Over the summer, BEAMS launched a new “Future Archive” series under the slogans of “Anti Vintage” and “Alternating feelings of Love & Hate.” Through working with various brands, BEAMS looks to create a curated assembly of pieces that will stay relevant in the next 10 to 20 years. Having released items with local imprints such as Tappei and Sugarhill, BEAMS now spotlights the Tokyo-based label DAIRIKU, led by the rising young designer Dairiku Okamoto.
Often inspired by films made during the Hollywood Renaissance in the mid-1960s to early ’80s, DAIRIKU’s latest collection takes cues from biker and rockabilly cultures featuring cut-off “Runaway Kids” motorcycle vests, satin collared varsity jackets, bandana-patch jeans, and V-neck knit sweaters. Arriving as a modern and youthful take on Americana, the pieces feature U.S. flags and “After School” text on the fabric tags.
The DAIRIKU “Future Archive” pieces will be available at BEAMS Harajuku on August 13. Additional pieces from the project can be found on the BEAMS website.
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