Past Meets Present in KUON's FW19 Lookbook

The emerging Japanese label continues to modernize classic Americana staples.

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Japanese label KUON delivers a sophisticated spread for Fall/Winter 2019, demonstrating a consistent evolution beyond its denim-centric roots. Slouchy suits and repurposed militaria find common ground with elements of Japanese heritage, with plenty of indigo-soaked layers to add saturated color to the proceedings.

In line with the label’s past offerings, KUON continues to tweak elements of denim culture into more street-friendly silhouettes, straying from conventional denim-head garments in favor of a more progressive collection. Collarless jackets, work shirts, chore jackets and leather-sleeved varsity jackets are remixed with elements of traditional craft, including sakiori (rug-woven fabrics), aizome (Japanese indigo) dye, patchwork and intricate sashiko stitching. Military-inspired items, like bomber jackets and cargo pants, also receive a textural upgrade by way of hard-wearing construction and intricate detailing, like premium zippers and elastic ribbing that keeps its shape.

Expect KUON’s latest to hit the brand’s stockists later this year.

Elsewhere in Japan, HUMAN MADE debuted its own Fall/Winter 2019 offering.

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