Nanamica’s SS22 is a poignant reflection on presentism, delivered through the mediums of poetry and clothing.
Nanamica’s SS22 works around the prospect of “life tech wear that fills the heart,” which is a rather endearing way of looking at the powers of well-made clothing.
To set the scene, Nanamica summarises the brand’s ethos with a poem:
I took a deep breath and exhaled.
The scent of sprouting flowers is subtly mixed in the pleasant breeze.
The sunlight is warm and illuminates the surface of the sea and continues forever.
I feel the best.
The sand carried by the waves and wind has spread complex colors over a considerable period of time.
“Now, what should we start with?”
And while not exactly Mishima – perhaps we can blame Google Translate for that – the poem does contain lovely themes, bringing us into the present so that we’re suitably ready to feel the comfort of well-made clothes. Inhale. Exhale.
So, where do we start?
Nanamica’s Deck Jacket is a forward thinking taffeta masterpiece, complete with a proud criss-cross ribbed collar and tennis ball pocket duad that rides the line between sophistication and relaxation.
There’s a 2L Gore-Tex mac that has pockets full of secret specs. The outer shell is Gore-Tex, the lining is in-house COOLMAX, and, for extra measure, there’s, in Oi Polloi’s words, a “smorgasbord of pocketry.” Six in total: two for hands, two for sarnies, and two for unmentionables. We’ll leave that up to you.
Oi Polloi’s range of Nanamica is overflowing, so check it out on the site or in-store, where you can feel the depth yourself. Now, inhale. Exhale.