Melding time-honoured classics with a cutting edge design ethos, revered Japanese label nanamica have arrived for the Autumn/Winter season with a masterful blend of technical outerwear, cozy jersey piece and robust, travel-ready luggage.
Once again, housing the collection under the monicker of ‘One Ocean, All Lands’, a favourable nod to the functionality and durability of his highly crafted pieces, nanamica’s esteemed founder, Eiichiro Homma, utilises a slew of technical fabrics and new-age production technique on some of menswear’s most recognisable silhouettes in a collection that shows a maturing side to the brand.
Staples remain the backbone of each and every nanamica collection. The Gore-Tex Cruiser Jacket is perhaps the most recognisable and definitive nanamica design, evolving season after season into what is surely the perfect mountain parka with its 3-ply Gore-Tex construction. Likewise, the range of Soutien Collar pieces are definitively nanamica, with Gore-Tex construction and utilitarian design at its very heart.
However, a brand who relies so heavily upon innovative design can’t rely upon the past and the need to expand is seemingly a pressing issue for Homma. Autumn/Winter 2015 sees a selection of new pieces arrive which develop upon the brand’s unwavering design ethos by updating classic silhouettes to accommodate the present.
The Gore-Tex Chesterfield Coat is cut from a wool blend with a Gore-Tex membrane, finished with branded buttons, taped seams and a plethora of classic touches such as the notch lapel and breast pocket. Similarly, a Pea Coat and Duffle Coat constructed from element-battling WINDSTOPPER fabric is informed by signature details that marry past, present and future.
As ever, the collection is bookended by wardrobe friendly essentials ranging from functional knitwear to accessible jersey pieces to military-inspired legwear and a considered collection of luggage all kitted out with heavy duty Cordura fabric make each bag as robust as their apparel counterparts.
Look for the nanamica AW15 collection online now at EndClothing.com.