Former Issey Miyake Men designer Yusuke Takahashi launched CFCL to expand his design philosophy, exploring high-tech production and cutting-edge knitting programs in an bid to produce extremely comfortable, wearable garments for any and all genders. Vol.2, the brand’s second offering, is rolling out in time for Fall/Winter 2021 and appropriately includes a plethora of warmer wares than the brand’s initial lineup, emphasizing effortless comfort.
“Knit-ware,” as FW21 is known, is inspired by architectural utility, taking cues from the accessibility of a well-designed structure to create intelligent, highly-wearable garments. Ribbed sweaters, high-necked tees, wide trousers and quirky paneled garments that take on wavey silhouettes appear throughout, gently infusing tonal patterns and colorful geometric intarsia weaves into the otherwise minimalist items.
Elsewhere, relaxed and cropped tailoring coincides with shawl-collared cardigans and high-necked coats, abetting the strappy hoodies and trim trousers with a gently sporty atmosphere. Cozy snoods, knit beanies and gloves ensure comfort throughout cooler weather, mostly matching the collection’s muted palette but occasionally offered in sharp yellow or bold blue.
Elsewhere in Japan, a similar sense of lounge comfort was proposed by Daisuke Obana’s latest UNITED ARROWS & SONS collection.