White Mountaineering’s Yosuke Aizawa enlisted two basketball teams, dressed in custom-made uniforms, to play a friendly preshow game at a former Olympic stadium before his models took to the court. The collection was both preppy and sporty, with V-neck striped sweaters and zig-zag patterned knit pullovers layered over shorts in red, navy, khaki and mustard. Cropped trousers, striped blazers and white cable-knit vests with gray or navy trim were given a streetwise edge through accessories like wide-knit headbands or plaid baseball caps.
This story first appeared in the September 27, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.