Precursing the success that wings+horns has achieved today, parent company CYC had been supplying fabrics to Supreme, Alife and others for numerous seasons. Playing to their strengths, CYC helped Canadian fleece products make their way into various collections and international markets, before further demonstrating the company’s caliber via dual house labels; Reigning Champ and of course wings+horns. Fast-forward to today, the execution of wings’ militaristic Japanese-inspired collections that many of us know and love can be attributed to designer Davidson Manaloto, who recently allowed us to take a peek at his daily Essentials. Davidson spends the bulk of his time in between New York and Vancouver while possessing a fondness for cycling and climbing – two activities that plausibly influence the pragmatically utilitarian direction of the garb he creates. Sensible inclusions such as a Tanner Leather Goods belt and vintage Levi’s jacket seem to agree with several fashion-minded pieces including a Dior Homme cardholder and CDG wallet. Cleverly included is a nod to his employer hidden in the face of a Rubik’s cube, while Manaloto also shouts out the work of local graphic and tattoo artist Dan Climan.
- Blake Ponto
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