With the news of designer extraordinaire, Marc Newson’s appointment as Senior Vice President of Design at Apple, the industrial designer has also released the 10-year anniversary collection of G-Star by Marc Newson. First presented at the London Design Museum earlier this year, the capsule range features twelve limited edition leather jackets, signed by Newson, exclusive to luxury e-tailer oki-ni.com
In a world of one-off collaborations, denim specialist brand G-Star RAW and Australian industrial designer Marc Newson have reasonable cause for celebration. Since 2004, the G-Star by Marc Newson capsule collections have become renowned for their architectural constructions, distinct graphics, streetwear references, and premium fabrications. The 10-year Anniversary Collection is no exception, offering everything and more that fans have come to love from G-Star RAW by Marc Newson.
The collection highlight is the Reversible Tour Jacket. The changeable bomber jacket features a collection of patches that represent the decade’s worth of collaboration graphics. When turned from the silver bowling sateen, a black quilted side is revealed for a minimalist alternative. Newson said at the launch.
“The inspiration was simply to identify and focus on what we felt were the iconic motifs over the last ten years and to represent them visually in a single piece, which could itself become iconic within the context of our history.”
An exclusive version of the piece has been created for oki-ni.com. Produced in premium leather, though not reversible, the limited edition 12-piece run are each numbered, and signed by Newson.
The best of Japanese selvedge denim is also, as always, an essential part of the range. Cut to Newson’s take on the traditional 5-pocket jeans, the 5-Pocket Denim Slim, retains workwear inspiration with boxy back pockets and rivet-trimmed front pockets. Newson’s enduring fascination with uniform dressing is also apparent. Designed to be treated like your denim, without ironing or dry-cleaning, the Seven Day Suit features luxury wool pieces to suit every occasion.
Tees and sweats in premium cottons are identifiably G-Star by Marc Newson, with simple yet bold, varsity-inspired artwork. The collection is completed with the Dalm and Nuag prints, an abstracted take on traditional spots and stripes that add intriguing contrast to the cleaner graphics.