Giving functional coats a playful and innovative lease of life, Canada Goose collaborates with rising fashion visionary Angel Chen on a limited edition collection that provides convertible outerwear options.
Known for fusing opposites in her work – such as eastern and western cultures, delicate and hard aesthetics, formal and informal garments – in this collection, Chen draws inspiration from the transitioning cooler seasons in the opposing urban and outdoors Canadian landscapes. The Fall/Winter 2021 capsule collection sees the Chinese designer modify iconic Canada Goose lifestyle jackets with new A-line cuts and bold colors making them appropriate for moving across the two environments whilst maintaining a polished and stylish look.
Adaptability is kept consistent throughout the collection with the brand introducing new styles including the Farra Jacket, Ryla Vest and Banyan puffer, to supplement all outerwear needs during the transitioning seasons. In the womenswear line, the Ryla puffer-style vest incorporates a zip hood that can easily be changed into a collar, and the men’s Bayan Puffer and Vest offering takes on a more stylish transformation with its reversible color options. Continuing its effort to produce sustainable garments, Canada Goose construct the puffers with a recycled feather-light ripstop fabric and apply a water-repellent layer for extended durability.
The campaign’s starring Alxa coat features in the line as a prime transitional garment. Its A-line cut perfectly conceals a long layer of insulation cinched in with a removable belt. Chen also equips the coat with interior backstraps, a removable hood and extra venting for extra comfort when climates change. The encompassing Snow Mantra jacket lies at the forefront of the winter styles, where the limited edition menswear iteration comes in a daring splash of primary blue and the women’s is cropped in a more every-day Tidal Green. In the collection, Chen references the jacket’s multi-functional qualities and oversized elements as well as incorporating Snow Mantra inspired embroidery in other models across the range.
Other items in the range include the new Huli Bomber, Mordaga jacket and hoodies in both lines that can be layered and interchanged with other jackets, as well as a selection of accessories that also boast their own convertible features.
The Angel Chen for Canada Goose collaborative capsule collection is available globally from Canada Goose’s webstore, selected stores and partner shops.