May 17, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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Kapital celebrates the storied craft of patch and repair with a collection of reverse blanket lined jackets and pants.
Any Kapital fans who keep a close eye on the Japanese brands social media would’ve seen founder and designer Kiro Hirata wearing a very special and unique inside out Lee blanket-lined Storm Rider jacket as of late. What looked to be a one-off customised piece (could’ve originally been Bandana Almanac’s inside-out blanket jacket) has now emerged in the brands A/W 14 collection, alongside a vest and pants. Under the name Rip Smash Series, the range takes its inspiration from the correlation between the repair techniques seen by the workers in early America and Edo period Japan, where wearers would use homespun patch and repair techniques (boro in Japan) to prolong the life of their garments. To pay homage to this idea, the Kapital Kountry team have recreated a small collection of flipped-faced pieces that highlight the otherwise unseen blanket linings of these vintage pieces. Included is a sleeveless Storm Rider jacket, reverse chore coat, worker pant and engineer cap. Browse the images below or shop the collection at Kapital.
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