A Japanese-designed, Italian-styled collection that is heavily appreciated on an American blog —Camoshita could potentially make the world explode, or at least the Internets. After a meeting in midtown the other day, I popped into Barneys to survey the new goods that had recently arrived. Low and behold, right there on the main men’s floor, was the Camoshita collection. It reminded me of these images from Pitti that have clearly been neglected for too long. Though, all is not lost because these clothes still have a few more months before they hit stores.
The Camoshita collection is designed and produced under the United Arrows umbrella by Yasuto Kamoshita (the UA creative director) in Japan, and the line beautifully represents the double-barreled Japanese commitments to craftsmanship and Italian tailoring.
While I wouldn’t put the creativity of many of the Japanese designers in the same class as the Italians (especially when it comes to tailored clothing), I definitely have to pay respect to Yasuto Kamoshita for this collection. Considering everything from colors to fit, the clothes just feel right and the styling is spot on. It’s a different beast than Piombo or Isaia that’s for sure, but the line is still very well made and covetable in it’s own special way. In a sense, Camoshita is a menswear perfect storm.