December 2011

Title: All things WTAPS./85th entry「TRASH」

WTAPS calls denim such as trousers
with modifications applied to such as “TRASH”.
Torn, faded, repaired, surface abrasions, wrinkles, stains, etc.
pre-applied allow you to enjoy that used feel
fresh out the box.
These items can be found in almost any season’s collection, but the extent
and feel of modification changes depending on the season’s theme and styling.

In the V&W collection which have already been introduced in some magazines and also in our 84th entry of All things WTAPS, a denim set up with extensive damage modifications and repair will be released.
The products are still in the works, but you should be able to see them on the official WTAPS site under the NEWS section on December 15th (Thu).
And the planned SNEAK collection release of a
rip stop JUNGLE set up will also be TRASH.

FYI, the rigid denim opposite of TRASH is called RAW by us.


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Yukiyoshi Shimada / Production


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Title: All things WTAPS./84th entry「 Fun to share」

WTAPS×VANS SYNDICATE gets released periodically.
Initially this collaboration work started mainly with shoes
sometimes releasing shirts, tees, and hooded sweatshirts along with the shoes,
but as of last season, V&W was started as a proper apparel line.

I feel the appeal VANS have
are of course how cool they look when all beat
but also how on a wet surface right about when you lift your foot off
there is a footprint left that you can tell right away was made by VANS
and the OFF THE WALL logo proudly stuck on the heel.
In V&W those details are spread all throughout
subtly, but something you do not want miss at all,
creating an item group that gives you the excitement to seek and wear.
Of course you would want to wear an old school styled item
like a thermal set up with the OFF THE WALL logo all over it.
Well, personally I do.
The feeling of fun you get from such an item
is a fascinating aspect of the brand VANS
and is something which fans of VANS can share among each other.

This season’s items will already be coming in next week.
Of course there will be shoes this time too
but at the same time if you can feel that fun
by having a good look at the V&W items
I feel the sense of unity will create another form of fun.
Well, personally I did.


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Shiori Etsugu / PR


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Title: All things WTAPS./83rd entry「2012SS」

The 2012 Spring Summer collection catalog shoot took place the other day.
This season also welcomed a new photographer for the shoot.
This catalog marks the 10th
but each time there is a new discovery.

As a brand
as clothing
and as a piece.

Through trial and error
the season’s collection is taken from many different angles
wrapped up in the form of a catalog so everyone can have a look.

The distribution is a little further down the road
but I feel you should be able to look at it with a fresh feel.


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Tetsu Nishiyama / Director


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Title: All things WTAPS./82nd entry「Hemlines」

There are different styles pant legs are finished
but mainly the finish can be broken down into two styles;
single or double (officially known as turned up cuffs or “kabura”).
Out of this season’s items, WAILERS is finished in a double
and also the 2 models GENTS and TOSH are also presented as doubles.
By finishing it off as a double, weight is created at the hem
and the material goes straight down creating a nice silhouette for pants.
The width of the double depends on the balance between what else is worn
and the shoes, but WTAPS bases the width at 40mm.
Your final coordinate style can change with just the hemline
so please go out and find the balance which works for you.
 

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Yasunari Iwasaki / Pattern Maker


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Title: All things WTAPS./81st entry「Is it already that time」

Passed the peak known as the exhibition we have twice a year
you would think the atelier has settled a bit
but it is not that easy.
This season’s production, work for the New Year, preparation for the next season, and furthermore preparation for the next season’s exhibition;
there are many things that need to get done.

My norm was to clean up before moving on to the next
but lately things have been piling up and my desk is somewhat cluttered.
I was not liking this and was just thinking about a good point for a fresh start, when I realized in just over a month it will be the end of the year.
This actually is good, and I have just started to plan many things.
I cannot wait for that time, in a different way than when I was a child.


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Naoyuki Inoue / Production


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