VISVIM ;Menswear Spring Summer 2017 Fashion Show
Visvim is a Japanese men’s clothing image established by Hiroki Nakamura in 2001. The brand is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has lead stores in Japan and Hong Kong. Visvim is likewise sold globally in retail establishments and boutiques, for example, Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Dover Street Market in London.Visvim creator Hiroki Nakamura has a fixation on Americana: pants and chinos, cowpokes and farmers, the entire piece.
There’s a contorted feeling of “ordinariness” to his stylish, being as it is implanted in articles of clothing we see each day, regardless of the fact that we’re not American, because of the staggering impact that culture has had over the world. So today, inside a French lavish style Italian limonaia (an orangery, however for lemons), we incomprehensibly saw this Japanese brand’s interpretation of America.
It was a significant appear, a show in the out-dated feeling of the word, all Busby Berkeley tap moving, ’50s jitterbugging, and a troupe of mariners going gung ho Gene Kelly and spinning mops like twirly doos. They took after Channing Tatum in Hail, Caesar! (though a couple of years on). Part of the way through the appear, they spun khaki-clad female partners into jive moves, as the models unstably perambulated around the thrashing appendages. Outside the limonaia? Lemonade stands.
VISVIM ;Menswear Spring Summer 2017 Florence
What else?The limonaia is a fascinating illustration for Visvim—hold on for me—framing as it does a microclimate for the organic product it develops, which would some way or another die in Tuscany. What’s more, the Visvim show itself felt like a microclimate of sorts, so flawlessly did it re-make the possibility of America, if not the reality. All things considered, none of the articles of clothing Visvim appeared in such an American design were really made in the USA; they utilize Japanese fabrics nearby expand specialty and coloring strategies sourced from over the globe that are, unfortunately, no more conceivable on a modern scale stateside.
By and by, as a hallucination of America, it was powerful.Shouldn’t something be said about the garments? They proceeded in the Visvim mold, of workwear, denims, and huge caps, yet intertwined with the topsy turvy, every now and again unmistakably Japanese, similar to the cotton tie-front coats cut wide and simple like a kimono.
The American prime examples in dress, alongside the all-singing, all-moving background, gave you the impression of stock characters let free off the MGM part: the cattle rustler, the worker, the mentor in a sweatshirt with top and shriek, the renegade without a cause yet with a ton of garments.
There was an attention on denim, the most American of fabrics, and a yield of seersucker tailcoats that looked like something out of American Gothic. There was additionally a peppering of retro-tinged, war bride–inspired pieces from the Visvim womenswear line, WMV, that encountered the menswear all through the appear. Kid meets young lady? The most seasoned script on the film part.
Will men need to dress like film characters? I’m for the most part speculating not, but rather discard the Stetsons and the straw boaters, and those figurative outfits deteriorate quickly into wearable, workaday pieces in imaginative fabrics. I don’t have to declare their speak to the customary man with cash to spend; Visvim as of now offers well, the whole way across the world.
As a runway picture, however, these garments read discreetly; by and large Nakamura indicates through arrangement, to empower clarification of his garments intricacies. Today he put on an appear, however the garments didn’t feel like the stars. Mariners doing a Shirley Temple routine are essentially ensured to upstage anything, however.