Category Archives: Visvim

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017

Apartment Welcomes visvim – The 7-Hole ’73 Folk

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.

The visvim 7-Hole '73 Folk Boot from Apartment

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 visvim 7-Hole '73 Folk Boot from Apartment

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.

The visvim 7-Hole '73 Folk Boot from Apartment

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 7-Hole '73 Folk Boot from Apartment The visvim 7-Hole '73 Folk Boot from Apartment

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 store@aptmnt.com.

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Sunday, 19th March, 2017

Coming Soon – visvim

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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.

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