Haversack is the creation of Japanese designer Koji Norihide and was founded in Japan in 1998. Haversack is readily available in Japan, and has a flagship store in Tokyo but is currently only stocked in a handful of places in Europe.
The name Haversack is taken from the bag used by the American army made of linen and wool as a substitute for leather. It was recognized for its strength and durability. The concept of the label is to be a contemporary collection which
places great emphasis on detail that always works back to the military themes at its heart.
The main Haversack collection is based on old patterns and blocks of hunting, shooting and military uniforms whilst Haversack General Garments are pieces heavily inspired by French workwear and nautical uniforms of the 30s and 40s.
Finally, new for this season is the Haversack Attire collection. With a more directional feel, these pieces are recognizable for their clean silhouette and hand finish.
Online the collection is now exclusively available from Oki-Ni.
Detailed images of the Haversack Spring/Summer 2009 Collection follow after the jump.