With the “visvim ARCHIVES,” Tokyo’s Isetan Shinjuku department store presents an exhibition celebrating visvim’s 15th anniversary. The exhibition features selected from visvim items past collections curated by designer Hiroki Nakamura. Taking place in the seventh-floor art gallery of the Japanese store the exhibition also features a coffee stand manned by Nakamura’s little cloud coffee. Open until April 11 only 100 visitors will be accommodated at a time, so if you are in the Tokyo area make sure to pay this special event a visit.
Haven´s buyer team is giving us a glimpse into visvim’s FW16 showroom during their latest trip to Paris for Mens Fashion Week. Highlights included classic visvim mountaineering and western influences with naturally dyed nylon jackets as well as various renditions of traditional Japanese style Doterra’s and Sanjuro’s utilized in traditional western textiles such as Harris Tweed to create an odd, albeit appealing juxtaposition.
As a true advocate of his penchant for the Americana and Western-inspired style, Hiroki Nakamura continues to showcase visvim´s high-quality pieces for the upcoming warmer days. The Japanese designer presents a full range of diverse and colorful pieces combining Americana, workwear, and traditional Japanese silhouettes.
I really love checking out the blogs from some of my favorite retailers especially when its order season and some of these buyers are taking the time to document their impression when abroad. And when the guys from Carson Street Clothiers are on the road you can expect some nice shots, giving us an insight on the showrooms of some great brands. Visiting Visvim’s Marais headquarters is one of those highlights. With a carefully thought out and well-curated showroom the Japanese designer Hiroki Nakamura presents his collections consisting of traditional Japanese garments with a vintage Americana inspired influence. For such an interesting array of garments, it should come as no surprise that the showroom housing such pieces is equally intriguing. The space features exposed brick, sandblasted walls, clean white display tables and centuries-old wood beams. Natural light pours in from skylights built into the roof.
Once again Visvim´s founder and curator Hiroki Nakamura hits the road with his F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer. For the first time the pop-up store “The Traveling Trailer ” showcased a rare selection of vintage products from Visvim in the United States. A great chance for passerby to see and purchase vintage indigo fabrics, accessories, outdoor wear, footwear and other highly anticipate goods from Visvim´s range. With a vintage Woodie station wagon and his tin trailer Hiroki Nakamura stopped by at DOVER STREET MARKET NEW YORK. Check out these nice shots from the pop-up store and visit Visvim for more information about the "Traveling Trailer ”.
Finally, the wait is over and THE NEW ORDER releases their latest issue vol.11. This time, two iconic fashion enthusiasts will be featured on the cover.