging yourself and climbing and expressing yourself in life’ Martin then goes on to say, ‘Searching is such a huge task, but also, I think, is rescuing. Rescuing is unveiling, is making things transparent, and is making things accountable. It’s seeing things as they are and accepting what they should be.’

Evolving from the Himalayan suit that took mountaineers to the peak of Everest, The North Face Himalayan Parka, and other items in the collection, have become streetwear staples since their debut. Not only that, they have conquered some of the harshest mountaineering conditions out there. A mountaineer was quoted saying: ‘This product did not simply protect me from the cold. It guaranteed my survival in the coldest and highest places on the planet, where everything seems inhuman and impossible.’

Shantell Martin The North Face Himalayan Parka Black White

The North Face Himalayan Parka x Shantell Martin Toggle

The North Face Himalayan Parka is eye-catching with clashing black-and-white tones that are both playful and fun, but also examine much deeper themes of identity, conveying important messages behind the aesthetically pleasing lines. Martin’s prints denote not only the importance of overcoming challenges, but humanity’s desire to connect, create community, and yet still remain individual.

TNF Himalayan Parka White / Black

The North Face Himalayan Parka is made from nylon containing recycled down filling, presenting a striking retro look that is also eco-friendly. Featuring zipped sized pockets, an adjustable hood, and velcro adjustable cuffs to ensure comfort and heat retention through cold conditions. Vibrant hits of yellow surface on the silhouette in the form of toggles at the hood and reverse neck, plus in the lining meaning every time you open the jacket you’re in for a colourful surprise.

Martin uses drawing as a medium to explore the interaction of social processes within physical spaces, and as a tool to explore identity and intersectionality and she has done just that with the Himalayan Parka.

The North Face Extreme: Tapping Into The Archives

The North Face Extreme Capsule, From The ’90s To Now

The North Face may originate from humble beginnings on the west coast of America, but its ambitions – from the outset – were anything but ordinary. Born out of a passion for mountaineering, the San Fran-hailing label sought to outfit people bound for global pursuits, whether that meant those consumed by wanderlust or extreme go-getters. Their mission statement was simple.

By seeking this status and stature during their formative years, the ‘North Face’ namesake quickly grew into its own entity and was soon distinguishable through every corner of the globe. Whether it was on the slopes of the French Alps or around campfires in Norway, The North Face’s identity quickly discovered mass circulation.

From this point, the brand officially ‘began sponsoring expeditions to some of the most far-flung, still largely untouched corners of the globe’, thus making way for the iconic introduction of, Never Stop Exploring™, a company mantra that still resonates today. Bonding camaraderie with these individuals and their adventures led TNF to uncover design cues in myriads of areas, all derived from one common denominator – humanity.

More than 50 years after its inception, TNF has now delivered countless collections while positioned high on the world’s stage, and for 2020 the brand chooses to revisit its extensive archive. Comprising retro typefaces, decorative graphics and a tricolour aesthetic, the latest The North Face pieces turn back the clock on the ‘90s.

Perfectly in sync with the resurgence of the era and the industry’s grip of it, these colourful garms call on the 1992 The North Face Extreme capsule. Referencing once more the brand’s penchant for the great outdoors, each piece is emblazoned with an ‘extreme’ slogan, while clad in commanding hues of black, cherry and turquoise.

In many ways reminiscent of the brand’s Black Label ‘Rage’ capsule, that was trialled and tested by professional skiers and extreme snowboarders, this new offering has a distinctive urban edge to it. From breezy tees to rain jackets, and heavy-duty backpacks, the collection can transform from climate to climate, from purpose to purpose and from every environment.

Shop The North Face Extreme Collection at Aphrodite from 15/01/2020.

The North Face AW19: New Arrivals

From peaks to pavements; The North Face is not only world famous for its outdoor gear, but is now considered a global street culture standard. Exciting new arrivals to The North Face’s AW19 Collection feature instantly-recognisable logos, classic colourways and eye-catching prints – boasting the brand’s signature aesthetic.

The North Face Down Jackets

The winter weather is well and truly here and every wardrobe requires a practical and reliable jacket to fight off the inclement weather. Combining unbeatable warmth and comfort, The North Face offer the understated Lhotse Jacket. Proudly named after the fourth highest mountain in the world, the Jacket is filled with goose down and features a full zip closure and adjustable cuffs and hem – allowing the jacket to fit perfect to you and ensuring ultimate warmth throughout the entire day. Two exterior side entry pockets and one inner security pocket grant easy access and safeguard all of your essentials. Similar to the Lhoste is an instantly-recognisable silhouette that channels ‘90s vibes; the Nupste Jacket. Boasting Durable Water Repellent coating and ripstop fabric, the Nupste is also filled with 700 goose down.

The North Face Mountain Jackets

Adaptable and practical; The North Face Mountain Q Jacket guarantees to stick with you for many seasons to come. Lightweight and beautifully dressed in an eye-catching tangerine colourway, the Mountain Q Jacket will sit perfectly within your outerwear wardrobe – whether you’re hitting the streets or the mountain peaks. Boasting a waterproof polyester outer and fully breathable mesh lining. If bright colours aren’t your vibe, an alternative is the Mountain Q Jacket in black. Equally as iconic, the silhouette features an adjustable drawstring hood and hem and is detailed with The North Face branding.

The North Face Denali Jackets

Ideal for layering, The North Face presents the Denali Jacket. Offered in three impressive colourways including blue, turquoise and yellow and named after the highest mountain peak in North America, the Denali is constructed from polar fleece with unique nylon overlays. Practical and functional, four zip pockets add an alternative spin on the silhouette. Vertical and horizontal zip pockets to the chest and two easy-access side-entry pockets.

The North Face Gilets

Inspired by silhouettes from 1996, the Nupste Vest boasts a boxy design that guarantees to keep you feeling warm and snug during the colder seasons. Offered in two exciting colourways, the gilet is filled with goose down and features a concealed stow-away hood. The Nupste Vest can be easily thrown on when the weather is unpredictable and pack-away design allows the garment to be folded and stored into its right-hand pocket.

The North Face Hoodie

The North Face T-Shirt

Every outfit requires perfect layering pieces to see you through the colder months, and The North Face have you covered. Presenting a range of hoodies and tees – ideal for constructing an outfit that keeps you feeling warm and looking good. The North Face Apline Hoodie is a staple piece for your off-duty rotation. Dripping with The North Face branding, the hoodie boasts large logo accompanied by ‘Fine Apline Equipment’ branding printed unapologetically to the chest. The collection includes a range of different t-shirts including Fine Alp Equipment Tee and The North Face Basic Tee. Crafted from superbly soft cotton, the t-shirts are designed with movement and ventilation in mind.

The North Face Hats

No winter instalment would be complete without a handful of accessories and The North Face AW19 Collection is no exception. Presenting the Bobble Hat in yellow / black and Logo Beanie in twill beige. Both crafted to exceptional standards and coated with the brand’s signature aesthetic. The knit pieces guarantee to deliver both style and comfort.

Shop the whole collection online and in-store now.




The North Face Iridescent Collection

The North Face Iridescent collection delivers a fresh look for SS19

Far from its image as a strictly outdoor label, The North Face has always had a finger on the pulse of the city-dweller and a distinct urban presence, setting itself apart from ‘serious’ mountain climbing brands while still delivering performance and innovation in spades. Ever since the opening of their very first store in Berkeley, CA, the brand has adorned its signature pieces with bold colour-blocking and prints that have appealed just as much to the casual consumer as the outdoor enthusiast. Ever willing to push the boundaries, The North Face now present their latest capsule of urban classics: The Iridescent Collection.

The North Face Iridescent Cyclone II Jacket

Taking a brace of their most iconic outerwear styles — the 1996 Nuptse Jacket, 1990 Mountain Jacket and the Cyclone II windbreaker — The North Face have draped the familiar silhouettes in a multi-faceted, woven iridescent fabric, with a geometric pattern that changes aspect with the wearer’s movement. Showing off a palette of cool tones from purple to green to blue, the fabrics lose none of their performance attributes, with proprietary weather-proofing technologies like DryVent and WindWall all in full effect to help the wearer adapt to whatever the day brings.

The North Face Iridescent Pack Mountain Jacket

To bring things to the next level, the Nuptse down jacket and Mountain hard shell are modular, featuring zips and toggles to allow both to be worn together for the ultimate in weather resistance and warmth; these pieces may look good, but they’re also highly functional for even the harshest environments.

The North Face Iridescent Nuptse Jacket

Rounding out the Iridescent Collection is a clutch of apparel pieces including a t-shirt, hoodie and baseball cap, presented in stealthy black colourways and adorned with classic TNF branding in an iridescent treatment, perfect for mixing and matching with the outerwear, or for wearing solo on those warmer days. Owing to the technical nature of the fabrics, numbers for these pieces are strictly limited, so don’t sleep if you want to snag your favourite bits.

The North Face 1990 Mountain Jacket Iridescent

The North Face Iridescent Collection will be available from Aphrodite Clothing from the 10th of April 2019.

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Peaks to Pavements – The North Face

It’s fair to say fashion has taken a swerve that no one could have anticipated over the past few years, with even the highest of high-end focusing solely on that of the streetwear trend. We explore a brand whos organic identity had them placed rightfully in the rankings of this megatrend from the offset, by documenting them in their new stomping ground.
The North Face Editorial
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With an assortment of familiar silhouettes and fabrics, The North Face never fail to impress with their ability to give everything a fresh take. In an array of earthy toned fleece, poly and nylon with healthy dashes of camo print and the newly introduced repeat ‘brand mantra’ text, never stop exploring, you can stand out or blend in as you please.
The North Face Denali Fleece


The North Face Denali Fleece in Green


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David Beckham: Style Icon

As a latter-day saint of all things men’s fashion, what will David Beckham be remembered for the most? What is the former England captain’s legacy? His ability as a footballer came unrivalled, the elder statesmen of the Three Lion’s golden generation, one of the first athletes to build a multimedia empire and captivate celebrity tabloid culture from its inception thanks to his marriage with pop superstar turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham but you knew all this. Whilst his playing style and ability may have left him his menswear style has picked up since the heyday of Posh and Becks, making him the style Icon we know today.


He’s developed this ‘fashion thing’. I saw his transition to a different person… so long as it doesn’t affect his football it doesn’t bother me

-Sir Alex Fergusson

The staple in the wardrobe comes from his now seemingly lifelong deal with adidas, the brand that adorned their 3 stripes to the shoulders of the then Manchester United player and birthed a partnership that saw Becks become one of the most lucratively sponsored athletes in the world, rivaled only by Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods in his heyday. From the moment he announced himself with that long-range effort against Wimbledon to the day he retired with PSG the boot of choice has been adidas’ long-running predator series, a boot that has seen Beckham lend his own white to champagne colourway even post-retirement, and used as inspiration on newer models such as the adidas Sobakov.


Whilst flexible with his adidas deal, the company does allow him to adorn other trainer brands (just nothing with a swoosh), but you’d be relatively hard pushed to find Beckham in an out and out athletic trainer that isn’t a three stripe affiliate. As seen above, Beckham’s variety of adidas have seen themselves being dressed in smarter confides with tapered and cropped trousers replacing his normal raw denim. It’s refreshing seeing someone like Beckham embrace a contemporary style, mixing knit sneakers with tailored menswear for an ultra-smart look, at it brings another facet to his style game.


Embracing American timeless apparel in his stint stateside at LA Galaxy, Beckham’s fashion wouldn’t be complete without the incorporation of a Polo Ralph Lauren tinged outfit. Mixing formal occasions with his unavoidable moments in the public, the Polo logo has sat proudly upon Beckham in a variety of different constraints, but it’s with his dress down fashion that a light pop of chambray works effectively against jeans and T-shirt. Pushing his style into a traditional menswear style has been an updated fashion prerogative in recent years, and his ability to offer a triple threat of streetwear, menswear and formal wear makes him undisputed in his lookbook dominance.


The heritage menswear look demands a robust boot, something that of course Becks has in abundance. With a wildly changing day to day life, one that includes occasional motorbike rides, trips to the country in the Land Rover Defender and touching down in NYC, the ever-ready Beckham packs similarly sensibilitied boot choice to blend with his outfit whether that be the Chelsea Boot style seen above or the Redwing Moc Toe below.


With style developing through influences and environment, is it a surprise that Manchester still holds a huge inspiration for Beckham’s style? A tonal outfit topped off with a pair of Clarks Wallabees, stood next to a Stone Rose poster with a buttoned-up worker jacket. The only way this could be more Manchester is if there was a patch boldly displayed.

An unusual collaboration with Belstaff that has seen 3 capsule collections and a short film also makes total sense considering Beckham’s modern image, tapping into his enthusiasm for motorcycles, and his penchant for jeans, white t-shirt and a biker jacket. All designs are intrinsically Belstaff, celebrating their craftsmanship and motorcycle heritage.


Layering is a key cornerstone of men’s fashion, so it’s no surprise to see Beckham likes to layer items from brands like Canada Goose and Moncler in his cold-weather wardrobe. Known to incorporate pieces from North Face too, it’s the restructured blazers and down gilet that Beckham is known to wear now than his baggier style of the bygone decade.



The North Face – Spring Summer Edit

The weather outside is no longer looking as frightful, which means spring is slowly slipping towards us. So we can finally put our The North Face Nuptse jackets to the back of the wardrobe, and start to browse the internet for our new go-to jacket. You don’t need to look far, as The North Face have got your back, with their selection of lightweight retro inspired jackets.

The North Face 1990 Seasonal Mountain Jacket

The North Face 1990 Seasonal Mountain Jacket

The North Face 1990 Staff Fleece Pant

The North Face 1990 Staff Fleece Pant

If the 90’s teal colour way is a bit too out there for your taste, don’t fret, they have resurrected The North Face 1990 Mountain Jacket in a muted cream and navy colourway. Not only does it look good, the jacket has fully sealed seams and wind resistant technology to lock in heat and prevent any moisture from getting into the jacket, because the last thing you want is to get damp in a April shower.

The North Face 1990 Mountain Jacket

The North Face 1990 Mountain Jacket

The North Face 1990 Mountain Jacket

So get out your check-book and browse The North Face spring summer collection

The North Face’s New SS18 Apparel Channels Classic Streetwear at its Finest

North Face Black Label

With a proven track record for making outerwear that’s as suited to the streets as it is to the mountains, it should come as no surprise that The North Face also create fantastic apparel that’s aimed more at the relaxed end of the market.

North Face Black Label

The ‘Fine’ range of jersey basics displays the same eye for vintage colour and detailing that’s made their jackets a success with tastemakers across the streetwear spectrum: excellent fabric choices like brushed cotton jersey and interlock sweat that feel both sturdy and luxuriously soft; comfort-oriented details like dropped hems, articulated elbows and underarm ventilation eyelets; and that iconic Half Dome box logo displayed to the sleeve in a way that’s distinctive yet inobtrusive.

The North Face Long Sleeved T-Shirt

The colour scheme also swerves the usual whites and navies, with Dark Teal and Vintage White proving just as versatile, yet different enough to stand out. Overall, it’s just very good stuff.

North Face Embroidered White Logo

Consisting of long- and short-sleeved tees, a crewneck sweatshirt and a colour-blocked hoodie, The North Face ‘Fine’ apparel is all available from Aphrodite Clothing.