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This year there were a lot of high profile collaborations, and a lot of lackluster ones. On my end I feel something that isn’t done nearly as much as it should be is capsule collections. To me it is more in-depth then just a single item collaboration, though one could make the argument that two parties on one item can focus all their creative intentions more. A capsule collection is essentially a collaboration, but its letting the personalities of all parties involved breathe more.

Ending the year on a solid note and in light of their recent 5th Anniversary, Commonwealth is set to release a small capsule collection with Seattle based label Maiden Noir. Renowned for their impeccable attention to detailing, Maiden Noir has garnered a loyal following since their first season introduction. It is at no surprise that the same amount of thought and execution has been given to this collaboration with Commonwealth.

Consisting of three jackets, a long sleeve button-up shirt and a wool cashmere beanie – the Commonwealth & Maiden Noir collection blends Japanese cotton fabrics, italian zippers, laser etched leather labels and construction of the highest standards. Each piece is limited to a dozen per style. In addition, Commonwealth and Maiden Noir labeled garment bags were produced to accompany the jackets.

The Commonwealth & Maiden Noir collection is slated to release Saturday, December 26th at their Norfolk, Virginia and Washington, D.C. locations, as well as, the Cmonwealth.com online shop. In the meantime, check out the collections look book shot on the Chesapeake Bay by Jason Rodman.

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