Indonesia may not be known as a fashion or streetwear hotbed, but there are interesting labels coming out of the region. Dominate Jakarta is one such brand that focuses on a heavy military inspired gear. From rugged BDUS and cargos to more relaxed fitting short sleeve shirting and tees, the label’s current offerings are part of it’s upsetter / marauder collection. You can find more info and shop the collection on the Dominate Jakarta website.
Japanese publication GRIND Magazine regularly features Neighborhood in their editorials and in their latest issue they style pieces from their Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The editorial photographed by Kazuki Nagayama blends together looks from the warm weather collection that really capture the essence of where NBHD is at currently.
New York based GHSTS is making it’s debut this year with their first collection for Fall/Winter 16. While the brand dropped a few select pieces in the past, the line has expanded past t-shirts to a collection with gear for both girls and guys.
The designers Joseph Keefer & Samantha McElrath are based out of LA where the clothing is produced utilizing premium Japanese, Italian, and American fabrics. The A/W 2016 Nothing/Nowhere is inspired by punk and hardcore of the 80s, Ed Ruscha’s irreverent use of typography, the color palettes of Helen Frankenthaler’s moodier pieces, and the ideals of Dieter Rams. All this comes together in a clean collection with subtle detailing that focuses on core pieces – hoodies, crewnecks, tees and bombers. Check the lookbook after the jump and visit their website for more info.
Engineered Garments designer Daiki Suzuki makes clothing that can blend into almost any guy’s wardrobe. The New York based label has had a storied track record of making garments that can compliment the full gamut of menswear styles. Looking ahead to the Fall/Winter 2016 season, layering and utility rule the day. Heavy outerwear and coating is combined with cardigans, plaid shirting and workwear pieces. While items like the long anorak style parka and the distressed leather jacket steal the show, they are compliment by solid staples including wool pants, plaid trousers and even velour pieces.
Summer time is peak Cozy Boyz season and I Love Ugly has put together a collection catering to just that sensibility. The brand is probably best known for it’s comfortable range of joggers (sweatpants) but a new focus is the denim in the collection. Light neutrals and tans are mixed in with patterns like camo and wrinkled fabrics and fuzzy knits. Look for the items available in-store at I Love Ugly stores in LA , Australia and New Zealand or via their online store.
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Shadow Project is home to some of Stone Island’s most progressive designs. The spring/summer 2016 collection will appeal to long-time Stone Island fans as well as guys looking to add a solid technical piece into their current wardrobe . The spring/summer 2016 is laced with an array of color options outside of the usual black, white and grey. Some of my favorite pieces include the Anorak, the cargo pants and the long shirting. Graphic tees and a slip-on sneaker round out the selection.
Check the rest of the collection after the jump and look for it to release online soon.
Uniform Experiment looks to summer with it’s new lookbook featuring key pieces from the collection. Expect well executed streetwear pieces and relaxed styling. Graphical text logos and a range of patterns add visual impact. Watch their SS16 video to see the more of the collection and check the collection after the jump.
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Designer Takahiro Miyashita releases images of his Fall/Winter 2016 collection under his label The Soloist. Once again he turns to rock stars as primary inspiration. Styles are named after the like of John Lennon, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain. The assortment of looks recall moments from past Number (N)ine collections like Noir and A Closed Feeling. The pieces range from the fantastical to practical easy basics. Certain styles were crafted with usability in mind, patches on the legs and seats of jeans were designed for cycling. They were made to protect your seat and your trousers from the chain along with a detached waistband to hang your bike lock on. Certain Jackets are lined with PrimaLoft, a wind- and water-resistant fabric, combined with luxurious bits of cashmere and velvet. It’s good to see that Takahiro is thinking about about more than just making beautiful pieces, he’s making garments that provide function.
Earlier this month, Visvim’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection was previewed in SENSE magazine. Now take a look at the official lookbook from the Japanese label. Shot in a scenic Californian modern home, the collection channels the laid-back west coat vibe of the 1970s. Workwear pieces blend in with easy staples and military jackets. Two of most sought after pieces are the insulated noragi and an overcoat adorned with native American inspired graphics. Look for the items to release on the Visvim site and international retailers like SSENSE and Mr.Porter.
Facetasm is one of the brands that’s constantly pushing men’s styling and production. Each collection varies but one thing that’s certain is that there will be some wild creations by designer Hiromichi Ochiai every year. This time around he was inspired by the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest, and this manifests in the patchwork and embroidery details found on select pieces. Some of the standout pieces from the collection include a heavy distressed washed leather jacket, an all tan workwear look and the striped wool coat above. While Facetasm is still highly elusive outside Japan look for stockists like SSENSE or Farfetch to carry items.