Visvim have produced these two styes of ‘Lamina’ backpacks in a range of colors for the spring/summer 2011 season. I’m a sucker for a great looking classic/technical style backpack so these were a hit for me. Both styles, the Lamina 20L and Lamina 22L, are done in a washed, overdyed nylon and Kudu leather with RiRi zippers throughout. The red dirt Lamina bag is out of control, but at 635 EUR I wont be seeing one anytime soon. Both available @ Tres Bien
The two models pictured above may be by powerhouses BAPE and Visvim, but there’s no doubting that they are really just glorified Uggs. This is unacceptable style, period, end of story, It’s been a while since we’ve hated on anything, but lately I’ve seen a few different styles of soft, 12-ish inch rubber-soled boots on many of the leading style blogs. Not only are these hideous pieces of footwear getting exposure, people are actually hyped on them? I couldn’t even begin to imagine how one would wear these, maybe with Lulu Lemon pants and a university-logo hoodie? Guys, if you’re gonna wear boots, stick to the classics, and leave the Uggs to the the girls of Psychology 100.
Visvim has become one of the most regarded and sought-after fashion labels to emerge from Japan in the last decade. The line has gained quite a following and a lot success since it’s inception back in 2000. Japanese magazine SENSE has done this full feature on the Visvim Fall/Winter 2009 collection, as well as a small interview with Hiroki Nakamura, the founder and head designer of the brand. I have followed the line for a few years now, usually liking their footwear but this collection is one that I really enjoy, particularly the leather rider-style Strabler jacket and the Skagway Hi Elston sneaker in the cognac brown color. The styles are classic and the fits are modern, using only the finest materials and construction methods, this collection shows why Visvim is a leader in this market. Keep reading for the full feature…