KAPITAL Fall/Winter 2017 Lookbook

KAPITAL unveils a massive new lookbook to highlight their upcoming Fall/Winter collection. The Fall/Winter collection takes inspiration from mountaineering and European alpine culture. KAPITAL adapts this inspiration in its own singular way by incorporating elements of traditional Japanese clothing and American work and western wear. My favourite pieces of the collection have to be the re-worked mountain parkas and the multi-coloured 1970's ski jacket meets kimono. View the entire set of looks at KAPITAL.

For more on KAPITAL read our interview with designer Kiro Hirata.

Product Focus | Hender Scheme Leather Jacket Natural

Patina tells a tale, every imperfection, every crease is part of the story. Natural and untanned, this Hender Scheme jacket features an immaculate combination of deerhide, horsehide, and cowhide. The rough wearing double riders is strikingly contrasted by a delicate finish, imploring touch and wear. Created with age old craftsmanship techniques passed down from generations, a piece like this was created to endure whatever ravages time and use impose on it.

DELUXE "Charlie" Spot Items

DELUXE has been creating some interesting and unexpected collaborations recently, last season with seminal publication LIFE and this time with comedic pioneer Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin. Memorialized in four T-shirt designs; portraits, signature, and a scene from the movie "Shoulder Arms" are printed along with the late great's year of birth and death. Alternatively a profound quote by Chaplin - "a day without laughter is a day wasted" is featured on a tote available in a trio of colours. Available now at Bridge

Junya Watanabe MAN SS18 | Paris Runway

Junya Watanabe's SS18 collection displays a cohesive blend of workwear and outdoor influences coupled with impeccable tailoring and his signature use of patchwork and mixed material manipulation. Continuing his collaborative relationships with Carhartt WIP, Levi's® and The North Face, Watanabe's infused sensibilities challenge the way heritage labels are considered in today's fashion / apparel landscape. View the full collection below at Vogue. 

Source: Vogue

ALLEGE × BEST PACKING STORE ”Band Collar Aloha Shirt”

I have been a fan of the Aloha shirt for a few years now, an embodiment of the laid back "hang loose" Hawaiian spirit and acceptable as semi-formal attire locally. With the recent ubiquity of wide spread collar shirts many brands have also been creating some interesting Aloha shirts. The most recent one that caught my attention is the ALLEGE x BEST PACKING STORE "Band Collar Aloha Shirt", as the name suggests the shirt opts for a low profile band collar over the traditional spread execution. Featuring a finely detailed leaf motif on 100% Rayon, additional contemporary updates include a drawstring hem. The shirt will be available at BEST PACKING STORE starting June 24th. 


AIGA Eye on Design | Studio Visit with Geoff McFetridge

AIGA Eye on Design recently paid artist and designer Geoff McFetridge a visit at his studio in Atwater Village in Los Angeles. Having worked in the neighbourhood since art-directing Grand Royale magazine, McFetridge currently runs a one-man operation in a two-story structure perfect for large-scale installations, silkscreen production, painting and storyboarding animation. During the visit, McFetridge opens up about how grad school at CalArts has shaped his practice, his experience working with Spike Jonze for the film Her, and how he separates and works in his massive studio space. Check out the full feature on Eye on Design.

visvim® Cotton Blend Corduroy Jacket

This visvim jacket emphasizes the intersectional sensibilities of the label to me; traditional workwear and Americana Inspirations with a high-tech, high-quality design element. The grey corduroy exterior is a cotton, polyester and hemp blend, and the jacket is lined with a soft and aged flannel lining.  It's almost impossible to palpably detect the quality and complexity of a fabric through e-comm photos, but this jacket is a beautiful example of how visvim's garments are often exempt from that rule.  A contemporary take on a classic blouson silhouette that still retains traditional and workwear elements in its DNA, this jacket is built to enrich itself with repeated wears. While the jacket would most definitely wear well with anything else in the visvim range, it lends itself enough versatility to be properly suited in complementing any subdued yet sophisticated wardrobe. I'd wear this with some High-Water trousers and some light sneakers for a perfect breezy summer night look. Find it now through select visvim stockist, including Mr. Porter. 

"Graphic Design in Japan" Exhibition Arrives at Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

Released annually since the early '80s, the Graphic Design in Japan manual collects the best of the country's design output from the preceding 12 months. Compiled by the Japan Graphic Designers Association, an exhibition to accompany the release of the 2017 edition finds its way to Tokyo Midtown Design Hub in Roppongi. Featuring over 300 pieces including packaging, posters, logos and spatial graphics, the show highlights the best of Japan's diverse and forward-thinking design community.

Graphic Design in Japan, Tokyo Midtown Design Hub until 6 August 2017

nonnative Master Pullover Shirt

nonnative treats us this season to a summer range that is littered with cotton. The Master Pullover Shirt in particular stands out as a piece with endless options. Dress it up, tone it down, this overdyed shirt makes everything work. The grandad collar adds a clean line to the almost shapeless top, while the button down side gussets provide subtle elegance. With its ¾ length sleeves and half button placket, this shirt beckons to warm evenings and weekend pursuits. Find it now in "deep sea" and "charcoal" at HAVEN.

Paul Pfeiffer at Thomas Dane Gallery

Long before we learned to Boomerang on Instagram, American artist Paul Pfeiffer has been manipulating and looping video clips since the early 2000s. Known for the videos The Long Count (Rumble in the Jungle) and Fragments of a Crucifixion (after Francis Bacon), Pfeiffer carefully edits found sports footage — often from NBA games and boxing matches —to reveal the disturbing desires underlying sports spectatorship and our consumption of mass entertainment. Pfeiffer’s latest exhibition at London’s Thomas Dane Gallery runs until 15 July 2017 and features earlier pioneering works, as well as recent additions to the ongoing series Caryatids and Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. By drawing our focus to the cult of the arena, the exhibit unpacks the interplay of race, gender, celebrity and religion within professional sports. Check out Thomas Dane Gallery for more information.


Paul Pfeiffer at Thomas Dane Gallery
7 June — 15 July 2017
11 Duke Street St. James’s
London, UK