This is the Visvim Academia Jacket in Harris Tweed (also available in black).
Visvim is known for understated, yet distinctive aesthetics and exacting craftsmanship and was founded by Hiroki Nakamura, a Kofu, Japan born designer who grew up in Tokyo.
His design education was not formal in many ways, but after spending eight years working with Burton Snowboards, Nakamura had a good idea of the kind of company he wanted to start in terms of ethics and production quality.
Because Visvim was a small brand to start, Nakamura’s approach has always been to work through collaborations. Each product by Visvim is approached as a single entity with a fresh slate. Often, designs are developed through outside influences and things Nakamura has seen. Often, he seeks the advice of his wide range of friends, a community of artists, musicians, writers, and designers to create new ideas.
One of Visvim’s most recognised aspects is the stringent enforcement of quality control standards in every garment created. Nakamura ensures each is made with the best materials and is as durable and long lasting as possible. In the same vein, the company attempts to use materials that are environmentally friendly.
To this end Harris Tweed fits the bill perfectly and as such has been used in designs before.
Shops carrying Visvim products are located throughout Japan and in select store across multiple countries worldwide.
[ CLICK THE ABOVE LINK, GO TO DISSERTATION SECTION, CLICK THROUGH TO VOL. 2 FW10-11 AND PRESS PLAY ON THE ARROW ICON OVER THE JACKET FOR ACCESS TO A VIDEO OF HTH’S RAE MACKENZIE TALKING ABOUT HARRIS TWEED ]