Lil Yachty in a piece from the capsule collection.
Nautica continues to mine its nautical roots, and will introduce a limited-edition Nineties-inspired capsule with Urban Outfitters for holiday. The seven-piece collection, Nautica + Urban Outfitters Capsule Collection, is based on the brand’s signature sailing aesthetic and will be available in Urban stores globally beginning in mid-November.To promote the line, Nautica has tapped rapper Lil Yachty, who will make an appearance for the brand at the ComplexCon festival in Long Beach, Calif., on Nov. 6 and host an in-store event at Urban Outfitters’ Space Ninety 8 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Nov. 17. Lil Yachty is also featured in the new campaign shot by Daniel Shea.The capsule consists of a long-sleeve T-shirt, a short-sleeve T, a pullover hoodie, a track jacket, track pants, sweatpants and a hat, each prominently featuring the Nautica logo. Colors include all-over teal with pops of neon orange mixed with blue and black colorblocking. Retail prices range from $35 to $99.Karen Murray, president of Nautica, said the collection "is a great way for us to showcase our heritage in a way that is relevant and current, while tapping into a very prominent vintage trend.”The merchandise will be available first at the Nautica + UO booth at ComplexCon before hitting stores on Nov. 14. It will also be available on the retailer’s web site and select Urban Outfitters stores globally.The Brooklyn event will feature a DJ who is a member of Yachty’s Sailing Team. Yachty is a longtime fan of Nautica and has often been photographed wearing vintage pieces from the apparel brand.Nautica, a division of VF Corp., was founded in 1983.
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