Japanese leather brand blackmeans was launched as a way to have your post-Punk hardcore but wear it in a manner more in keeping with current times.
By applying traditional techniques for cutting ethnic garments with influences from the anarchic fringe, blackmeans creates looks that shock but still invite. That seem folksy, but are anything but.
Like their collection named for the city of Hiroshima (right). Instead of focusing on its unfortunate past as the site of a devastating atomic bomb, they donate part of the proceeds to the stricken area and celebrate its status as International Peace Culture City. "We believe that the growth of world-class technologies have symbolized reconstruction and the present peace," they explain. "We will deliver to the world a message from Hiroshima toward a world without war, to the future without nuclear weapons."
- Lesley Scott
The aggressive feel of this endeavor is very congruent with the vibe of the Apocalytical fashion tribe which has a chic (but somewhat depressing) cloud of effitalltohellalready Doomsday & End Times that seems to follow them everywhere. For more of my posts about the Apocalytical tribe, CLICK HERE. To learn more about each of fashion's four mega-tribes that I track, START HERE.