NEEDLES

Japanese men's collection. Needles is the in-house label from Japan's Nepenthes group, designed by its founder, Keizo Shimizu. Over the past several years, the brand has established a dedicated following not only in Japan, but throughout the world due in part to Shimizu's knack for pushing boundaries of construction and design. Nothing is beyond the realm of possibility within the quirky world of Needles: from snakeskin velour tracksuits to reconstructed military jackets to organic linen pants, Shimizu's creativity in fabrication is unmatched. Yet despite his innovation, Shimizu creates references points that make each piece in his collection relatable and wearable.