Key Pieces: The lineup of outerwear is solid, specifically the long coats with deconstructed details, coach jackets, puffer jacket, check-patterned anorak and the tactical vests.
Editor’s Notes: Highsnobiety’s Under the Radar series placed the spotlight on Japanese label POLIQUANT in 2017, and now, the brand is back for its fifth season with its FW19 collection dubbed, “AWKWARDNESS.” This particular theme derives from Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek and his philosophy on The Real.
Encompassing a bevy of outerwear, tees, shirts, sweaters, pants and more, the aesthetic showcases relaxed cuts throughout the fits, along with the utilization of a cold earthy color palette that is complemented with vibrant hits of yellow and pink. The collection’s sporty streetwear vibe is also detailed with deconstructed utilitarian flair and more functionality, as the modular travel pack of trench coats are converted into a messenger bag, while the tactical vest can transform into a pillow. In addition, the reversible down jacket is able to transform into a neck pillow as well.
All produced in Japan with the usage of premium textiles, the range also features a capsule collection with burgeoning South African painter, Callan Grecia.
If you like what you see, the collection’s availability begins July at select POLIQUANT stocklists worldwide. Head on over to the brand’s official website now for additional details.