Kicking off their collection for the first time at the Italian tradeshow, New York based AR was a pleasant surprise. AR is designed by Tatsugo Yoda, the owner of Aloha Rag. Showing their SRPLS and their seasonal stuff, the American company unveiled some serious collaborations - most of them need to remain secret for a while - with solid partners. We can only talk about the footwear partnership with Japanese shoes artisan Hiroshi Tsubouchi who realized an elegant country brogue boot with a contemporary twist and two pair of derby shoes.
The overall look to the collection is a solid offering that goes beyond with an incredible range of stand out pieces, from slim fitted bomber jackets to woodland camo blazers.
Japanese fabrics are the last ingredients in a balanced blend of design, tailoring and attention to details.
Words by Enrico Grigoletti