Tuesday, 28th March, 2017
It was on a cold winters day in July of last year that we travelled to Japan to view our very first visvim collection. As we stood outside the showroom in Meguro, a small region of Tokyo, with it’s typically minimal and clean shopfront the space embodied a similar aesthetic to that of their flagship F.I.L. store in GYRE Omotesando, timber floors, antique displays and an all round rustic vibe. We have waited a long eight months to share our experience and we are now proud to announce that the collection has finally arrived in store at Apartment. It is such an honour for us at Apartment to be able to bring one of the most well respected Japanese brands and showcase them here in Brisbane.
Headed by Hiroki Nakamura, visvim is appreciated throughout the industry for being unrelenting in their pursuit of true craftsmanship. Every developmental stage of creating a visvim product is considered, whether is be from the individual craftsmen that contribute to each manufacturing process or to the methods in which their fabrics are sourced and produced; it goes without saying visvim exudes quality.
One of the first pieces to arrive in store from the new visvim collection is from the brand famous ‘Folk’ footwear line. A line that originally started in 2008, ‘Folk’ begun with the concept to produce footwear using natural materials and production techniques. Let us introduce you to the 7-Hole ’73 Folk Boot
The 7-Hole ’73 Folk Boot is hand sewn using good year welt construction. This technique is popularly used by visvim as it avoids the use of adhesives, which allows the natural fabrics to age more freely and also provides functional benefits like greater breathability. Another detail of the ‘73 Fold boot is the use of visvim’s famous vegetable tanned leather, which is a leather tanning technique that again uses natural treatments and techniques rather then the synthetics. This is a process that creates a unique sheen in the leather and allows for the natural patina ageing effect that occurs with the products use and wear.
This boot is finished with a natural cork footbed, a bamboo shank insert for greater shock absorption, natural leather outer paired with air vents for ventilation and a heavy duty RiRi zip for easy access.
The visvim ‘73 Folk Boot is available in two colour waves: black, olive and brown and beige. They tend to be generous with their sizing, so we recommend going down half a size if possible. A friendly reminder that visvim is only available for purchase in store so if you wish to purchase this item please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 19th March, 2017
Since it’s foundation in 2000 by designer Hiroki Nakamura, visvim has developed a reputation for quality, process and design. In pursuit of timeless beauty, the brand acknowledges the past, using it as a tool for innovation and progression. The brand is based around the idea of finding happiness through creation. It is this concept that serves as the driving force for all visvim design.
Coming soon to Apartment.
Thursday, 16th March, 2017
Ganryu has recently made it’s debut appearance on the Apartment shelves, offering a welcomed point of difference to the store’s brand mix. The brand takes a unique and original approach in reimagining staple garments such as the Dyed Selvedge Denim Jacket. The jacket is made of Japanese selvedge denim, complete with nylon carry strap detail.
No detail is spared, with all things considered, right down to the custom Ganryu buttons.
Continuing with the blues, the Ganryu Pants and Selvedge Denim Jacket are complimented by the Suicoke GGA-V Sandal in navy. With adjustable nylon straps, original EVA footbed and Vibram sole, the GGA-V is built for comfort.
Wednesday, 15th March, 2017
The current range from Carhartt WIP offers a number of classic pieces, including the Michigan Chore Coat. This jacket is constructed from a heavy weight duck canvas fabrication with a blanket lining and corduroy details. True to the brand’s workwear heritage, this jacket it built to last.
Wednesday, 15th March, 2017
This Friday with Melbourne’s Waxo Paradiso. Eclectic, tropical goodness! Plus it’s first Bless of the of the year! Come out for what is going to be a very good time!
Monday, 13th March, 2017
The past week has seen a few new arrivals from Carhartt WIP and Neighborhood. The Bar Tee is definitely a store favourite and is available in both black and navy. This heavy weight cotton tee is made in Japan and is an example of the high quality construction that Neighborhood is famous for.
The Master Pant II from Carhartt WIP has made it’s first appearance on the Apartment shelves this season. The straight cut work pant is available in Laurel, Black and Sonora. The 8.8 oz poly/cotton twill offers a refined workwear look, complete with heavy duty belt loops and four clean slip pockets.
Friday, 10th March, 2017
The new season from Carhartt WIP has arrived in store, bringing with it a number of classic pieces as well as a few new additions. With winter on the way, the range includes a number of heavy, hard wearing workwear garments. Featured below
The Aviation Pants in Rover Green, College Script Sweat in White / Navy.
Suicoke Depa C Sandals in Olive.
Norse Projects Wool Trucker in Gray.
Friday, 10th March, 2017
New season from Carhartt W.I.P. Check out the quality goods in the current season from the European heavies. The Smith jacket is a stand out for the season. Carhartt’s heavy weight cotton canvas, with a fully quilted inner liner. Corduroy underlays in the cuffing and detachable hood.