Technical clothing remains en vogue, with brands ranging in scale from ACG to Japan’s Whiz Limited keeping the style alive. Another Japanese imprint, MEANWHILE, has toiled in a similar vein to countrymen and wander, blending functional outdoor clothing with Japanese styling that ranges from traditional to modern.
The brand’s Fall/Winter 2017 lookbook emphasized understated creations and the new drop continues that trend. Encompassing a brief range of outerwear and accompanying items, the array recalls the sleek mountain-ready gear of Descente, executed with more emphasis on contemporary designs. Both hooded and collarless earth-tone outerwear feature an array of zipped and buttoned closures, while another jacket offers a built-in vest. Ventile and nylon textiles feature throughout, also seen in a heavily tapered pair of pants. A pair of trek-ready packs round out the range.