May 17, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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Japanese denim craftsman, Kapital launches into the spring season with the release of their latest lookbook, Sant Domingo Burning.
Late last year the WGSN Denim Team was lucky enough to squeeze in one of our annual denim inspiration trips to Tokyo. As always, we were sure to stop by the few Kapital stores in the city and check out the latest collections and of course pick up a copy of their always-inspirational seasonal catalogue.
As always, Japanese designer Kiro Hirata teams up with longtime partner and photographer Eric Kvatek heading out to Santo Domingo in New Mexico to shoot the first catalogue of 2015. Aptly titled, Sant Domingo Burning, the spring edition showcases a stronger, lean Americana-inspiration rather than their traditional Japanese roots. The collection takes inspiration from the traditional wears of the indigenous Indian tribes from the area, with plenty of tassel tan leathers, tribal patterns, rustic mid-tones and beaded jewellery. Other parts tap into a more retro `70s American themes with patchwork flares, plaid shirts, smiley tees and of course a heavy dose of denim. Key items include the Santo Dimongo Thunderbird Jacket and also a trucker jacket with manji pattern sleeves.
Kvatek delivers his stunning photography as always, capturing both the theme of the season and also showcasing the beautiful surroundings. Eclectic and adventurous as ever, the shoot takes the viewer on a visual tour of the ancient town, exploring both the rural landscapes and local villages where models on ride on horseback, sit among the friendly wolves of Durango, and jump through blazing flames of a hippy-esque camp.
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