White Mountaineering (Japan) x adidas Originals 2015 Spring/Summer Stan Smith

White Mountaineering (Japan) x New Era Japan 2015 Spring/Summer Cotton Twill “WM” Embroidered Empire Cap

Tokyo-based fashion imprint White Mountaineering has teamed up with timeless hat maker New Era Japan for a new headwear offering as part of the brand’s 2015 spring/summer range. The cotton twill fitted cap is rendered in black, with contrasting white “WM” gothic lettering along the front panel and tonal branding at the back.

Priced at $150 CAD (approximately $124 USD), the White Mountaineering x New Era Japan “WM” Embroidered Empire cap is available for purchase at select White Mountaineering retailers including HAVEN.

“Black Mountaineering” by White Mountaineering (Japan) capsule collection for the POOL aoyama (Tokyo)

White Mountaineering (Japan) x adidas Originals Stan Smith

White Mountaineering (Japan) 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

White Mountaineering (Japan) x adidas Originals collaboration announced

In a simple announcement made via Instagram, we have been informed that Japanese brand White Mountaineering and adidas Originals will be collaborating. So far, nothing has been revealed except an ominous black background with logos of both labels in white.

From what we are to expect from this collaboration, we should look at White Mountaineering’s Yosuke Aizawa, who works to blend design, utility, and technology into one component without sacrificing any aspect. This project between adidas and White Mountaineering will no doubt be highly anticipated by fans from both bases.

Stay tuned for more information as it comes through.

White Mountaineering x Porter (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer Polyester PVC Big Backpack

Following their 2014 fall/winter collection, White Mountaineering and Porter team up again on a bag range for 2015 spring/summer. Here, we focus on the collection’s standout piece, the Polyester PVC Big Backpack. Made from a blend of PVC and polyester, the utilitarian piece is rain-resistant and holds a plethora of articles with its bevy of pockets and compartments. Inspired by a classic hiking bag silhouette, zipper-pulls, buckle closure and strap fasteners are other functional features.

Check out the White Mountaineering x Porter 2015 spring/summer Polyester PVC Big Backpack here and look for it at White Mountaineering stockists.

White Mountaineering (Japan) x Vans Classic Slip-On

MR PORTER’s Five Japanese brands you should know about

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Japanese brands have undoubtedly left their mark on the fashion industry over the past decade and the city of Tokyo is the creative hub where a variety of trends emerge before spreading to the rest of the world. Tokyo’s designers are redefining multiple menswear archetypes with forward thinking ideas and heritage feels.

MR PORTER recently sat down with Yosuke Aizawa of White Mountaineering, Shinsuke Nakada of BEAMS PLUS, Shinsuke Takizawa of NEIGHBORHOOD, Kenji Tsuji of BLUE BLUE JAPAN and Yutaka Goto of Remi Relief to talk about what life is like in Tokyo and how they get inspired for their respective designs.

Head over to MR PORTER to check out the full feature.

White Mountaineering (Japan) 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

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Japanese fashion label White Mountaineering offers a preview of its 2015 spring/summer collection with its latest lookbook. Having honed his skills as a former apprentice to Junya WatanabeYosuke Aizawa presents another bold line which blends motifs seen across traditional menswear and modern sportswear designs.

Detailed prints take on polo shirts and tees, alongside baseball jerseys crafted from plaid and gingham patterns. Large color-block tees are layered underneath varsity jackets and paired with chinos, while updated brogues and court-inspired sneakers round out each outfit. Per usual, a selection of stellar denim pieces are also on show — a tribute to Aizawa love for Americana designs.

Check out the 2015 spring/summer collection here and look for it to hit select White Mountaineering stockists next year.

 

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