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Backlash by Isamu Katayama Spring 2012

PARIS, Jun 25, 2011/ FW/ — Using tribal and rock influences, Isamu Katayama designing for his own label Backlash proposed rider jackets and snug-fitting shirts that are deliciously wearable and covetable.

But, don’t equate the description “wearable” as commercial, because the collection is far from even being considered as mass market. The collection is artisanal and leans heavily on intellectual.

Entitled “The Next Native Collection”, Backlash’s Spring / Summer 2012 has the label’s most representative pieces, “product dyed” riders jacket in green, orange or red. The suede shirt is tartan printed or western style while top leather pieces are combined with denim bottoms with various shapes.

[MARI DAVIS]

Paris Menswear Spring 2012

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