May 17, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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Aug 21, 2014
Always one for a nomadic adventure, Japanese craftsman Kapital head out to the uncharted landscapes of Mongolia for their latest catalogue “Peace Pilgrim”.
The archive of Kapital’s stunning catalogues has seen tag-team duo Kiro Hirata and Eric Kvatek take to the most diverse range of locations throughout the world. From exotic beaches in Hawaii, to ancient ruins of Peru, and vast plains of Colorado to more urban environments like Paris and Upstate New York, the catalogues play an instrumental role in the story telling of Kapital’s triannual collections.
For Autumn/Winter 2014 the Kapital crew surpass themselves once again, heading out to the uncharted landscapes of Mongolia to deliver an extraordinary catalogue like no other. Entitled “Peace Pilgrim“, the seasons collection takes its inspiration around the storied tale of Silk Road and the cultural interaction between the West and East. Set in the regions barren plains and vast desert landscapes, the images are (as always) honest, authentic and beautiful. As previous catalogues the team cast indigenous people for the shoot that include herders and cowboys as well as some of the local camels and eagles for good measure.
The open skies and natural environment play the perfect backdrop to Kapital’s collection of rustic winter items. New for the season includes a selection of cozy outerwear options like shearling lined corduroy coats, rain camo jackets and reverse blanket lined chore coats. A heavy selection of tweedy surfaces appear through recycled wools and neppy denims and twisted yarns. And of course denim plays a heavy presence with new takes on the Century collection, multi patch pants, ticking stripes and a vibrant selection of hippy embroideries and pastel shades for girls. Preview the full collection here.
Want to read more on the Kapital teams Mongolian adventure? Then head over to Bandana-Almanac where photographer Eric Kvatek offers a first-hand narration of the experience.
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