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MKI BLACK is the name of a new range of premium outerwear from MKI Miyuki-Zoku Store in Leeds. Founded by creative director Vik Tailor in 2010, the retailer is a hub for the conscious fashion consumer, with a focus on in-house, affordably-priced label MKI and a host of international names like COMME des GARCONS and Saint James. Despite its English location however, the origins of MKI Miyuki-Zoku Store are found in Miyuki-Zoku, a tribe of Japanese youth who were the first to adopt the Ivy Style look in 1964. This reverence for an appropriated classic aesthetic is also evident in MKI BLACK, a five-piece capsule collection constructed with quality materials at reasonable prices. The collection consists of biker jackets, pea coats and varsity styles, each featuring premium cow nappa leather, 24oz melton wool, high-grade metal work and solid craftsmanship. Designer-grade products at modest prices, MKI BLACK’s 2012 fall/winter pieces available now online.
Photography: Ian Kenneth Bird