To help commemorate the NBA’s 75th anniversary, Canada Goose is once again working alongside the league to drop a new four-piece collection in what will be the second year of their partnership. Working with acclaimed footwear designer and fashion tastemaker, Salehe Bembury, the collection is designed to call back to the beloved 1990’s NBA aesthetic. The limited-edition capsule features signature patterns and contrasting materials fused with Canada Goose’s functional DNA. Altogether, the bold and functional style offers a welcomed throwback to the league’s retro style.
As a longtime basketball fanatic and a fashion historian, Bembury makes for the perfect designer to partner with Canada Goose’s latest release.
“The NBA significantly influenced my interest in design. Growing up watching games with my dad, and loving everything about 90’s basketball culture, from the ’94 Knicks to Space Jam and The Fresh Prince,” says Bembury. “The ’90s were a time of fashion exploration, and that ethos is what I believe Canada Goose, the NBA, and I have captured with this collection.”
As a modern icon of street style and a history of working with labels such as Yeezy Gap, Cole Haan, and Versace, Bembury’s influence on the collection is evident both in its vintage styles and bold marketing.
The four-piece unisex capsule has been designed to layer, mix, and match, allowing it to become a unique tapestry of retro styles.
The Expedition Parka, developed for scientists working in extreme weather conditions, has been reimagined with an overstated Chenille hood trim and removable vest for an expressive take on the icon while staying true to the brand’s function-first identity. The Concord Fleece epitomizes the freedom of 90s NBA fashion and uses the bold pattern of Bembury’s signature all-over thumbprint design for a striking look. For a more toned-down aesthetic, the Signal Vest delivers a transitional weather staple with an exaggerated front hem for added coverage and protection. The Tundra Bib is a legacy Canada Goose style built to protect the lower body from extreme conditions and features adjustable elastic suspenders, and an interior drawcord for an adaptable fit.
Each style is punctuated with an exclusive co-branded Canada Goose and Salehe Bembury tonal disc and label featuring Bembury’s signature thumbprint motif and the NBA logo.
“We are thrilled to see our second capsule collection with Canada Goose come to life ahead of NBA All-Star 2022, in celebration of the game’s greatest players and our fans,” says Lisa Piken Koper, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships, NBA. “As the NBA celebrates its 75th Anniversary Season, our latest collaboration with Canada Goose serves an opportunity for our fans to uniquely express their connection to our game.”
The collection officially drops on February 11 before the NBA All-Star Game on February 20 and can be found at select Canada Goose retail stores and online.