Saturday 16th January

| BY Paul Toner

Children Of The Discordance: Menswear AW21

Hideaki Shikama’s Children of the Discordance is synonymous for its bandana prints. The Tokyo-based, ethically headed, label has been utilising deadstock fabrics and vintage materials since 2011 – long before the rest of the fashion pack caught on – to create nostalgic menswear. Y’know, the sort of relaxed street-centric staples that could’ve easily been worn by a New York skater as much as a west coast rapper in the 1990s. Luckily, the appeal for this sort of garb is still rife today and Shikama used AW21 as a chance to approach more archetypes.

Premiered in a rap cypher dubbed Doom, which featured a cohort of Tokyo’s rising musicians, the collection winded its way through knitwear, denim and ace outerwear. This season, the bandana print wasn’t a focal point, but quietly made its way throught the collection (a multi-coloured bomber jacket in a puffy, crinkled finish was a stand out). Instead, tye-dye, tattoo prints and Moroccan rug-like finishings flourished, captured in slouched, comfy fits that’ll look just as good out and about as they would plonked on the settee.

Photography courtesy of Children Of The Discordance.

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