My dear fashionistas, I hope you are well and ready for a new fashion adventure. Today I will introduce you to a very unusual Japanese fashion brand that managed to conquer hearts of people all over the world by making clothes, shoes and fashion accessories of exceptional quality and unique craftsmanship – Visvim.
When I was thinking with which words to describe this unusual Japanese fashion house, I came up with two ideal words: dignity and pride. These two words are usually used hand in hand, but I believe they each have their own distinct definitions. It’s the difference between prioritizing taking care of yourself or prioritizing what others think of you.
Thinking about some things in life and everyday situations such as: “I want to be like this” and “I want to realize some of my dreams”, the Visvim brand continuously tries to connect its dear customers in the best possible way with the work of Visvim craftsmen who create with dignity placing great value on the cultural knowledge passed down to them. When Visvim clothing, shoes or accessories are finished, the brand believes that customers should really use it and experience it with their own senses in the best possible way, and when the opportunity arises, each customer should think about “why this product really means to me “. These are the moments when the Visvim team is happy to share the honesty they apply in making their products through the fabrics they use and the traces of craftsmanship that exist to reveal.
After all, in any era or time, it is the human heart that drives feelings and human empathy. The Visvim team strives to gradually increase the number of people who can sympathize and relate to their idea that we all live life together by taking care of ourselves through dignity and through the way Visvim garments are made with attitude. This is the kind of thinking that the Visvim team has nurtured from the very beginning.
Visvim is a Japanese men’s clothing, footwear and accessories brand founded by Hiroki Nakamura in 2000. The headquarters of the brand is in the heart of Japan – Tokyo. The Visvim brand has stores in Japan and the US, and is sold internationally in luxury department stores and multi-brand boutiques, including Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Dover Street Market in London. In addition to the main visvim line, Nakamura designs a womenswear line called VMV and a conceptual menswear line called F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer. Interestingly, this brand also produces its own range of coffee beans called Little Cloud Coffee.
I don’t know if you knew this interesting fact, but the word “Visvim” has absolutely no meaning. Hiroki Nakamura said he liked the v logos and looked through the “v” part of the Latin dictionary until he came across “vis” and “vim” and liked how the two words sounded together and created a powerful overtone. F.I.L., the name of Visvim’s flagship stores, stands for Free International Laboratory. This stems from Nakamura wanting the stores to be unusual working laboratories for the international brand.
Hiroki Nakamura was born in Kofu and grew up in Tokyo. Nakamura’s parents encouraged him to study abroad. At the age of 11, Nakamura met Cody Horn, one of his classmates at Bunka High School. Through Horn, Nakamura became interested in foreign cultures. Nakamura chose Alaska, a place he grew to love during family whale watching, camping and snowboarding. When he grew up, he started his career at Burton Snowboards in Japan, where he worked as a designer for 8 years.
After leaving his job at Burton Snowboards, Nakamura founded Visvim in 2001. Visvim started as primarily a footwear brand and later expanded into a full clothing and accessories collection. The brand held fashion shows in Tokyo, Paris and New York. It includes seven flagship stores in Japan, two flagship stores in the United States and has 135 stores worldwide.
In today’s fashion story, you have the opportunity to see an interesting Visvim shirt made of the highest quality silk. The shirt is made to be informal and comfortable, but due to its neutral champagne color, this shirt is a real elegant piece that is ideal for all occasions. The Visvim brand is one of the few brands that does not blindly follow brands but creates its own path.
Visvim footwear and clothing are made using a blend of traditional manufacturing techniques and modern technology. Previous inspirations for Visvim products include vintage Americana, Japanese Edo period clothing, French workwear, Amish patchwork fabrics, Native American clothing, the Alaskan outdoors and the culture of the Finnish Sami tribe. In addition to vintage construction and coloring techniques, visvim also uses Gore-Tek material for waterproof jackets and replaceable Vibram soles.
Which celebrities are big fans of visvim brand? Thundercat, RM from BTS, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Kanye West, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Mos Def, David Duchovny, Schoolboy Q, Drake, KAWS, Robert Ahearn, Edison Chen and Shawn Yue are just a few celebrities who they carry Visvim brand clothing, footwear and accessories. Eric Clapton specifically indicated during an interview that he wears nothing but fashion pieces from Visvim and Loro Piano brands.
Limitato was founded in Sweden by two business management students, Emrik Olausson and Gustav Peterson, with the ambition to introduce a refined rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic and give Scandinavia its first stylish menswear brand within the advanced contemporary segment. Gustav and Emrik inherited a passion for art from their families. They need art to make their surroundings energetic, eclectic and to inspire creativity. Through partnerships with emerging artists, the brand intends to communicate and enhance its community seasonally. The language used by this brand to communicate with customers is mature, elegant, sophisticated, creative and lively.
Limitato is a brand that operates at the crossroads of culture, art and fashion, connecting creative freedom and expression through numerous collaborations with artists. The brand is closely specialized in creating wearable works of art, but not the ones you imagine in a museum but works that contain ubiquitous cultural phenomena that are actual at this moment. The Limitato brand nurtures a vision of unique visual art to iconic moments in music history, some of the prints come from famous artists, photographers or historical archives.
The brand name Limitato is inspired by the concept of “limited edition” and aptly sums up the brand’s unique concept, which is that a garment can become a kind of wearable fine art. By creating garments with high-quality prints of graphic and photographic art, the Limitato team aims to make art more accessible while also creating some seriously urban and quirky clothing with a unique and distinct aesthetic.
The great success of the Pitti Uomo platform helped launch the Limitato brand onto the international fashion scene. Over the course of one season, Limitato brand products went from being stocked in five stores to 150, and by the time the Spring/Summer 2018 collection was released, Limitato had become a true fashion icon. The brand works exclusively with a range of artists and photographers, whose work ranges from iconic portraits to abstract graphic art. Artists do not need to be well-known, the most important thing they must possess is authenticity.
Silk Shirt: Visvim
Today you have a special opportunity to see this unusual Limitato beige sweatpants from the Limitato Signature collection. This tracksuit represents a completely new advancement of the wearable fashion art movement, where the garment becomes a true work of art that should be coordinated with other fashion pieces or stand alone on its own. This tracksuit is the ideal flexible option for a truly elegant and sophisticated look for a relaxed everyday look.
BOMBERG is an independent Swiss watch brand that has become very popular in a short time due to its unusual watches that have a special design and character that is not for everyone. The BOMBERG brand name itself came naturally, and the “Berg” element is a sign for the famous mountain. If you identify as a rebellious soul and want to escape from the ordinary by living according to your own desires, then these watches are the ideal choice for you!
BOMBERG embraces the free and rebellious spirit of millions of people around the world who dare to be different and create their own unusual rules of life and are brave enough to freely manage their lives and follow their dreams. With a maverick and emancipated spirit, BOMBERG moves away from the roots of traditional industry and creates superior products. The BOMBERG community is represented by people who resolutely reject the status quo and like to show it with their lifestyle. The creations you will discover in the BOMBERG world embody all these values and more, so let yourself be carried away by the extraordinary concepts and designs of this unusual Swiss watch brand. BOMBERG watches are here to take you on a new enchanting journey of life.
BOMBERG watches nurture three core values on which this exceptional watch brand rests: Bold, Innovation and Disruptive. Bold and different watches, making a powerful statement that sets them apart from the crowd. On the other hand, innovation and a patented creation designed “in-house” to transform a wristwatch into an amazing pocket watch. BOMBERG watches are the ones that disrupt and change the world for the better because by canceling the classic rules of watchmaking, it is the courage that gives you strength and energy to create unusual timepieces with innovative and unique designs and details like BOMBERG watches.
BOMBERG breaks away from the beaten path of traditional watchmaking, creating watches for people who are cool, creative and confident, all over the world in Latin America, USA, Asia and Europe. A Swiss brand, independent, nimble, fast based in Neuchâtel, BOMBERG follows its path with strong references to the world of tattoos, symbols and icons – The Tattoo. Yes, you read that right, the brand has been close to him since 2012. The bold and fearless team that makes up the BOMBERG brand stronger. Today, claiming its new positioning and advertising campaigns: #TattooYourDesire. Different trends around the world, different communities, BOMBERG tells their stories, highlights their creativity, affirms their personality.
As I mentioned a little while ago, the brand name BOMBERG arose naturally, the element “Berg” is a sign for this famous mountain. Going off the beaten path, Rick De La Croix wanted to cross the boundaries set by tradition and all that convention dictates. For him, one must dare to show one’s true face, to affirm one’s style with conviction, even if one crosses the sacred boundaries of “restraint”.
Proud to be Swiss, proud of the innovation and expertise his country brings to the world, his fondest desire is to discover and promote an aspect of the Swiss character that is too often hidden: bold, independent, sexy, seductive, avant-garde, voluntary, but always respecting tradition. Therefore, the development of his brand went in two directions: towards technical innovations and towards topics that are close to his heart. This is how Rick De La Croix managed to create watches with the “Swiss Made” philosophy in their DNA, adding accessories to transform them into pendants or table clocks, using a patented system of his own design.
In today’s fashion story, I will present you the “Automatic Mariachi Skull” model from the “BB-01 AUTOMATIC” collection. This unique watch from the limited collection is dedicated to the spirit of the mariachi, the famous Mexican musical style and group performance with horns, stringed instruments, high vocals, sombreros and elegant uniforms. The BOMBERG Mariachi wristwatch, themed in brown, features a stylized skull, flower eyes and a cross on the forehead. The sides of the watch case are decorated with lovely mariachi decorations, a detailed “touch of class” that will impress the people around you. The crown, placed at 2 o’clock, has a hint of brown, and the bracelet is made of calf leather with mariachi motifs embossed on it.
Technical information about the watch:
Case diameter: 43 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Bracelet material: Brown leather bracelet with embossed mariachi motifs.
Movement type: Sellita SW200 with a power reserve of 38 hours
Additional Features: 3 hands with applied Super-Luminova® on the indexes. Date window at 6 o’clock. Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating. Water resistance up to 50 m.
Everyone who follows the Mr.M blog knows that I am a big fan of quality and interesting shoes, regardless of whether they are sneakers or elegant shoes, I always try to pay maximum attention to fashion details such as footwear. Today we’re meeting again with a famous French house whose creations I adore and you’ve seen before on the Mr.M blog.
I got these Christian Louboutin shoes from my dear friends Mytheresa Man, a shopping platform. The Rantus model in question is made of real full python skin from the limited collection, which is made in multicolor golden, brown, beige and turquoise color.
If you want to find interesting fashion pieces and a special collection of shoes, you can find them on the Mytheresa online shopping platform where all fashion lovers can find something for themselves!
My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this fashion story, where together we discovered the beauty and brilliance of the fusion of fine art with fashion with the Swedish fashion brand Limitato, beauty of the iconic fashion of luxury Japanese fashion house Visvim, the prestigious French brand Christian Louboutin in collaboration with the shopping platform MYTHERESA MEN and the uniqueness of luxury Swiss watches with BOMBERG, partners with whom fashion stories are a real adventure. I sincerely hope you got some inspiration for your ideal outfit!
See you soon and continue our travelogues and fashion adventures on the Mr.M blog! How did you like my outfit today? I really tried my best to prepare today’s post with lots of love and I hope you like it!
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