Uniting classic American workwear and a minimalist Japanese aesthetic, the Bridge & Burn x Kiriko collaboration presents a unique, stylish collection of men’s and women’s apparel, featuring heritage Japanese textiles within a capsule collection of classic Northwest designs.
The Portland design partnership was hatched over a round of sake when Bridge & Burn founder, Erik Prowell and Kiriko’s creator, Katsu Tanaka asked each other this question: “What is the best of your brand?” The late-night revelry turned into an entirely new joint collection inspired by trademark Bridge & Burn apparel but incorporating more fashion-forward silhouettes and daring Japanese fabric and texture choices including: Mikawa heritage cotton; Sashi-ori, the fabric used in Kendo and Judo uniforms to act as woven armor; Kasuri-ori, a Japanese weave technique similar to Ikat; Indigo, the popular natural dye used in Japanese cottons; and Sashiko, a decorative stitch that literally translates to “tiny stabs”.
Each style in the Bridge & Burn x Kiriko limited capsule collection is named after a mountain in Japan – a nod to the natural elements that inspire both the Bridge & Burn and Kiriko brands.
The men’s range includes 6 new styles: a mid-weight trucker jacket ($188), with Sashi-ori covered shoulders and water resistant Indigo cotton face, a lightweight chore coat with bold striped Mikawa cotton lining, an insulated vest with Mikawa striped accents and a water resistant face, two new button down shirt styles, and a new relaxed fit pant available in Indigo and a cotton/wool blend – The Maru.
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