Stein is one of Japan’s hottest emerging brands, garnering a slew of ultra-devoted young shoppers within only a few years of existence. The label’s minimalist yet detail-oriented design ethos has won converts across the entire nation — and outside — with Fall/Winter 2020 reiterating Stein’s winning approach to creation.
Channeling a wide array of influences, from Margiela-era Hermès to fishermen, Stein has prepped a wide array of mostly-genderless seasonal fare. Deliberate, thoughtful silhouettes interrupt proportions and invite the wearer to engage in effortless layering.
Immense trench coats, blazers bombers and fleece pullovers are stacked atop trim knitwear, boxy shirts and baggy jeans, nearly all executed in neutral grey, navy and black shades. Free from branding and prints, emphasis is placed upon the deliberate cuts and subtle details — elbow cut-outs, dropped shoulders — with soft knitwear and leather items lending textural intrigue.
Elswhere in Japan, KUON’s Summer 2020 imagery showcased a variety of striking looks abetted by upcycled textiles.