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29 January 2016

East and Centre

The countdown continues to the tenth edition of Jacket Required, where in under a week’s time a complete collection of menswear brands will join together to present autumn/winter 2016.

From the Japanese streets of the East, to the centre of London, today’s selection of high-end fashion labels, original and innovative, combines an impeccable attention to detail with a focus on authenticity and quality.

See the full list of brands joining us so far on the Jacket Required website.
 


Grind London



Since 2008, Grind London has focused on developing an honest approach to menswear – aiming to mix original concepts with the brand’s own roots and culture.

Grind London presents The International Collection, aka Concorde Chapters, for autumn/winter 2016 – a collection to celebrate the world of yesteryear travel. Expect coach jackets, bombers, denim shirts, long-sleeved polos and crew-neck sweatshirts in Japanese loopback cotton.

Inspired by many aspects of London’s various subcultures, both past and present, and its application to a global audience, the brand presents a confident, streetwear-centric take on casualwear using materials of the highest quality to produce well-designed, unique apparel that maintains its own style, attitude, interest and lifestyle.


Wislom



Having started his career as a designer of Y’s for Living Inc, Hiroshi Tohnai went on to work for several brands, as a designer and assistant pattern cutter, before joining Angobal in 2005, where he was put in charge of MHL – designing clothing for both men and women, while developing a range of unique yarn, fabric, dyes and other materials.

In August 2015, Tohnai launched his very own first label – Wislom, producing his first complete collection of overgarments for spring/summer 2016. With a name fused from ‘wisteria’, the designer’s name and ‘loom’ translated from Japanese into English, the brand offers an innovative, conscious, utility daily wear collection.

Continuing a dedicated commitment to studying the production of materials – the label is always in search of new possibility, developing a product that can only be achieved in cooperation with partners – including mills, factories and others, to make a difference. Wislom’s function is to function as gear for modern city life.


Double A-Side



Independent, ready-to-wear menswear brand Double A-Side draws inspiration from the built-up environment, harsh architecture and concrete creations of London for autumn/winter 2016. Its latest collection is minimal and modern, with a heaviness and tactility that echo the capital’s cityscape, whether the social housing or the cluster of Brutalist buildings that dominate the South Bank.

The brand is manufactured in London with imported Japanese loop-wheeled jersey – the best it could find – in small volume production runs, exceptional in quality and producing minimal waste. This season, warmer garments are incorporated into the brand’s offering, including gilets, padded overshirts and a Sherpa bomber jacket, complementing the existing linear layers. Evolving the collection from its minimal grey jersey basics, signature silhouettes and graphic T-shirts are available in an expanded colour palette including green, navy and black. Acutely aware of its ethical duty, Double A-Side is committed to minimising its carbon footprint – manufacturing garments ethically with minimal cost to the environment, dedicated to sourcing fabrics and techniques to achieve this goal. 


PEEL & LIFT 



PEEL & LIFT joins Jacket Required from Japan, to pay homage to punk, taking inspiration from pre-punk design influences of the early 70s, and the era's disparate group of urban bohemians, deeply dissatisfied with the rock 'n' roll of the time. The people who gathered on the Bowery in New York's Lower East Side and at the World's End area at the top of Chelsea's King's Road – a rag-tag group of desperate individuals – beat poets, yippies, situationists, artists, rock 'n' rollers, groupies, designers and fashionistas. Gays, prostitutes, drug dealers, beggars and all kind of subterranean residents... Their wardrobes are the theme of PEEL & LIFT's collection.

Having managed a vintage shop and an Under Cover store – designer Takeshi Hosoya launched the label in 2005. An active musician in the 70s, Hosoya’s initial collection picked up on military and workwear influences to make graphic, modern clothing – developing the label to produce seasonal wardrobes for groupies, designers and fashionistas.

After a gap of several years, PEEL & LIFT relaunched in 2011, and is now available in stores across Japan, London, Singapore, Sendai and Nagoya. Having recently teamed up with NEIGHBORHOOD’s youthful LUKER imprint, the collaborative collection puts Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood-inspired graphics on a range of garments, including T-shirts and button-downs.


Wax London



Committed to producing covetable, wearable clothing for a global community that begins with its friends, contemporary menswear label Wax London creates considered, functional garments from casual tailoring to simple jersey pieces. Celebrating the diversity ubiquitous in British culture, each collection upholds the brand’s three key principles that underpin everything it does, and exist in every fibre it produces – honesty, quality and communication. These are and always will be its priority.

Fuelled by a passion and desire to do more good, be better, raise the bar higher and go further than any other clothing brand on the planet. Crucially, Wax London believes that its point of difference is difference – difference in the way it sources materials, difference in the clothes it makes, difference in the sort of relationships it aspires to have with its customers. Aspiring to bring about change through good practice, reimagining classic garments using modern finishes and technical fabrics.


North Quarter by Christopher Shannon



A familiar name and key player in the menswear world, London-based Liverpudlian designer Christopher Shannon graduated from Central Saint Martins with a MA in Menswear. Having gone on to work with numerous renowned designers and fashion house Helmut Lang, Shannon set out on his own, having secured sponsorship from the British Fashion Council and Topman.

For autumn/winter 2016, we see a new launch – North Quarter by Christopher Shannon, delivering Shannon’s modernist vision of technical sportswear to a new premium customer – joining the dots between catwalk creativity and aspirational, quality-led menswear. With a focus on tech-led fabrics including bonded cotton, neoprene and soft shell constructions, the inaugural collection presents 50 distinctively branded styles led by jackets, knits, sweats, over-shirts, shirts and jogging pants.

Inspired by Shannon’s catwalk collection, North Quarter takes influences, design markers and key silhouettes from the designer’s mainline and repackages them for a detail-obsessed male customer, brought up on a diet of premium technical sportswear brands – speaking directly with the brand-led British males who have inspired Shannon’s creativity since the beginning of his career.
 

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