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What Are Kapital and Kapital Kountry?
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What Are Kapital and Kapital Kountry?

The history behind Kapital and Kapital Kountry

By Gunner Park August 05, 2019 18 Comments
From Kanye to ComplexCon: A Brief History of Takashi Murakami
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From Kanye to ComplexCon: A Brief History of Takashi Murakami

An icon of Japanese modern art.

By Gunner Park May 06, 2019 5 Comments
Marketing Authenticity: Shinola's Convoluted History
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Marketing Authenticity: Shinola's Convoluted History

“You don’t know shit from Shinola.” While originally a reference to their top of the li...

By Gunner Park May 03, 2019 8 Comments
One Brick At A Time: A Brief History of MediCom Toy
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One Brick At A Time: A Brief History of MediCom Toy

Endlessly fawning over clothes is exhausting. Eventually, every fashion-fanatic widens ...

By Gunner Park December 20, 2018 4 Comments
Reacting to Foam: A History of Nike React Technology
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Reacting to Foam: A History of Nike React Technology

Back in February, Nike unveiled its [Epic React Flyknit sneaker](https://techcrunch.com...

By Gunner Park December 06, 2018 7 Comments
Community is Key: Deconstructing Vogue’s Forces of Fashion
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Community is Key: Deconstructing Vogue’s Forces of Fashion

For this year’s *Vogue*'s Forces of Fashion conference, change was at the center of the...

By Oona Kyung And Gunner Park October 17, 2018 2 Comments
Grateful to the Dead: Psychedelia and DIY Streetwear
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Grateful to the Dead: Psychedelia and DIY Streetwear

*"It's pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind of countercu...

By Gunner Park October 04, 2018 17 Comments
Abercrombie & Fitch: Grappling With Heritage
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Abercrombie & Fitch: Grappling With Heritage

There was a time when [Abercrombie & Fitch](https://www.abercrombie.com/shop/us) was gr...

By Gunner Park September 10, 2018 15 Comments
A Unique Approach to Clothing: The Story of Uniqlo
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A Unique Approach to Clothing: The Story of Uniqlo

If one were to trace the genesis of contemporary Japanese menswear, it would begin in t...

By Gunner Park May 14, 2018 21 Comments
Reinventing the Classics: The Balance of Hender Scheme
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Reinventing the Classics: The Balance of Hender Scheme

In stark opposition to fast fashion and mass production, there are designers who chose ...

By Gunner Park April 25, 2018 8 Comments
Before Yohji, Rei or Issey: Kansai Yamamoto's Lost Legacy
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Before Yohji, Rei or Issey: Kansai Yamamoto's Lost Legacy

Kansai Yamamoto isn't exactly a household name when discussing Japanese fashion. Rather...

By Gunner Park March 16, 2018 23 Comments
Phantom Thread's Exploration of Submission and Symbiosis in Love and Fashion
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Phantom Thread's Exploration of Submission and Symbiosis in Love and Fashion

Since its release, Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson's newest film shot in beautiful...

By Gunner Park January 15, 2018 13 Comments
Japanese Selvedge: The History of the Osaka 5
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Japanese Selvedge: The History of the Osaka 5

Following the "Ivy" movement spearheaded by Kensuke Ishizu of VAN Jacket, Japanese male...

By Gunner Park January 08, 2018 14 Comments
A Selection of Our Favorite Collaborations With The North Face
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A Selection of Our Favorite Collaborations With The North Face

A staple of American heritage, The North Face offers an array of unique, functional gar...

By Gunner Park November 30, 2017 9 Comments
Hysteric Glamour's Pop Art Legacy
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Hysteric Glamour's Pop Art Legacy

With Japan’s ceaseless adoption and reinterpretation of American culture, it is no surp...

By Gunner Park September 14, 2017 13 Comments
Carpe Diem: The Genesis of Modern Avant-Garde
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Carpe Diem: The Genesis of Modern Avant-Garde

The most influential designers you've never heard of.

By Gunner Park August 14, 2017 30 Comments