VAINL ARCHIVE | FW16 Lookbook


Despite involvement in many high profile collaborations and even having recently celebrated its 8th year, Tokyo's VAINL ARCHIVE rarely sees exposure outside of Asia. Headed by industry veteran Kouhei Ohkita of MADE IN WORLD & STALL, the casual mens label displays a discerning yet youthful approach to classic American silhouettes with effortless styling. Shot by Jiro Konami, this FW16 campaign showcases retro inspired looks accentuated by lo-fi film photography in an ambiguous setting. Stand outs from this range are easily the checkered long coat, tonal black shearling bomber and velour pieces. Currently the bulk of their stockists remain within Japan, but hopefully a few European and North American retailers pick up on this sleeper brand in the near future.