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Meet the Napapijri Tribe: Tsar B, Woodie Smalls, Emma Bale and Glints

Napapijri, the Italian lifestyle brand par excellence, hasn’t remained inactive the past decades. From a label known for outdoor gear, it successfully expanded to a partner for both established, upcoming designers and a fashion brand that every millennial wants to wear.

Recently the Napapijri FW18 Tribe was launched, a collection full of urban, nostalgic styles. The label’s iconic jackets, the Rainforest and Skidoo, got a modern makeover and are combined with oversized hoodies, sweatpants and fleece. Outdoors in the mix with a serious touch of streetwear. To honor the launch, we gathered our own crew for a Napapijri gathering: Tsar B, Woodie Smalls, Emma Bale and Glints are starring in the FW18 Tribe Collection.

Tsar B by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.

Napapijri

Napapijri has been steadily evolving since 1987. It started with a unique selection of handcrafted duffle bags, the iconic Bering and Equator, and expanded into premium outerwear first with the pull-over jackets, Skidoo and Rainforest, and only later with the creation of full collections that in time have explored a number of aesthetic angles. The Tribe is the latest addition to the Napapijri family of products. Although it has been developed with the younger generations in mind (read: streetwear inspired), the heritage is still present in the shapes and branding aesthetic.

When we asked the Napapijri spokesperson about their choice to make a genderless collection, he stated the following: “Genderless fashion is only but a part of a wider cultural movement that wants to reconsider the way in which our world relates to inclusivity and freedom of defining one’s own identity. We are happy if our clothes can facilitate that.” As for the inspiration behind the collection, he continued, “We keep a steady eye on ongoing trends and seek to establish new ones in keeping with the fashion industry’s ebbs and flows. The Tribe registers the strong nostalgia that 1990s iconic looks, music and culture had on streetwear during the last couple of years.”

Tsar B by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.

TSAR B

For our Napapijri tribe, we selected four artists who all have a very exciting time ahead. Each in his or her own way. The first one is an all time favorite of ours; Tsar B. Her music is best described as dreamy, sometimes psychedelic, electronic dark R&B pop with loads of Middle-Eastern influences. Tsar B’s singles have accompanied many choreography videos on YouTube, getting millions of views each.

The Belgian singer recently announced a long-awaited debut album called The Games I Played that will be released on the 12th of October. On top of that, she dropped “Brazil“, a single that makes us want to belly dance and shout Dalai Lama quotes at the same time. Tsar B’s favorite piece of the Napapijri Tribe Collection is the yellow body warmer: “I’ll embrace it and it will embrace me the upcoming winter!”

“A tribe, for me, is an ancient word that stands for ultimate connection between a group of people regarding culture and social behavior.
My friends and I, we are a tribe too.”
– Tsar B

 

Tsar B by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.
Woodie Smalls by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.

Woodie Smalls

Just like Tsar B, Woodie Smalls has an upcoming album release. A first single of the new album, which will drop soon, was already released and is called “Never Trust Again“. For the video, the Belgian rapper went to Las Vegas. Which is no surprise as he has a lot of fans in the United States. There’s no exact release date announced for his new album, but we do know that he has two upcoming release shows. One in the AB in Brussels on November 22nd and one in the Melkweg in Amsterdam on December 15th. Something to look forward to.

“Being in a tribe is like hanging with my friends, having fun and vibing to music together.”
– Woodie Smalls

Woodie Smalls by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.
Woodie Smalls by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.
Emma Bale by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.

Emma Bale

Although 19-year-old Emma Bale is the youngest of our Napapijri tribe, many artists would be jealous of her impressive career path so far. She started at the age of 14 and has been performing and evolving ever since. The past year, she has been working on new stuff as well as trying to form an identity and deciding who she wants to be as a singer. Her latest single “Cut Loose” – a pop hit with a very catchy tune – is a first example of what we’re going to see more of in the future. Emma teased an upcoming EP that will probably drop around January of next year. We can’t wait to see what the future is going to bring to this promising artist!

Emma’s favorite pieces of the Napapijri Tribe Collection are the joggings and sweaters. “They are so comfortable, it’s crazy! I’ve been wearing them all the time while working on my new music.”

“A tribe, to me, is a group or community; the people you hang and experience life with. It’s not necessarily family, but rather your friends who teach you stuff about life through experiences.”
– Emma Bale

 

Emma Bale by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.
Emma Bale by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.
Glints by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.

Glints

Last, but certainly not least, is Glints. The Belgian rapper and singer, who also goes by the name Jan, is one of our current favorites and definitely had to be part of our Napapijri Tribe. With his latest single “Bugatti“, he has made a lot of crowds – including us – go apeshit. Glints has been in the studio for the past year, so that can only mean there are great things coming our way. New music is coming very soon and we even heard something about an upcoming album. Finally! Glints is playing a sold-out show in the AB in Brussels on the second of November.

“To me ‘tribe’ means crew. The family you get to pick yourself. It’s the people you share everything with, the good and the bad shit. It’s a group of people who assist each other in building things and offer comfort when shit goes pear-shaped. Within a tribe there’s no room for envy or spite, there’s only love and respect.”
– Glints

Glints by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.
Glints by Victor Pattyn for Enfnts Terribles magazine, in collaboration with Napapijri.

Photography by Victor Pattyn
Creative direction, styling and production by Enfnts Terribles
Hair and makeup by Gladys Ferro
Models: Tsar B, Woodie Smalls, Emma Bale and Glints
Location: OLT Rivierenhof

In collaboration with Napapijri

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