Can we learn something from our deep-sea friends?

Can we learn something from our deep-sea friends?

There is so much we don’t know about the ocean, about 95% of it to give you an idea. For all we know aliens could be living below the surface. Some scientists are even suggesting that the best place to learn about extraterrestrial life is in our oceans. Personally, I couldn’t agree more as one of th…
Foraging in the Laotian Jungle

Foraging in the Laotian Jungle

The rich biodiversity in Laos’ mountainous jungle never cease to amaze me. From edible insects to wild greens, the forest is where Laotians source food to sustain their livelihood. Today let's hike with our fingers, through the lush terrain of Laos to forage for wild edibles and take a peek at how l…
The Counterculture Power of Paisley

The Counterculture Power of Paisley

In connection to LSD and the hippie movement of the 60s, the Paisley print tells us a story about finding meaning in life. The print’s blossoming swirls captured the third-eye of a counter-culture that was based on connecting oneself with the universe. In the early 60s, paisley became a sort of ‘a..…
Space Dirty Laundry

Space Dirty Laundry

Have you ever wondered how astronauts do their laundry up in space? Is there a cosmic laundromat that vacuum and wash it? In this post, we explore how much clothes the astronauts need and how they took care of their dirty laundry. Like us here on earth, astronauts work, exercise, and go to sleep....
The Paddy Shirt

The Paddy Shirt

The earliest written record of Chinese buttons date back to Zhou Dynasty (1100 BC – 256 BC). It consists of a round button and loop, usually made with cotton cords using a Chinese Macrame technique. Through time, these buttons have made a distinct contribution to Chinese and Asian culture. It's comm…
Bamboo: A Poor Man’s Timber

Bamboo: A Poor Man’s Timber

If I had to choose just one plant to survive on an island, it would have to be bamboo. Yes, bamboo. Aside from being one of the oldest building materials, these leafy green poles have a Universe of uses far beyond chopsticks in Asian takeout. Today I’d like to take you up to the mountainous bamboo f…
For the love of Camo

For the love of Camo

A little love letter to the artisans who breathe life into my simple doodles. I often gasp at how their skills make beauty beyond my peanut brain can imagine. This W'menswear suit is the embodiment of everything I stand for. It’s made in traditional Kimono fabric, but camo in true W’menswear form...…
Good 'Ol Whats-Her-Face

Good 'Ol Whats-Her-Face

As our community have struggled with the effects of the global pandemic, I have seen great impact on the artisans and family-owned garment suppliers. I value our relationship dearly. They breathe life into my ideas with wisdom and skills passed-down over generations, and I have the utmost respect.…
Kapital's

Kapital's "Flare Star"

“Flare Star”, the latest book by our friends Kapital, has been a long-awaited concept for designer Kiro Hirata and his photographer pal Eric Kvatek. Back in 2015, I first met the two, to work on a Kapital production in Thailand. The shoot was intended to be shot in Vietnam, but moved to Northern T…
The Landing Shirt

The Landing Shirt

The W'menswear Landing Shirt has been constructed in a lightweight woven cotton and screen printed in the traditional method in Japan. The front panel is cotton Panama cloth, developed by the British military during WWII for tropical climates. This shirt keeps you cool and fresh in hot and humid w..…