N4 2012 Spring/Summer Collection
2012 Spring/Summer Collection
The name N4 refers to the code number for Sumi Black – the color of Japanese charcoal – which is used in most zen art works and during dying methods. The label is the result of an organic evolution and collaboration between designers Koichi Watanabe and Hiroshi Kurita, the proprietor of Gadget Inc., the company behind Mindtrive – one of the most successful arbiters of men’s style in Japan. Their Spring/Summer 2012 collection sees the use of colors that are mindful of the overlap of the warm weather seasons. In utilizing breathable materials like mesh and chambray, the overall line looks well-suited for the approaching tickle from summer’s embrace.