As leaked imagery for FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS’ Nike SB Dunk High continues to roll out, founder Tetsu Nishiyama has revealed plans for more collaborations, this time for his other streetwear stalwart label WTAPS.
Dubbed “NO.813,” WTAPS will be setting up a special pop up at Isetan Shinjuku, which will host collaborations with HUMAN MADE and Herschel Supply Co.. The name of the pop up is a reference to Japan’s country code “+81,” combined with Tokyo’s area code “+03,” a fitting title for a brand whose identity is deeply rooted in the city.
The WTAPS x HUMAN MADE capsule encompasses a range of vintage, utilitarian styles in the form of flight jackets, slub tees, hoodies and a cap. Bold co-branding is etched on the back of the jacket, with an illustration of a bird in the clouds holding a lighting bolt – inspired by old military surplus that are often hand-painted or embroidered with prints on the back. The graphic is repeated over a grey T-shirt and hoodie, as well as a cap, while other monochromatic pieces round up the assemblage.
Another noteworthy release is the wool pilot’s jacket and sleek black utility pants. Thick dark brown fur appears along the collars of the former piece, followed by delicate woolen twill seen throughout the rest of the body. “WTAPS” branding is stamped subtly at the upper right chest, complemented by a large pocket on the left sleeve. Similar to the jacket, the pants have been slightly tapered in at the hem, contrasted against its boxy build above. A small WTAPS logo is printed on the side of the right knee as a finishing touch to the muted piece.
Lastly, WTAPS’ capsule with Herschel Supply Co. spans a suitcase, two-way backpack and small shoulder, making this the second collaboration between the two labels. The pieces have been constructed with lightweight and durable textiles that come in rich olive and camo tones. Each piece is stamped with bold co-branding and offers substantial storage capacity, a nod to both labels’ utilitarian design ethos.
The WTAPS “NO.813” pop up will take place at Isetan Shinjuku from October 16 – 29.
Isetan Shinjuku Men’s Building 1F
3 Chome-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, 160-0022
October 16 – 29