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Having opened its first flagship store, functional outdoor brand And Wander drops it’s Fall/Winter 2017 Lookbook. This is one of those labels that stays under the radar of audiences outside Japan. With two former Issey Miyake design team members Keita Ikeuchi and Mihoko Mori leading the label, the brand pairs technical know-how with great styling

While it is a bit difficult to get the clothes outside Japan, SSENSE and Blue Button Shop are North American stockists.

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And Wander is the type of brand that could only exist in Japan. It’s a niche enthusiast hiking and outdoor label that makes specialized gear for that purpose. That being said the utilitarian design doesn’t take away from the fact that And Wander really finesses and stylizes each piece.   Notable items include the tech-shells and a wild waterproof cape that you can see in the looks below. If you’re looking for stylish performance gear that can blend in with the clothes you already have , And Wander FW16 should serve you well.

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I have long enjoyed the look of outdoor brands like Patagonia, but find it a bit hard to incorporate some of their utilitarian pieces into a daily wardrobe. And Wander is amongst a new wave of Japanese brands that aims to create garments that will weather the elements on a camping or hiking trip while fitting gracefully into a fashionable wardrobe. The spring/summer collection continues the minimal, clean design found in past seasons.

As per usual the styling is excellent . The gear itself is able to incorporate lots of useful features while still keeping a great fit that should work well with your existing clothes. The only downside is that distribution still seems quite limited outside of the brands native Japan so you may need to hit your proxy.

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