Mountain Research’s output may be meticulously crafted and unfailingly chic, but designer Setsumasa Kobayashi isn’t necessarily connected to the worlds of traditional fashion or hype driven streetwear. As to be expected from a brand whose biannual collections are conceived of in a literal mountain retreat, practical functionality is always the foremost priority for Kobayashi and Mountain Research.
The Spring/Summer 2019 collection from Mountain Research adjusts the ratio of provocative, anarchist sloganeering to utilitarianism seen in their Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, as functional inspiration drawn from military, mountaineering, and hunting sources occupy center stage.
A scaled down, modern interpretation of the classic hunting vest's array of storage options, the Mesh Survival Vest is functionality with a total lack of extraneous baggage. Mountain Research's own take on the Survival Vest is that it "might as well be called 'wearable' bag."
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Model measurements are 6'1, 145 lbs. Model is wearing a size M.