At the start of the week the Napapijri x Martine Rose capsule collection got a surprise restock on Slam Jam Socialism – much to the delight of instagram trawling streetwear devotees who keep the culture thriving and ever-growing.
So here at LAF we take a look at what made this collab one of the most interesting moments to happen in streetwear this whole year.
We’ve seen the silhouettes widen, stretch and expand again over the past few seasons, partly because we were guilty of wearing our clothes far too tight a couple of years ago. But we can exhale and relax now, allowing the blood flow freely through our bodies as it’s time to get cozy in wide, baggy and oversized fits again.
Napapijri x Martine Rose’s capsule collection trumps everything we’ve seen so far, the exaggerated proportions come locked and loaded with the urban sensibility of youth in the 90’s, a major source of inspiration for Rose while making the collection. The fleece overalls and pullovers are thick and feature the rugged Napapijri Curly fleece material that would for sure keep you protected against the cold this Winter. While the skidoo anorak is awkwardly bulky and much like the rest of the collection laced with the functionality that epitomises Napapijri.
Reminiscent of the NY 90’s hip-hop scene – think Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep and Big L and you’ll understand how wonderfully captured the lookbook was by Alexandra Gordienko as her streetstyle portraits bring to the fore the elements of layering and sheer volume that makes the period in culture be it style/music and the New York lifestyle so iconic.
To wrap things up and to see the full scope of the work done by the two collaborators be sure to visit the Napa x Martine Rose website for a nostalgic P.C.desktop-aesthetic/analog arcade-style webpage and enjoy navigating through it with your shooter cursor.