Every White Mountaineering piece makes reference to the three core principles of their production, 1, Design 2, Utility and 3, Technology. Designed by Yosuke Aizawa, a former assistant of Junya Watanabe, the brand takes a great deal of influence from functional outdoor apparel, heritage style and constantly strives to innovate in the field of materials. Aizawa’s impeccable attention to detail ensures that no piece from his collection fails to satisfy his three core principles.
The wide selection of accessories on offer showcases White Mountaineering’s proficiency in the arena of design. The Cotton Twill Baseball Cap and the Dungaree Emblem Mesh Cap are evident of how Aizawa applies his eye to heritage styles and materials. Two individual approaches to a now ubiquitous accessory, both feature a rounded half length peak with irregular stitched detailing and the Dungaree cap is constructed with a unique eight panel design. The Cotton Twill cap stands out not only because of the superbly soft cotton twill it is made from, but also the innovative d-ring closure.
Functionality is always a primary concern when it comes to White Mountaineering. The Embroidered Leather Ox Ankle Boots are constructed with premium leather uppers that not only look good, due to the repeating embroidered pattern that surrounds the sole, but are incredibly durable. The Ox Ankle Boots have both durability and functionality in spades, guaranteed by their sturdy Vibram sole and welted construction.
Aizawa’s innovative use of materials is on display in a number of items from the SS13 collection. The Jacquard Border Pocket Tee features a unique woven construction, incorporating the repeating geometric patterns and in a unique move, flips this material over, exposing the stitching on its single chest pocket. The Nylon Taffeta Hooded Coach Jacket is a beautifully executed, contemporary example of classic outdoor essential. This 100% Nylon Jacket is left unlined and finished simply, yet boldly, with high quality logo prints on the front and back and contrasting grosgrain trimming the branded two way zip closure and securing its press stud closed pockets.
The White Mountaineering Spring/Summer 2013 collection takes one off designs executes them with precision and incorporates a number of innovative materials and techniques. To shop the collection, head to our White Mountaineering section.