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.
Mountain Research take the punk ethos of subverting established expectations, to upend a punk wardrobe mainstay, bondage trousers. The purely decorative zippers are put to functional use with the Zip Trouser, as storage or in the case of the zippers placed at the calves, as strategic ventilation.
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Model Measurements are 6’1”, 135 lbs. Model is wearing a Small.