MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style has collaborated with revered Japanese brand, VISVIM launching an exclusive 29 piece collection this month.
Inspired by the outdoors, California National Parks and the legendary history and counter-culture style of the Yosemite Valley Camp 4 rock climbers of the late 1950s and 60s. Designer Hiroki Nakamura, whose designs are influenced by global travel, in particular classic Americana and Native American references, has recently made California his home. The collection both pays tribute to his perspective of the great outdoors in his new home state and the majestic spirit of the outdoorsmen from the 1950s and 60s.
Translated into 25 signature VISVIM ready to wear pieces, 1 bag and 3 pairs of footwear, the collection features standout pieces such as the Social Sculpture 01 Slim Damaged-18 distressed denim jean with custom hand finished details; the SS 101 JKT Damaged (N.D. Border) distressed denim jacket, yoke paneled with a softly spun uneven gara-bou yarn woven and natural dyed into a blanket fabric; a navy Dugout Shirt made from a custom moleskin with a letter V appliqué on the chest; a light blue Uneven-Dye Selmer Long Cardigan with a California bear on the back; a SS Border Tunic P.O. shirt with pre 1980s vintage American bandana details; a blue Kodiak Down Jacket, and olive Yukata Down Coat both filled with a lightweight Polish Goose Down fill and a patchwork Insulator Down Vest made from a series of custom developed fabrics, reminiscent of old sleeping bags.
Key accessories include a brown Suede-Trimmed Cordura 20L Backpack, navy Christo sandals and brown leather Serra boots.
“We have always appreciated the support MR PORTER has given to VISVIM and this capsule collection was a great opportunity for all of us to further explore the possibilities of our partnership. I hope everybody enjoys the product from this collaboration.”
Hiroki Nakamura, Designer and Founder, VISVIM