Not usually one for thematic collections, like everyone else, in 2020 N Hoolywood founder and head designer Daisuke Obana found the rhythm of his life interrupted. While confined under lockdown, Obana became fascinated with the US Space Command’s decision to send two astronauts to the International Space Station in the midst of the biggest global health crisis in a century. Captivated by the possibility of imagining beyond the pandemic-induced claustrophobia and isolation, the resulting collection bears the marks of a visionary designer looking forward.
True to form, on his cosmic forays Obana steered clear of literal interpretation of his chosen theme. Instead—with his trademark eye for formal innovation—the designer sought to allude to interplanetary travel more obliquely through highly considered use of new materials and space-inspired details. Lockdown also provided Obana with ample time to reflect on his past work, excavating from his archives the designs he deemed most fundamental for the world as it is today. In doing so, Obana puts the past in dialogue with the present while imagining future possibilities.
N Hoolywood’s new ‘Under Summit Wear’ line tries to conceive of clothing in its most minimal terms, taking inspiration from underwear designs commitment to simplicity and comfort. The N Hoolywood Staple Pants are an easy pant designed with minimum fuss. Constructed from a durable poly-rayon-nylon blend fabric specially designed to be abrasion-resistant, this lounge pant sports a nine-tenths length wide leg and a unique drape. Here in a classic black colourway, these pants also feature an elasticated waist with an adjustable drawstring.
Made in Japan from 73% polyester, 22% rayon, 5% polyurethane.
Style Number: 24RCH-090.
Model is 179cm and wears size 36.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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