Epaulet’s Kamigata Farmer Jacket

The New York boutique introduces a modern take on traditional Japanese workwear

A running joke in menswear for some time now is that Japan does Americana better than the Yanks. And oftentimes it’s true. Now flip the concept on its head, add in esteemed boutique Epaulet New York, and the result is the new EPLA Kamigata Jacket, a rare instance of American designers interpreting classic Japanese workwear—and with impressive results. Based on the noragi—a traditional Japanese farmer’s …

Indigo by Tatcha

Inspired by the beauty rituals of geishas, the skincare line uses Japanese indigo for its soothing properties

When the word “indigo” is mentioned, many of us think of its vivid hue and common use as a dye (for that perfect shade of blue jeans) although, unfortunately, most indigo we see these days is synthetic and not the natural pigment extracted from the indigo plant. Victoria Tsai revives indigo’s lesser-known history as a healing, anti-inflammatory ingredient in her newest collection, Indigo. Three products …

Interview: Orondava Mumford of Alternative Apparel

The Design Director on education, innovation and the evolution of the brand

Born in rural Kentucky and raised on a farm he describes as, “in the woods, down a dirt road,” fashion designer Orondava Mumford has worked with some of the world’s most iconic brands. After lending his keen eye to Converse and acting as Global Design Director at Levi’s—working on special projects and the global menswear line—Mumford recently moved to join the increasingly innovative and sustainable …