Japanese denim masters KAPITAL have unveiled a new lookbook for their patchwork-focused KOUNTRY sublabel, shot by close friend Eric Kvatek. Debuting as part of “KOUNTRY Month,” the lookbook is set in the small city of Nibutani, where the museum of Ainu (indigenous people) Culture is located. “CHIP SANKE,” the name of the lookbook, references an Ainu ceremony held in August wherein villagers place the souls of the departed in handmade boats and send them out to sea.
Plentiful patched goods appear in the lookbook, including washed indigo jeans and a dress, both upgraded with contrasting fabric panels. Although a zippered fleece adds a hint of sportswear to the proceedings, the majority of the items remain workwear-centric, like denim fishing vests, jacquard-print overshirts, cropped sarrouel pants, noragi-inspired shirts and elegantly embroidered trucker jackets. A selection of noragi layers and trucker jackets sport patterns sourced directly from traditional Ainu craft, driving home the blend of heritage with current-day styling.
Most recently, the Japanese label dropped 60/40 iterations of its covetable Kamakura anorak.
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KOUNTRY×AINU(nibutani)PROJECT AINU KIMONO jacket release 9.15‼︎ [9月 KOUNTRY MONTH 先行予約会開催のお知らせ] 9月15日の販売に先立ち、キャピタル直営店舗 4店舗にて8／25(sat)-26(sun)の2日間「KOUNTRY×AINU(nibutani)PROJECT」のデニムアイテムのサンプル展示+先行予約会を行います。 開催店舗 ・キャピタル札幌店(SAPPORO STORE) ・キャピタル名古屋店(NAGOYA STORE) ・キャピタル大阪店(OSAKA STORE) ・キャピタル福岡店(FUKUOKA STORE) 開催日 8/25(sat)〜8/26(sun) #kountry #kountrymonth #ainu #indigenous #indigenousproject #indigo #チプサンケ #chipsanke #二風谷 #kapital