October 30th, 2014
Originally launching with a footwear line in 2000, VISVIM head-honcho Hiroki Nakamura has continued to expand the brand by offering a expertly executed apparel, accessories and lifestyle items, all of which are a vehicle for sophisticated design and unparalleled levels of functionality.
Technical materials such as GORE-TEX sit seamlessly in amongst the roster of fabrics in Nakamura’s innovative new designs that are built to last while remaining true to their roots in traditional craftsmanship. In this interview with Hypebeast, the Japanese-designer explores the fabric’s potential when infused with the natural indigo dyes both visvim and F.I.L. are known for, as well as chatting about VISVIM and his relationship with clothing in general.
Head over to Hypebeast for the full article or take a look at our latest range from VISVIM.
The second drop from the VISVIM A/W’14 collection is due online next week, for more information please email us at [email protected].
Images courtesy of Hypebeast.
October 30th, 2014
The latest drop from Japanese-imprint WTAPS has arrived at END. and, as you’d expect, the collection does not disappoint with its infectious mix of reappropriated military and Americana styles.
Now in its 29th season the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, dubbed ‘Youthful Dayz’, faithfully abides by their ever-present motto of ‘Placing things where they should be’, with each piece rarely straying away from their source of inspiration.
This is not to say that designer Tetsu Nishiyama has not stamped his marque across the collection, infact each piece is undoubtedly WTAPS whether it be the military flight jacket informed design of the MA-1 Jacket with authentic safety lining offset by classic branded decals or the rugged Americana-inspired shirting range, such as the Union 01 Shirt, which would look as in place in Rockies as it would in Regents Park.
The highlight and the backbone of the collection is undoubtedly the extensive range of tees and jersey that are constructed to Nishiyama’s exacting standards. Collection staples such as the Heraldry, Crossbones and Desert Storm tees are complemented by jersey pieces such the Hellweek and Design 01 efforts.
The November 2014 drop is rounded off with a plethora of precisely executed accessories such as heavy gauge socks, classic backpacks, intricate wallets, Scottish Yarn-constructed beanies and a collaborative effort with premier cap manufacturer Ebbets Field Flannels.
October 29th, 2014
Initially taking inspiration from a whole host of European cities, the adidas City Series is arguably one of the best loved sneaker collections ever created and following on from the reissue of the classic Bern OG it is not the turn of the multi-purpose Rouge OG.
Originally designed in the 1980′s, this classic sneaker is faithfully given a 1:1 reissue and feature bovine suede uppers in red with premium leather blue accents. The Rouge OG is finished with timeless details such as the stick gum sole unit, trefoil branded heel tab and gold foil blocking call out to the side panel.
Name: adidas Rouge OG
Colour: Rouge Red/Royal Blue/Gum
Style Code: B35143
Launch Date: 1st November 2014 via our adidas City Series Page.
October 29th, 2014
The latest video short by U.S. brand Filson depicts the labour of love that goes into their manufacturing process. Unwilling to eschew their ways to the demands of cheaper production or highly volume, the outerwear label have stuck to their guns, all of which is explained in ‘A Story of Stubbornness’.
With a history spanning well over 100 years, not much has changed to Filson’s approach. An approach that could easily be deemed ‘thickheaded’, offering a lifetime guarantee on their products and using materials that take a year or two to wear in so they take forever to wear out.
A brand proud of their heritage and ‘Made in the USA’ tag, Filson’s two facilities are located a short distance apart to allow them to keep an ever-watchful eye on quality, giving the capacity to manufacture even more of our products in the United States.
October 28th, 2014
Representing the deep cuts from what has been yet another incredible season from Our Legacy, their full AW14 ‘Splash’ capsule is available online now.
Reinterpreting motifs and silhouettes from their most reason collection, for ‘Splash’ the Swedish brand have taken the ideas and inspirations behind their AW14 offerings to the Nth degree.
A brand that have never shied away from experimental fabrics, ‘Splash’ allows them to run wild, applying metallic finishes to classic outdoor apparel, highly textured fabrics for shirting and dense new weaves for classic jersey pieces.
A comprehensive capsule of OL designs, Splash is full over strong shirting pieces, relaxed jersey designs and substantial outerwear, all executed in with signature idiosyncrasies and reliably impressive detailing.
The headline piece of the capsule, the Splash Blizzard Parka takes on a staple silhouette and then successfully brings it to a whole new level thanks to a 100% resin coated cotton sourced from Belgian, finished off with a full quilted lining.
Available online now, head to the Our Legacy section to explore their latest ‘Splash’ capsule.
October 28th, 2014
Worn by tennis royalty Boris Becker in his breakthrough year, sportswear brand PUMA have reissued the classic Boris Becker OG in a nod to the German’s first Wimbledon championship in 1985.
Bringing the silhouette into the 21st century with a modified shape and superior construction, PUMA have kept to the OG spec with premium white leather construction and complementary branded midsole finished off with the eye-catching red formstripe and call out to the side panel.
Becker’s signature style is finished with a padded collar, tonal lacing and speed cat heel tab branding.
Name: PUMA Boris Becker OG
Colour: Whisper White/Red
Style Code: PU357768-01
Launch Date: 31st October 2014
For further details, please email [email protected].