White Mountaineering, the Japanese brand renowned for outdoors-inspired clothing designed with precision, have taken their brand name quite literally for Autumn/Winter ’18. Borrowing aspects from a mountain climbers kit, such as the ropes in many of the models hands, and assembling them with muted checks, duffle coats and Fair Isle jumpers creates a warm Scandinavian aesthetic missing from the menswear market in recent years.
The use of various fabrics for both functionality and fashion creates outfits of assorted textures, keeping each look as fascinating as the last. An initial neutral palette is uplifted with extravagant patterns and splashes of brighter pigments, working with utilitarian pocket trousers and carabiner accessorised belts, all incorporating the singular theme.
Concocting a collection compiled of mustard jackets, Ushanka fur hats and magenta trouser straps, Yosuke Aizawa is able to take White Mountaineering to new heights with newfangled ideas.