Buy: Napapijri's website and stores
Release Date: December 15
Editor's Notes: Sometimes, the second version is better than the first, and this speaks true to the second drop of Patta and Napapijri's collaborative capsule collection.
The pair successfully launched their first team-up capsule two months ago, which followed Patta's presentation of the Napa x Martine Rose collaboration last year at its Zeedijk 93 space and the opening of Patta's Milano Chapter.
As you'd expect, streetwear staples were on the top of the menu, including short and long-sleeved t-shirts with heavy graphic prints sprinkled throughout the drop. In true streetwear fashion, branding was overstated, in-your-face, and had no qualms about it.
While drop one of the capsule took the iconic Napapijri Skidoo as its hero piece, the second delivery diverts attention to its evolution: the Epoch jacket.
Although the Skidoo certainly wasn't shy of branding, it was distinctly more subdued than the new Epoch. That's to say, the psychedelic red, orange, and blue paisley print that fills the jacket in its entirety wouldn't go amiss in any crowd – the oversized spell out logo at the rear help, too.
Each of the pieces on offer makes a bold statement – embodying the true nature of streetwear, which is particularly rich in the DNA of Patta.
Together with the Epoch is a matching pair of pants, finished off in Ripstop Cordura for tackling the harsh winter months and creating the ultimate seasonal two-piece.