Canada Goose unites unparalleled Canadian performance, London-based luxury design, and classic Western Americana in the unique Canada Goose x Rokh x Matt McCormick Collection – the first of the brand’s exciting collaborations for Fall-Winter 2023.
The unique partnership fuses high fashion with high function in a seven-piece collection including outerwear, knitwear and accessories. The capsule capitalises on the silhouettes and clean lines from Rokh’s “Office Essentials” collection, adorned with McCormick’s iconic chromatic landscapes, and heroes of the wild west.
Founded by designer Rok Hwang, who was born in Seoul, raised in Austin, TX and lives in London, Rokh is known for its elegant and timeless, yet conceptual and subverted collections. The luxury womenswear label mixes creative elements, effortless attitude, artisan craftsmanship and intentional “imperfections” to create new iterations of wardrobe staples.
Multidisciplinary American artist Matt McCormick’s oeuvre assimilates diverse cultural influences culled from the high and lows of American life. His artistic interpretation of nostalgic freedom of Western Americana is central to his body of work and is showcased through each piece of the collection.
Founded in 1957 in a small warehouse in Toronto, Canada, Canada Goose (NYSE:GOOS, TSX:GOOS) is a lifestyle brand and a leading manufacturer of performance luxury apparel. Every collection is informed by the rugged demands of the Arctic, ensuring a legacy of functionality is embedded in every product from parkas and rainwear to apparel and accessories. Canada Goose is inspired by relentless innovation and uncompromised craftsmanship, recognized as a leader for its Made in Canada commitment. In 2020, Canada Goose announced HUMANATURE, its purpose platform that unites its sustainability and values-based initiatives, reinforcing its commitment to keep the planet cold and the people on it warm. Canada Goose also owns Baffin, a Canadian designer and manufacturer of performance outdoor and industrial footwear.
Rokh, London based fashion house, was founded by designer Rok Hwang. He was born in Seoul raised in Austin and moved to London and showing in Paris. Before establishing his own aesthetic in 2017; Rok graduated from BA and MA in Central Saint Martins, soon after success of his award-winning MA collection, Rok became R-T-W designer from the eminent fashion house, Celine under head of house Phoebe Philo. Followed by Chloe and Louis Vuitton.
In 2018, Rokh was special prize winner of prestige LVMH award 2018 edition and soon after Rokh debut his first show by opening Paris fashion week in 2019. Also Rokh was selected for BoF 500 for the people shaping the global fashion. Rokh is conceptual art form with documenting development process of each garments. Mixing creative elements with effortless attitude for women's wardrobe.
Custom creation on each individual style and items with focus on artisan craft and developments. Giving unique touch and reconstruction on every elements of creation.
Matt McCormick (b. 1987) is a multidisciplinary artist, whose artwork assimilates a diversity of cultural influences culled from the highs and lows of American life into an artistic vision that is as unique and dynamic as the topography itself. Within McCormick’s body of work, seemingly incompatible elements cohabitate with ease—reflecting the conflicting histories of the “land of the free”. Here, as in his paintings, drawings, and other media, nostalgia for a fabled past abuts the realities of the “American dream” that confront him daily in Los Angeles and New York, where his studios are located. The artist embraces these gritty aspects as equally formative to the Land of Liberty as the homestead towns, gold rush bonanzas and 1950s Hollywood glamour that captivate our popular imagination. His works ruminate on the striking contrast between the physical inheritance of the Wild West, populated with dejected and disposable objects, and the vibrant cultural legacy that remains as alive today as ever before. McCormick’s art embodies the “true“ spirit of America, but also the human condition, replete with renegades, risk takers and outlaws.
McCormick lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Miami, London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Aspen, and San Francisco.