Tokyo’s EMPTY R__M has announced a special pop-up event in New York City, the archival company’s first appearance stateside. As usual, EMPY R__M has brought along an expansive selection of rare and sought-after items from brands like COMME des GARÇONS, NUMBER (N)INE and UNDERCOVER, along with a special appearance from cult Japanese leatherworkers Blackmeans.
Key pieces include a Yohji Yamamoto x Dainese leather jacket, destroyed N(N) cardigans and remade pants, vintage graphic layers from UNDERCOVER and even the multi-pocketed Phenomenon bombers worn by A$AP Rocky. Grails from Raf Simons and Helmut Lang are also promised.
Blackmeans rarely ever allows outsiders into its archive, so this event is particularly special. The punk-obsessed brand is bringing over a variety of its DIY-influenced clothing and accessories, like the brass knuckle-inspired lighter cases, tiny pouches, spiked bracelets and plenty of leather jackets. Along with studded riders and a patchwork vest/pant set, the layering pieces include a suede track jacket, leather jacket-poncho fusion, corset-laced collarless jacket, and kimono-influenced bombers and suede coats.
Check out a selection of the goods above and head to the pop-up when it launches on October 4.
Most recently, EMPTY R__M hit Seoul with an expansive array of exclusive goods.
EMPTY R__M x Blackmeans Archival Pop-Up Shop
New York, NY 10013
October 4 – 8
Asap Rocky wearing a "Phenomenon MA-1" Bomber Jacket? pic.twitter.com/j2OELgwigN
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