Japanese accessories brand Head Porter is known for their practical, well-designed bags, wallets and clothing basics. In this lookbook for the Spring/Summer collection, the pieces are shot to replicate everyday situations. The standpoint items to me are the clear tote bag and the Hawaiian shirt (which is one of the best executions of that style I’ve seen for Spring/Summer). I love the casual presentation through these images, they give the whole lookbook a sense of reliability.
One of the more innovative takes on retail I’ve seen in 2012, Head Porter has opened a ‘Snow Egg’ concept shop/ski cafe. Shaped like an Igloo but filled with clothing and accessories from the Head Porter line the shop will be open until Mar 31, 2013.
Hokkaido Niseko is known for it’s “powder snow” and being one of the best spots in the world to Ski or snowboard. Visitors can enjoy love music and visual experience of the panorama screen under the SNOW EGG dome.
Visit the offical website for more info.
TK featured in J.Crew’s “Hello World” campaign
TK may not be a household name in America but he has silently created an empire in Hong Kong. Founder of the influential Milk magazine , TK has been a key style influencer in the Hong Kong scene and beyond. He is best known for his work with the brand and multimedia establishment Silly Thing. Through his work with Silly Thing, TK has collaborated with industry heavyweights including projects with A Bathing Ape, Undercover, Head Porter, and Bounty Hunter as well as countless other brands , artists, retail outlets and musicians.
What I admire about TK’s style it that he has a stylists eye but with a restraint and respect for the overall aesthetic. He’s been spotted in many different brands and looks but he always brings such a sense of cohesion with each individual outfit. Laying is always a challenging when dressing and TK always makes it look so easy. He knows to add enough to make a look stand out without adding too much to the point where it looks contumely. Ultimately TK has a great eye for design and it’s reflected in his own personal clothes. It’s quite uncommon to find someone who’s got comparably great taste in their work AND their own personal aesthetic and for that reason TK is one of my top style inspirations.