The Japanese branch of British outdoors stalwart Karrimor has been serving up well-styled lookbooks for several years, and Spring/Summer 2019 maintains the high standards put forth by past releases. A selection of heritage-inspired lifestyle looks is meshed with function-focused trek stylings, running the gamut of Karrimor’s in-house offerings.
Though the collection strays from the level of innovation provided by Junya Watanabe’s latest Karrimor collaboration, it does deliver a covetable array of outerwear and wardrobe essentials styled alongside well-chosen footwear, like VAINL ARCHIVE’s collaborative Reebok Daytona DMX and several Salomon runners.
Accompanying the mountain parkas and weather-fighting raincoats, the range delivers clever twists on recognizable items, like patchwork blouses and uneven-hemmed trousers, creating a mature unification of Karrimor’s lifestyle and functional applications. Rich color pervades the looks, manifested by orange hiking packs, red fishing vests, tan baselayers and lightweight jackets printed with world map graphics. Wide brim caps and a variety of heavy-duty bags, luggage included, round out the lookbook.
Select pieces from the collection will likely be available from Karrimor’s Western site, but expect the entire range to remain Japan-exclusive.
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