The Ultimate Canadian Collab to Covet: ShopNK x Roots

Through a partnership with one of Canada’s most iconic homegrown brands, this ShopNK x Roots three-piece collection was designed through an androgynous lens with ultra-luxe fabrications at the forefront. Founded by the quintessential entrepreneurs Michael Budman and Don Green in 1973, the Roots brand has come to exemplify its home country with an audacious—and universally beloved—approach to style, solidifying its sentiment here and around the globe. After getting inspired at Roots’ Toronto-based leather factory, a place that’s teeming with history and the skilled artisans who’ve brought its storied brand ethos to life, NK sourced archival pieces and re-designed them to embrace modern updates with unisex appeal.

The highly wearable, made-in-Canada collection includes an unlined, snap-buttoned leather shirt-jacket fabricated from fluid, Italian leather that acts as a versatile fashion piece with true ease; a vintage Roots backpack reimagined with leather accents in a monochromatic camo print; and a polished, oversized pouch with an adjustable leather strap.

There’s a timeless quality to this leather capsule: its design-forward simplicity crosses gender lines and explores our idea of what style means in the modern era.