Japanese brand White Mountaineering is said to be as technically strong as Visvim, and as fashion forward as Comme des Garçons. For Spring-Summer 2012, we see the man as the traveler through the desert, which is a change of landscape from its current Autumn-Winter 2011 collection in which the man braves the frosty wilderness. We don’t know this man, but we sense he is multifaceted; he’s a Bohemian punk rocker who absorbs a little bit of something from wherever he travels. Tribal motifs, Western shirt shoulder paneling, tattoo prints and patchwork denim provide a bit of rough, weathered and storied look that the collection conveys for the man who has a journey yet to take. Designer Yosuke Aizawa found a way to tastefully integrate denim into this collection’s DNA. And you thought White Mountaineering was just for hiking.
Images via Trend Crib. Video via High Snobiety.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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