Considering Hiroki Nakamura‘s detailed and studious approach to his visvim designs each season, the fact that he views his collections as “dissertations” should be little cause for wonder. The brand’s latest exercise in authenticity and craftsmanship comes by way of Spring/Summer 2013′s “Dissertation on Symbolism and our Prayer flag,” previewed here with two looks from the upcoming collection. Readers can expect more of the garments, fabrics and rustic aesthetic that visvim has favored in seasons past — chinos, chambray noragis, suede jackets and Giza cotton — though this time, it seems that the label’s inspirations have strayed over to a different continent. Ethnic influences this season appear to reference the flags and symbols of several nations, including those of Ghana. Stay tuned for more information on visvim’s Spring/Summer 2013 “Dissertation on Symbolism and our Prayer flag” collection and lookbook as it surfaces.