Maiden Noir is set to celebrate its seventh anniversary with this capsule collection in collaboration with seven different brands: Challenger, Stussy Deluxe, NexusVII, New Era, Porter, Timberland and Skookum. Some of the pieces are already available , exclusively in a pop-up shop in the Stussy Harajuku chapter store. The pop-up shop will open its doors to New York (NYC Stussy) in early October and then onto Toronto (Haven), Los Angeles, and finally Seattle.
For Spring 2012, Maiden Noir is releasing some top-notch product. “A brand that has successfully merged an American vision with Japanese sensibilities, the brand is set atop the American high street pyramid. “ In this preview, we get looks at the label’s shirting and even some of their collaborative efforts with Japanese bagmaker Porter. (via hb)
Unstructured cotton sportcoats and lightweight outerwear are key pieces for spring. Maiden Noir’s Officer Club Coat balances functional outerwear elements with the refinements of a sportcoat in this hybrid jacket. Made of 100% cotton, it features a three button front, patch pockets with button closures at the hips, two large interior pockets, and a removable throat latch. This is a good option on those cool spring days where a raincoat might be overkill.
Maiden Noir’s rendition of the deck jacket features a shawl collar neck and front naval buttons for added steeze appeal. It’s made from a Japanese Ripstop fabric that’s sure to protect you from the elements.
Buy It: $276 at Maiden Noir
Maiden Noir’s Fall 2010 lookbook entitled, “Wasted Youth”, highlights a collection which is made from Japanese fabrics with selvage denim that’s tailored in Japan. The collection is a look through the eyes of a young war photographer trying to find meaning in what he is documenting.
The cut and sew pieces in the collection pay tribute to a heritage of vintage silhouettes though leaning toward a more refined and clean classic look. Fabrics used are a mix of heavy cotton twill, herringbone Frog Skin reversible camouflage, Army cloth twill and moleskin. The focus is on the detailing, tailoring and materials.
Maiden Noir’s always delivering solid offerings with some fine details and the cameraman jacket is just that. We see it’s got plenty of pockets, as it should, considering for whom it’s made. The one thing we don’t expect is the camouflage under the collar and the understated appeal is definitely welcomed.