The imminent Fall/Winter 2014 season sees a slew of menswear brands showcasing their upcoming collections. SOPHNET.’s collection sees a range of smart, tailored pieces, from wool suiting and easy pants to double-faced stoles and hard-bottom shoes, all carrying the Japanese label’s simple color blocking. The offerings’ regularly occurring star motif gives the collection a distinctly American feel, and having already collaborated with Mickey Mouse and worked with Nike on the F.C.Real Bristol project, SOPHNET. are never shy when it comes to proudly shouting their love of all things USA. Collections from fellow brands like EOTOTO and nonnative, meanwhile, have shown how deftly Japanese labels can co-opt American icons and style without compromising their own identity.
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