Yosuke Aizawa mostly put sports aside for this season at White Mountaineering, choosing to look toward outdoor professions such as builders, cowboys and racers as his source for outerwear inspiration.
A one-off collaboration with Wrangler resulted in the denim in the collection — the expected jackets and jeans, but also a changshan/shirt hybrid.
Arrays of simple shapes formed patterns that echoed the tribal graphics he created earlier in his career, but fit well with his nod to cowboy culture — the denim, of course, but also the blanket coat and bandanas.
Camouflage could be seen — in the black-and-white version of his calligraphy print and dévoré canvas technique. And there were still some sporty touches: A layered look of a loose knit with wide shorts and leggings spelled the easy dressing of young athletes off-duty, as did a short kimono jacket worn with shorts.
All work, still plenty of play.
See More From the Men’s 2018 Collections:
Valentino Men’s Spring 2018: Pierpaolo Piccioli’s casual lineup was all about self-expression.
Y/Project Men’s Spring 2018: The collection was more merch-friendly without losing any of the edge.
Cédric Charlier Men’s Spring 2018: Called “Playtime,” the starting point for the coed collection was a sculpture by Todd Knopke.
Balenciaga Men’s Spring 2018: Demna Gvasalia’s collection was an ode to Sunday in the park with Dad
Jil Sander Men’s Spring and Resort 2018: Lucie and Luke Meier debuted at Jil Sander with a women’s and a men’s collections, which offered a fresh, new take on the signature rigorous elegance of the brand.
Fausto Puglisi Men’s Spring 2018: Urban, baggy silhouettes met references to the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures in this capsule collection.