Cult Japanese label NEIGHBORHOOD dropped the lookbook for the second phase of its FW18 collection back in August. The collection was notable for the “THIS MACHINE KILLS RACISTS” slogan that appeared several times over garments and accessories. The line appeared to resonate with contemporary politics, but is actually a modification of “THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS” which was written on American folk singer Woody Guthrie’s guitar in 1941.
Here, we take a closer look at some of the clothing and accessory collaborations within the FW18 drop including fellow Japanese label Porter and chronic collaborators Doctor Martens.
For this season’s footwear, NEIGHBORHOOD hit up footwear brand Doctor Martens for two new iterations of their classic show models. The first is an update to their classic 1460 8-hole lace-up boot, with a forest green elasticated patch at the side, with NBHD on the back, also available in the classic Doc Marten cherry red color with a navy patch at the side.
There is also a pair of low-cut Doc Martens with 3-hole eyelets, “NBD TOKYO” branding on the top and “FILTH” and “FURY” printed on the leather upper with contrast white stitching around the sole, also arriving in cherry red.
NEIGHBORHOOD have tapped Japanese eyewear brand EFFECTOR for a range of sleek sunglasses. The minimalist designs are balanced with a slightly thicker rim around the frame which speak to EFFECTOR’s anachronistic influences from the beatnik culture of the ’60s and old school style icons like Buddy Holly and James Dean.
Old Joe is a Japanese label that specializes in handcrafted garments that use traditional dyeing techniques. The collaboration with NEIGHBORHOOD is one of the most substantial from the FW18 collection. NEIGHBORHOOD x Old Joe offers graphic tees, an incense chamber, and a range of paint-splattered denim grandad shirts, white collared shirts, denim jeans, outerwear, and a “Striking Images” printed jacket.
Porter is a Japanese luggage and accessory company founded in 1962. The label frequently collaborates with other brands such as Wood Wood and more recently, adidas. For the NEIGHBORHOOD FW18 collection, there’s a range of spiked dog collars in black and royal blue (with “this machine kills racists” printed on the side), and black satchels and backpacks with a tonal “FUCK ‘EM” embossed onto the fabric.