paris: john lawrence sullivan s/s 2015 men's collection

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arashi yanagawa's label john lawrence sullivan goes from strength to strength. the japanese designer's s/s 2015 men's collection presents a range of garments that borrows heavily from british sub cultures, but the mash-up of mod, military and punk, is beautifully balanced. but then again, not too much either, as dashes of bold colours give the silhouette something decidedly contemporary and off-beat. slim-cut pieces are alternated by garments with a looser fit yet a coherence very much remains thanks to the colour coding. shown here are six looks from the collection that we particularly like. unfortunately john lawrence sullivan's men's collections are available in japan only, but we expect it won't be long until it's stocked at fashion-forward stores elsewhere. next to its four japanese flagship stores, the men's items are carried by some of the country's leading fashion emporiums, including cannabis [tokyo], eliminator [tokyo], midwest [nagoya], midwest [osaka] and aloha 9 [fukuoka].

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