“Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme.”
For LANDLORD’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection, Creative Director, Ryohei Kawanishi, finds inspiration in reggae music and style. Before coming to New York, Kawanishi lived in East London’s Dalston Junction neighborhood, where while surrounded by a fusion of Afro-Caribbean, Asian and European cultures, he was often immersed in the energy of reggae music.
Kawanishi continues to pull inspiration from his old neighborhood in London as well as his current home in Harlem. The Spring/Summer 2018 collection fuses this aesthetic with LANDLORD’s utilitarian DNA to present streetwear with a twisted perspective.
For LANDLORD’s fourth season, the brand is debuting new collaborations with Blackmeans, a label known for traditional Japanese leather craftsmanship; Mauri, the Italian footwear brand that specializes in exotic skins; and Novesta, the European sneaker brand, founded in Slovakia in 1939.
LANDLORD is a menswear brand founded in 2015 in New York, when Ryohei Kawanishi teamed up with a U.S. military-contracted factory owner to start a streetwear/fashion brand, rooted in utilitarian style. Spring/Summer 2018 marks LANDLORD’s fourth season, and third consecutive season showing at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Retailers include Opening Ceremony in New York, Los Angeles, Japan and online; SSENSE and several stockists in Japan.
Dubbed by Billboard Magazine as “hip-hop’s favorite label,” LANDLORD has been worn by many celebrities, including Big Sean, Joey Bada$$, Migos, A$AP Rocky, Rae Sremmurd, The Weeknd, Tyga and more.