50 years. That’s how long New York-based brand Hunting World went without showing a full ready-to-wear collection on a runway. At Pitti Uomo 92, the brand broke new ground, showcasing a collection by recently-hired designer Yosuke Aizawa. Aizawa’s past credits include founding White Mountaineering, working with Comme des Garcons, Moncler and Barbour – which should clue you in that he’s a man with a honed eye for fashionable sportswear.
Aizawa showed a collection of pared back and modern summer essentials evoking the spirit of adventure and the great outdoors. The clothes were effortless, and seamlessly blended technical sensibilities with a modern customer’s more stylish demands. Nearly all the models carried handsome bags, carry-alls and luggages, which looked hardy enough for use in – well, presumably – the hunting world, and stylish enough for airport transfers. That’s a best-of-both-worlds win for us.