Breaks London Menswear Autumn/Winter 2012

Breaks London is a relatively new and promising menswear label founded in 2010 by Ryo Yamazaki and Kohji Yanagi. Originally from Japan but currently based in London, the two designers decided to create a label anchored on the concept of rebellious rock and punk imagery but eclectically reinterpreted by a modern sensibility that is fused with minimal and sharp modern elements, and toned down by a classic palette.

For Autumn/Winter 2012, the third and latest collection by Breaks London includes garments inspired by the British capital’s famous sartorial styles of the 1960s and 1970s, namely mod and punk looks that contrast with hints of sophistication as portrayed by late 1970s luxury menswear. The designers used high quality fabrics, including sheep skins, cow hide, lamb leathers and fur mixed with luxurious wool and cotton blends to create contrasting textured silhouettes (such as cropped and flared trousers, wide and cinched overcoats, and fitted turtlenecks under outerwear with wide lapels) with overall very successful results.

Breaks London clothes are currently stocked at the store Wolf & Badger in London and are also sold on a few online retailers while expansion plans are underway.