Snow Peak Embraces Roots with the LOCAL WEAR IWATE Collection
Snow Peak’s apparel label — helmed by Lisa Yamai — has become a mainstay within their respective scene, carving its place as a label known for much more than their already coveted camping goods. Continuing where the last left off, LOCAL WEAR taps yet another integral locale in the designer’s upbringing: the humble prefecture of Iwate.
What jumps forth is a range unimaginably full in passion as it taps craftsmen quite equally enthusiastic about the garments themselves. Sustainable in its mission, the “tear” fabrication makes good use; excess remnants from the usually wasteful production process are then repurposed into a piece as uniquely beautiful as it is laborious to create. Patterns of both the “NIHON Batik" and “Mountains” variety leap up from atop, making up a majority of the traditional-inspired. Hanten jackets feature square graphics while the HAPPI VEST presents something of unadulterated wabi-sabi. Matching sets showcase the works of Jun Tsunoda lovingly by way of all-over prints, with a breadth following suit through simple basics and a few accessories.
For all that and a bit more, be sure to grab a peek at the full imagery right below. If you’re looking to grab more details on the items individually, don’t forget to check out Snow Peak themselves.