Jan 17, 2018 | By Samuel Trotman
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Last month Japanese denim legends Kapital hosted their first ever runway show for the A/W 15 collection. Here, we take a look at what went down.
Many Kapital fans would’ve seen images popping up on Instagram from Kapital’s runway show. From what looked like to be an invite only event for close friends and kojima family, the intimate show, held in Horishima, showcased the brand’s forthcoming A/W 15 collection. Up until now, it’s been hard to track down any images of the collection or show, but this week Kapital buddies Lauren Yates of Ponytail Journal and photographer Eric Kvatek released an in-detail blog post on the show.
Packed with signature Kapital looks, layered textures and textiles and quirky personality that the brand is known for the show brought some 30 something looks for an equally well dressed audience. The autumn assortment designer Kiro Hirata offers up new takes on timeless classics like classic coats, military , French workwear, and a selection of stunning patchwork knits that demonstrate the brands intricate artisan craftsmanship that no other denim label can contend with. The collection also seems to follow off where Sant Domingo Spring 15 collection left off, with a stronger lean towards Americana-inspiration rather than their traditional Japanese roots with more of the Thunderbird style jackets and other 70s pieces like the smiley sleeve trucker. Here’s a selection of images from the show, and you can read Lauren’s piece and see her selection over at Ponytail Journal.
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