tokyo + paris: white mountaineering x larose

© white mountaineering / photography: michael thorsby

white mountaineering has struck two collabs with paris-based larose, a specialized manufacturer of headgear, and which seamlessly matches the items from the fashion brand's s/s 2014 collection. the aim of this collab was to create a timeless design that would be eye-catching yet transcend volatile trends. the limited edition five-panel camp caps are entirely hand-made and feature colourful botanical patterns against a backdrop of ivory and navy blue. this cap collection is for the japanese market and as such only available at the newly opened white mountaineering store [1] and isetan department store [2] in tokyo, but also at colette [3] in paris. the other collab concerns summery straw hats, one in ivory and the other in navy blue, both adorned with a band of the aforementioned fabric with a botanical motif. contrary to the caps, these hats are only available at the renowned concept store in the french capital. location [1]: 2-7 sarugaku-cho [daikanyama]. location [2]: isetan men's building, 3-14-1 shinjuku, second floor [shinjuku]. location [3]: 213 rue st.-honoré [st.-honoré].

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