Let me hit you with the brief on LONGJOURNEY, who we've written about a few times here: The LA-based brand channels pieces of yore for new silhouettes and designs, often sourcing vintage fabrics to create interesting modern pieces. The signature LJ look stems from old military fabrics, but also veers into athleticwear as well. It sort of feels like Maharishi mixed with Blue Blue Japan with a sprinkling of sports-centric pieces like tapered track pants in between, all of which is high praise. The designers behind the label, Alex Carapetian and Alonzo Ester, stuck with the core tenet of reconstructing vintage garments, but managed to take things in a slightly different direction for S/S 15. That means more indigo, Hawaiian tie-dye and patchwork designs, all while keeping the overall selection controlled and balanced. Though LJ's previous collections relied on some subtler paneling in mostly black, nearly all of S/S 15 rests firmly in indigo. Included is a well-rounded mixture of outerwear, including two sick fishtail parkas, bombers with sashiko-like patchwork paneling and what looks like a windbreaker, alongside shorts, shirts and pants you'd expect from a brand like Kapital. I'm not sure if an indigo windbreaker is actually possible—sort of in the same vein as leather sweatpants—but it's there and it looks fucking great. S/S 15 may be the turning point for LONGJOURNEY's exposure as it's been picked up by both Barneys and Colette moving forward.
Originally published on Four Pins