Japanese cult-favorite brand Visvim just launched an exclusive collection with Mr Porter and it’s nothing short of exceptional. Comprised of cool-weather staples, the 28-piece collection is inspired by California National Parks and the rugged, functional clothing worn by the Yosemite Valley Camp 4 rock climbers of the ‘50s and ‘60s. This throwback West Coast collection compliments the brand’s seasonal offerings and is a thoughtful continuation of designer Hiroki Nakamura’s vision.
Visvim’s products are painstakingly crafted and hard to come by in North America. The brand released its first collection in 2001 as a reaction to the mass-market products of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Its products feature timeless designs made with materials that will age beautifully. Natural dyes, artisanal details and top-tier leather are standard for Visvim. In the past 17 years, the brand’s clothing has evolved to more deeply express Nakamura’s unique point of view. Since the designer has a residence in California, a collection inspired by the Golden State was something of an inevitability.
The release includes a range of garments perfect for cool fall evenings in the mountains. For denim lovers, there is a pair of distressed jeans and a distressed jacket with a blanket yoke made from uneven gara-bou yarn. Mid-weight pieces include a baseball shirt made from a custom pinstripe moleskin an unevenly dyed cardigan with a California bear on the back. The collection’s most expensive garments are a coat and jacket, both filled with Polish goose down.
Standard for Visvim, the garments are very exclusive. There are extremely limited amounts available and the prices reflect the quality and scarcity: the collection ranges from $300 for a t-shirt to $5,210 for a down parka. Available online at Mr Porter and on display in the Visvim Exposition flagship store in Downtown L.A. until November 21, this capsule is well worth checking out. If you see something you can’t live without — and your financial planner gives you the go-ahead — don’t wait to pull the trigger because this collection will sell-out quickly.