visvim has always produced clothing in a very traditional sense with the perfect amount of contemporary framework – mud-dyed nylon that is later waterproofed, vintage-style leather shoes with vulcanized sneaker soles. Head designer Hiroki Nakamura uses this same ethos when approaching New York Fashion Week. Rather than a runway or even presentation show, the cult Japanese label simply showcases their latest collection, gallery-style. We spent the morning being completely blown away by innovative footwear, Western-style shirting, and a new backpack. Anyone else wondering how they got a vintage hot rod into the space? Us too. See the gallery above.
- Photography:Thomas Welch for Highsnobiety.com