An integral part of Takahiro Miyashita's practice is the sourcing, curation, and research of vintage garments. You see this in the multitude of reinterpreted, contemporized historical forms in his runway collections and in the vintage he incorporates into his personal style. Not a small part of his business also comes from the 'Remake' part of his line, in which vintage garments are deconstructed and reconstructed into new forms, a part of the brand that combines the love for vintage and a penchant for high level hand craft. The most well-known garment in the line was 'The Jean,' which featured a skinny flared leg jean cut out of vintage Levi's in a patchwork fashion but over the years the line has developed include other jeans models, jackets, and the item shown here: A lightweight cotton pullover parka cut from vintage Ralph Lauren printed Leopard fabric. Featuring a loose cut, low neck, patch kangaroo pocket, easy plain finished sleeves and hem, and an oversize button-expandable hood, this parka is the perfect spring/summer throwover or fall layering piece. Each panel showcases a different tone of Leopard as the vintage garments they are cut from have faded differently. There's a decidedly human quality to the piece, from the aged look of the fabric to the evidently hand cut and hand assembled pattern pieces. 'The Soloist' in red cursive script is chainstitch embroidered on the front, a hand-done final touch that really drives home the luxury of these remade garments.
Made in Japan 9/10 Condition, with no rips, stains, or tears. Inconsistencies in fabric color and fading are characteristic of a garment made from vintage textile.
Fit notes: Fits loosely on a size S or closer on a size Medium.