So what about Bangkok makes it such a hungry breeding ground for a retailer like Beams, that promotes individuality and a more inconspicuous idea of luxury in a shopping landscape saturated by opulence? Explore the curious concept with us as we watch a culture of individuality and the art of ’being’ blossom around Asia. Welcome to Bangkok Beams (again) !..
Our first season for W’menswear has closed its order books to our new retailers around the world. We couldn’t be more chuffed with the response to our debut Fall collection, and to give you an idea of what goes on in the underbelly of the rag trade, we invite you to share the journey with us.
As a not-so-well-known destination on the vintage route in Tokyo, Mel Antique deserves every bit of recognition for its exquisite collection of French cotton and linen, ranging from 1830 to 1950. Owner Takatoshi Tanaka is no understatement to the term ’passionate’, and his spirit is rooted in France where he spends long digging trips around the countryside - looking for these incredible pieces from old barn houses and warehouses.
So yes, the capsule collaboration between Nigel Cabourn and Japanese retail mountain Journal Standard is no new news but that’s not why we’re here. We’re here because our buddy Nigel himself is taking you on a tour through ’The Drawing Room’ and all the tiny details that make it so great.
Bellanie Salcedo makes the most beautiful leather goods that speak to time and maturity. We’ve gone into her studio to see what makes her tick.
We’ve mixed and matched strong acetate with classic workwear silhouettes, using all the vintage from Down Under we could get our hands on. Pastel tones were the base colours for our Australiana festival, and we even managed to throw a classic pair of King Gee coveralls from the 70s for good measure.
We’ve prepared a collection of our favourite outerwear pieces on the internet, shapes for his and hers, of many Ponytail flavours. Take a look at shapes we think will transcend trend and last you many winters. Think of them as starchy staples in your winter diet. The point here is to invest in timelessness, coolness, and warmth.
Our latest editorial brings us to a sunny winters day in Tokyo along the banks of the Nakameguro stream - my favorite spot in cherry blossom season. Here are some curated looks that float our boat.
Our pals Mahout have collaborated with one of our favourite French heritage brands, Armor Lux on a very vintage looking bag line.
So with the New Year, I revisited my workspace and took away the confusing clutter. It’s where I create, and where I am inspired, so here are some of my favourite things that right now keep me ticking, until the next overhaul.