How did it all start?
Our tale is one of great passion and creativity (plus the odd stroke of luck!) that goes back to the spring of '87. That was the year when three young designers pals in Antwerp stumbled upon a happy accident on a loom and discoverd crinkled nylon fabric... and voila, the idea for Kipling was born. Having hit upon a winning formula they wasted no time in creating the affordable, sporty and functional bags and lifestyle essentials that have gone on to become wardrobe favourites for women in 65 countries across the world.
Since 2006, our spirit of playful adventure has led us to collaborate with some of the most exciting young designers around. These fashion-forward special collections have seen us work with fresh global talent including Cathy Pill (Belgium), El Delgado Buil (Spain), Gloria Coelho (Brazil), Girls from Omsk (Belgium) Helena Christensen (Denmark) and Peter Pilotto (UK). Who’ll be next? Keep your eyes peeled!
VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. The company’s largest brands are The North Face®, Vans®, Timberland®, Wrangler®, Lee®and Nautica®.