Jul 20, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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While over in Tokyo, the denim team uncovered a new collaboration between Japan’s Big John and US Opening Ceremony on an exclusive collection of denim goods.
Long standing denim purveyor and original Japanese jeanswear brand Big John is usually associated with traditional workwear and archival goods so we were surprised to see its new collaboration with international retailer Opening Ceremony on our trip to Tokyo last week. Available solely at the new Omotesando OC outlet in Tokyo, the collection is a modern take on Big John’s archive, fusing a classic denim aesthetic with the contemporary sensibilities of OC designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. The main theme entitled “Black” takes influence from influential singer Johnny Cash, who infamously went the nickname “man in black” due to his iconic all black style.
Denim features heavily throughout the collection, following the dark theme with black coatings, darkened, glossy indigos on pieced biker jackets, stylized overalls and bomber jackets that channel the rockabilly style. The collection also features a selection of neon hue jeans that are based on Big John’s archival “Roadrunner” jeans – the first colored jeans to be produced in Japan.
Opening Ceremony Omotesando
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