Under the theme "Spec," White Mountaineering has turned to military designs for its 2015-16 A/W collection. By using technical textiles such as Gore-Tex, Primaloft and Saitos and mixing them with natural fabrics such as leather and wool, the brand remained true to itself and presented a collection fusing the outdoors and urban life.
Designer Yosuke Aizawa focused on the brand concept of uniting design, function and technology, and unveiled a collection full of camouflage prints inspired from amoeba and watermarks. For his presentation, Aizawa had the models pose around a light gray tent, also decorated with camouflage.
For the collection, the designer portrayed camouflage patterns by fusing geometric, floral, and owl motifs. The owl motifs decorate knit caps to socks, allowing a literally head to toe style. The slew of owls each seem to have their own facial expression, which stare into your eyes. While the textiles are a definite dazzler, key colors were subtle in tone, introducing khaki, faded black, and gray with tints of white. For the women’s collection, camel takes the place of khaki to suggest a more elegant and soft feel.
On the feet of the models was the anticipated second collaboration with Adidas, sneakers adorned with layered camouflage print in the colors charcoal and white gray. Other collaborations include mountain boots designed with Spectusshoeco, baseball caps, a team-up with Cooperstown, and a lineup of backpacks, helmet bags and shoulder bags with Porter.