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Volga Volga SS17

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Volga Volga Spring Summer 2017 - Erebus

Volga Volga is a modern Tokyo-based clothing brand launched in 2001 by Russian designer Mikhail Panteleev and his wife, Japanese pattern maker Shiori Kurushima. In their formative days, they were fortunate enough to collaborate with the likes of Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons fame, for the Corso Como-Commes des Garçons collection as well as working with famous Japanese department store Isetan for a menswear collection.

While their overall designs appear pretty mainstream, the process through which each piece comes to life is extensive. They use three-dimensional cutting methods and meticulously selected luxurious fabrics to create easily wearable, stress free garments. In fact, for their Spring Summer menswear collection there is a technical fabric used in some of the pieces, which looks like polyester, which can only be found in one other place (we are told), and that is NASA. This technical fabric is meant to repel water yet breathe while it also repels bacteria, meaning it needs to be washed less. Having spent some time in Tokyo, I can tell you that breathable fabric is necessary in the summertime. 

Just as many of our luxurious new labels, each item has its own personality, each being finished by hand in their Tokyo atelier. Most of the pieces were garment dyed, meaning they are constructed completely with their raw materials then dyed to get their final colouring. While each piece is very easy to wear, the innovative fabrics and well-determined fits make Volga Volga stand out from the crowd.

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