Norio Sato designs his men’s collections with elements of vintage and secondhand clothes but always with a contemporary street-style sensibility. For fall, he went with a hippie-meets-urban look that was heavy on studs, grommets and leather straps.
Sato employed both male and female models, which emphasized the unisex quality of his casual streetwear. He paired colored leather motorcycle jackets with sweatpants and checked trousers; a tie-dyed denim jacket with red overalls, and hooded sweatshirts with patchwork jeans. He combined leather, camouflage, paint splatter, graffiti prints and other contrasting prints and textures, but managed to keep the mix looking cohesive and controlled.
A neon construction vest didn’t mesh with the other pieces, but Sato saved one of his strongest looks for last: a coordinated jacket and deconstructed black jeans with patches of gold-tone kimono fabric. It was an intriguing mix of East and West, polished and undone.