George Nakashima is a woodworker who has studied at the University of Washington and MIT and has traveled the world. When returning to the US, war broke out and forced him and his family into the Japanese concentration camps. But none the less he and a detainee started to make furniture from scrap wood and old army cots. Cereal Magazine came to visit the woodworker on his Pennsylvania farm, giving us a glimpse at his beautiful estate and work.
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.
The Hill-Side teases us with their Spring/Summer ´16 Lookbook offering a glimpse at their latest drop which is now up for sale online and in stores. The line is full of summer-ready pieces and accessories inspired by traditional Japanese tailoring paired with military influences. A major part in the collection plays Indigo and chambray matched with classic patterns like wide stripes, floral prints, and checkers on various pieces like shirts, coach jackets, shorts, vests, and headwear. Alongside their garms and footwear, the brand offers a wide range of accessories including pins, bandanas, pocket squares, neckties, headwear, scarves and socks to round up a cohesive collection for the warmer Summer days ahead. You can now shop The Hill-Sides Spring/Summer ´16 online and in-store.
Each season, the Tokyo-based brand Beams Plus blends a multitude of references ranging from classic Americana to Military-inspired garb with their world-renowned Japanese craftsmanship to produce an offering of staple pieces, infused with subtle nods to military and workwear apparel.
Japanese outdoor label Snow Peak presents their latest lookbook for spring/summer 2016, effortlessly blending functional outdoor wear with late back home essentials. The lookbook gives us a glimpse into the daily routines of New Yorker and Tokyo citizens, which essentially describes the brands effort to merge their outdoor range with urban streetwear. The collection features utilitarian workwear pieces, waxed fabrics and transitional camo prints. Watch out for Snow Peak’s SS16 collection dropping soon online and at selected retailers.
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.