Brand: Needles

Season: SS20

Key Pieces: Needles gives its SS20 selection of pants a wide, vintage-inspired cut. The trousers are delivered in a number of summer-ready colorways, including lilac and teal options, as well as some of its more familiar prints and fabrics.

Editor’s Notes: For its latest collection, currently being exhibited in Paris, Needles has pulled influences from just about everywhere. Of course, Keizo Shimizu's brand is best known for its eccentric, Americana-inflected garments, yet this time, the NEPENTHES golden goose has managed to cast its net even further.

The ever-popular tracksuit returns, but this staple is cast alongside a hugely diverse selection of shirts and pants drawing inspiration not only from the American West, but other corners of the globe.

The '70s inspired silhouettes are a departure from last year's baggy cut pants and oversized shirts. Bootleg, jacquard trousers sit high on the waist, layered with slim fit blazers, and patterned, button-down shirts; more specifically, the collection’s ostentatiously wide-lapeled, baby blue shirt. Injecting its usual palette with Eastern fabrics and African-inspired pattering and colors, Needles SS20 has done well to build on its brand values, and push out into unexplored territories.

Click here to read our interview on the occasion of the NEPENTHES London store opening.

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