Looking to the past for inspiration, Tomohiro Konno’s NEXUSVII. crafts a skillful range of neo-vintage pieces constructed with quality materials and bespoke details. Highlighted in the collection are patchwork jackets and boot-cut pants made in collaboration with artist Naoto Yoshida, as well as uniquely dyed pieces using the red roof tiles of Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was destroyed in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, and again in a fire in 2019.
Tops consist of Marilyn Monroe Hawaiian shirts, satin bomber jackets featuring Japanese tiger and snake artwork, blazers, asymmetric “Daydream Believer paneled hoodies, bright monochrome pullovers, raw-hem half-button sweaters, and military-inspired nylon jackets with mini velcro pouches strewn across the back.
Cotton tie-dye shorts, cargo pants with vertical zipper compartments, and side-button flared jeans continue to illustrate the label’s conscious and technical approach to construction, and fitted caps, slip-ons, and a Native-American-style brown shoulder bag complete the assortment.
Take a scroll through the NEXUSVII. SS22 lookbook above, and expect the pieces to arrive on the brand’s website in the coming weeks.
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