N. Hoolywood designer Daisuke Obana this season continued his design ethos of creating functional clothing by taking inspiration from outdoor-inspired workwear.
Obana explained the collection was inspired by “outdoor wear and its relationship in casual fashion today.” The collection looks to the ‘70s and ‘90s, namely the clothing worn by surfers and mountaineers, but brought in a modern touch with loose, streetwear-inspired silhouettes and bold prints.
The look: A mashup of streetwear, workwear and outerwear that can work for the city or mountains.
Quote of note: “The collection is reimagined with enhanced functionality, accessibility and a new minimalism, reconstructed outdoor wear by abstracting the design,” Obana said.
Key pieces: An oversize mountain parka created in collaboration with Woolrich that blends a red tartan print with a sage green nylon fabric and features a drawstring closure, which adds a functional element. Obana also highlighted the collection’s “Mountain Light” Danner hiking shoes, which draw inspiration from a dress shoe.
The takeaway: The eclectic mix of fabrics and the functional workwear give the collection a more streetwear-heavy vibe than in the past.