Camel Ac­tive ex­plores both the met­ro­pol­i­tan and wild land­scapes of Nip­pon for its fall/ win­ter 2018 Her­itage col­lec­tion

AugustMan (Malaysia) - - Report - WORDS BY KC YAP PHO­TOS BY CAMEL AC­TIVE

IN­SPIRED BY THE Land of the Ris­ing Sun,

Camel Ac­tive ex­plores both the tra­di­tional and modern en­vi­ron­ments of Tokyo, one of the most pop­u­lous, not to men­tion fu­tur­is­tic, me­trop­o­lises in the world, from the bright lights of neon-lit sky­scrapers and the city’s hus­tle and bus­tle, to the modern cul­ture and vig­or­ous beat of the ‘taiko’. The ex­plo­ration then con­tin­ues in the wilder­ness of Hokkaido, down the breath-tak­ing Hell Val­ley trail, with hot stream and vol­canic gases em­a­nat­ing from the ground, against the awe-in­spir­ing back­drop of snowy moun­tains.

All that is cap­tured in the brand’s fall/ win­ter 2018 col­lec­tion, fea­tur­ing newly in­ter­preted, tai­lored clas­sics meet heav­ily treated work­wear. The look is clean and com­bines ca­sual tai­lor­ing with dif­fer­ent com­bi­na­tions of ma­te­ri­als, treat­ments and colour-block­ing, in mix-and-match style.

Check shirts are given a new look with multi-coloured place­ments, in a wide range of pro­por­tions and ge­ome­tries such as li­brary checks, shaded checks and travel checks to cre­ate a nat­u­ral, modern feel. Colour-block­ing and con­trast-tip­ping is also an im­por­tant theme in this col­lec­tion, with ver­ti­cal colour­block­ing in t-shirts and long-sleeve shirts and con­trast-tip­ping in bags and t-shirts mak­ing it a new fash­ion state­ment. Gar­ment dyed treat­ment in chi­nos and cam­ou­flage that are used in the all-over print is al­ways the sig­na­ture of camel ac­tive mil­i­tary look.

The over­all colour in this col­lec­tion plays in har­mony to cre­ate a sub­tle and au­then­tic look.

Dis­tinc­tive and mas­cu­line shoes such as boots in both mid-cut and high-cut, loafers and Vamos are made of ro­bust leather and welt ac­cents with light­weight deep tread soles. Ad­di­tional func­tions such as light­ness and com­fort­a­bil­ity of the in­ner lin­ings are im­por­tant fea­tures and coun­ter­part to the dis­tinc­tive look.

Fun­da­men­tal fea­tures such as spa­cious com­part­ments, mul­ti­ple pock­ets (de­tach­able pock­ets) and light­weight are deeply rooted in the bag col­lec­tion, ideal for out­door trav­ellers and daily use. The high-qual­ity leather is also ap­plied to small leather goods such as belts and wal­lets, with the waxy grainy, washed ef­fects and ir­reg­u­lar shades con­vey­ing the ur­ban work­man­ship. AM

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