Backlash by Isamu Katayama

Backlash by Isamu Katayama

Backlash is a Japanese brand founded and led by Isamu Katayama with a major focus on leather.

It's not a company I have come across before in Britain or in the press, so perhaps it will be new to you too.













Published - 10 February 2011

Backlash by Isamu Katayama

 

Backlash is a Japanese brand founded and led by Isamu Katayama with a major focus on leather. 

It's not a company I have come across before in Britain or in the press, so perhaps it will be new to you too. I got the chance to check out a few of Isamu's designs in a hip Parisian bar (thanks to système-D) where we went after the Petar Petrov show, accompanied by Kristina from Larapixie and Sarah Hay, the Paris editor for i-D (whom I also recommend following on Twitter here). Over the free bar (my favourite kind...) and snacks, we we examined a few of the looks on three models brought along for the evening. I was a little disappointed that there weren't any accessories on show - looking at the Backlash website, the leather bags seem to be a particular strong-point. From seeing the clothes it was also clear that the leather pieces were far superior to the others. A brown suede biker-style jacket fitted neatly and would look very chic on a city boy, and I also liked the black leather Isamu himself was wearing underneath a fabric jacket. I felt the other items on show were a bit weaker, but I do recommend looking at the rest of the collection online - easier said than done, though, unless you're fluent in Japanese...

 

 

 

 

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