For Spring Summer 2016, EVISU embarks on a bit of time travel as it jets to the future and borrows from the past. The new collection features EVISU Clan, a collection that pays tribute to EVISU’s Japanese heritage through samurai-influenced silhouettes, sporty shapes, and bold graphics; and Future Fusion, a range of digitally-inspired looks that play with distortion, colours, and innovative fabrics. The quintessential EVISU spirit pervades the season as quality and craftsmanship are once again cleverly juxtaposed with a sense of humour and an irreverent, carefree attitude.
EVISU Clan draws its inspiration from traditional Japan, referencing the revered samurai and the martial art form of kendo. Longline silhouettes, voluminous shapes, and functional sportswear dominate the collection, while unique detailing and innovative fabric treatments add a modern touch to individual pieces.
For the men, the EVISU Clan collection goes neo-samurai this season, featuring new, roomier shapes as seen on the loose-cut hoodie jacket, as well as a selection of wide-leg pants and loose-cut joggers. The “athleisure” theme runs through the collection with reinterpreted sportswear pieces crafted in sporty fabrics such as neoprene mesh and cotton terry and enhanced with functional details including mesh pockets and water repellent zippers. Bold graphics, prints, and fonts make a powerful style statement as they are presented on both classic and new silhouettes.
Celebrating the arrival of spring is a new digital Japanese floral print featuring the symbolic cherry blossoms, which is splashed across a variety of items including the souvenir jacket, low-rise shorts, pocket tees, shirts, and EVISU’s signature DAICOCK jeans. An allover EVISU logo pattern also takes centre stage on the zip-up functional jacket, logo print tee, shorts, DAICOCK jeans, and wide-leg pants, while stripes return this season in dark indigo and ecru for a sporty chic vibe.
Future Fusion is an exploration of technology, digital art, and futuristic fashion. Deconstruction and distortion reign supreme: fabrics and colours are mixed and matched together in playful and unexpected ways, while graphics are pixelated and warped, recalling computer glitches and old-school graphics of yesteryear. The men’s collection is a vibrant affair, featuring pixelated graphics bathed in sharp hues of blue, beetroot, flame red, lime green, and turquoise.
Allover patterns and bold graphics inject a modern edge to the range, as seen through the collection’s pixel-filled DAICOCK raw jeans, pixel monogram denim shorts and printed tees, pixel-accented zip-up hoodies and sweatpants, and “pixel camouflage” sweatshirts, tanks, and shorts. Unique colour and fabric blocking play on the theme of distortion as well, channelling an unexpected playfulness that adds a new dimension to the concept of casualwear. This is perfectly executed in the range’s colour blocked souvenir denim hybrid jacket and joggers, as well as the “pixel camouflage” printed pocket shirts.
Season after season, EVISU continues to surprise and inspire as it pushes the boundaries of fashion in innovative, new ways. Balancing the brand’s commitment to traditional quality and craftsmanship with a youthful, carefree attitude, EVISU’s Spring Summer 2016 collection presents another season of reinvented classics that redefines the standard for modern-day streetwear.
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