A trailer park will be rolling into Dover Street Market New York.
On the heels of Visvim’s Paris exhibition, “Indigo Camping Trailer,” the high-end Japanese streetwear brand, will bring the same temporary installation to the retailer from Sept. 6 to 10.
The trailer — a restored Boles Aero from 1948 — will house an exclusive collection designed by Hiroki Nakamura, which lands Stateside for the first time. The collection includes apparel in natural indigo, persimmon and mud dyes. The materials will be based on Japanese “kofu” patchwork.
The one-of-a-kind pieces, which include men’s wear, unisex items, as well as two styles of men’s shoes, will be sold as part of Visvim’s Indigo Camping Trailer collection. They will retail from $150 to $3,500.
“The idea of a flea market is very natural in the U.S., but I wanted to present a re-interpreted version,” said Nakamura. “The pieces that I have designed for this event are inspired by a Japanese aesthetic. It seemed natural to present this concept of a new type of flea market with Dover Street Market as they have always supported new developments at Visvim.”
Visvim, a brand founded in 2000 by Nakamura, is now sold internationally in retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Dover Street Market London and others. The brand’s signature is a patchwork workwear-style aesthetic.
“I’ve always wanted to make product that has depth, that can grow with use and reveal added beauty over time,” he said. “I think over the years I have been able to refine this philosophy further with every season of Visvim we present by incorporating new techniques or developing my own fabrics.”
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