This past April, fledgling Japanese designer Miyamoto Kenta—who is the assistant to Daiki Suzuki of Engineered Garments—founded a new workwear imprint called AïE (Arts in Education). Now, the utilitarian label has unveiled its debut collection for the 2017 fall/winter season. The inaugural range takes inspiration from British and New York subcultures, spanning outerwear, soft goods, and bottoms emblazoned with exotic motifs. Standout items include hooded patchwork jackets, an elongated velour overshirt, an oversized utility vest draped in tonal grey, and frayed trousers boasting leopard and zebra patterns.
Take a look at AïE’s first collection above and look out for an official release in the coming weeks exclusively at NEPENTHES.