Today marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing where Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first people to land on the moon. In celebration of this incredible feat, The North Face has come up with a capsule collection.
The United States and the Soviet Union were in the midst of a cold war at the time. The United States' space program was trailing in comparison to that of the Soviets. In order to turn the playing field, Kennedy proposed that it would be necessary to place a man on the moon and get him back alive, within the decade. This statement was made during a joint Congress session in 1961 which became reality 8 years later.
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong 20/07/2019.
These were the first words spoken once the first man on the moon took his first steps. Buzz Aldrin would follow him several moments later. Together they planted the American flag along with a plaque which read: "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot on the moon—July 1969 A.D.—We came in peace for all mankind."
The North Face's Lunar Voyage collection is a representation of man's relation to the moon. Coming with a collection featuring hints of space exploration with items such as the white Nuptse Puffer Jacket, the black and white Mountain Q jacket and the Denali Fleece in black and white. The complete collection also features space inspired sneakers and complementary accessories.