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Seattle-born brand Maiden Noir‘s 2012 fall/winter collection, titled “Rise of the Seventh,” will be released through a traveling exhibit that showcases the entire collection alongside special collaboration projects. In commemoration of their upcoming seventh anniversary, Maiden Noir have worked with seven different brands including Challenger, NEXUSVII, New Era Japan, Yoshida & Co. / Porter, Stussy Deluxe, Skookum and Timberland. Maintaining designer Nin Truong’s tendency to draw inspiration from mythology, this collection is most likely inspired by the story of the world of the “Seventh Son.” The collection maintains the brand’s aesthetic desire to pay tribute to a heritage of vintage menswear silhouettes, which is achieved by paying a high level of attention to detail. Pieces such as the leather-sleeved flight jacket, olive military shirt jacket, and a military backpack demonstrate strong vintage military inspirations, echoing the theme of power that is found in the folklore tale. These reinterpreted military items as well as others from the collection will be available at five specific locations designated for a limited time as a pop-up store. Beginning at Japan’s Stussy Harajuku branch, each store will offer different in-store only releases although a selected portion of the collection will also be available throughout the entire season at Maiden Noir’s stockists around the world.
Maiden Noir “Rise of the Seventh” Pop-up Store
Tokyo: 9/15 ~ 9/30 at Stussy Harajuku Chapt
New York: 10/5 ~ 10/14 at Stussy NYC
Toronto: 10/19 ~ 11/4 at HAVEN
Los Angeles: 11/2 ~ 11/24 at OUR FAVORITE SHOP / OFS
Seattle: 11/16 ~ 12/2 at TOTOKELO