Encompassing designer Hiroshi Nakamura’s interest in the concept of ‘patina’, Japanese-brand VISVIM drop the final instalment from their Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, ‘A Dissertation on Patina’.
From the beauty of oxidised metal on a vintage motorbike left to fallow to the characteristic ageing on a product that has been used, re-used, loved and lavished with care throughout a long lifespan, the way in which Nakamura concerns himself only with the most worthwhile notions of patina has given birth to a fascinating new collection touching on classic VISVIM designs an debuting brand new silhouettes.
Taking this concept, the perception of the A/W’14 collection is to approach each piece with love and care resulting in a product that will last you thus creating beauty through a patina that has been achieved with purpose, through the action of the wearer.
The final instalment from the collection features a range of the brand’s fabled footwear such as the classic Brigadier Boot and Skagway Folk Hi joined by the Mesa Moc-Folk, which is constructed with a plush suede with double ankle strap fastening.
An unassuming hooded piece using Calico print linen panels and vintage button details to accentuate its loopback jersey construction is sat alongside VISVIM’s ever-popular Ballistic 20L Backpack. Utilising KONBU treated Cordura nylon uppers that have a distinct feel of cotton, the backpack sits with a premium Horween Bison leather reinforced base, providing unparalleled durability, whilst ensuring the bag retains the classic Visvim design ethos.