Kinfolk AW16: Good Times International / by VOCAL


As the creators of thoughtfully elegant lifestyle and product experiences, Kinfolk has announces the coming release of their Autumn/ Winter 2016 apparel collection. Melding a range of casual outerwear and knitwear along with iconic formal pieces, the Good Times International collection incorporates two capsule collaborations with La Paz and Cockpit USA for an unexpected contrast of styles that find harmony in astute design. 

Kinfolk’s Good Times International release for AW16 draws inspiration from the terrifying and gritty play land of 1970’s New York, celebrating the fever pitch of culture and expression that would define the city’s future. The collection utilizes a muted yet crisp color palate that stays very true to New York classic fall imageries, creating a cohesive and functional range of garments that can be dressed both up and down. Key pieces fronting the collection include: the B10 Bomber jacket, a classic reenvisioned for today’s smart dresser; the Aspen Fleece, a hybrid item inspired by an oversize rugby shirt and the classic Patagonia pullover; and the Baltimore four-pocket jacket, inspired by a vintage military piece found during the design process, and is the perfect mix of a CPO military overshirt and a cotton coach jacket. The Kinfolk FW16 collection marks a come back to classic American sportswear that blends perfectly with the 70’s New York storyline. 

Born in 2008 as a collective from New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Kinfolk initiatives grow from the range of locations the brand has established: the communal design studio in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, Kinfolk 90; their culinary and cocktail nightspot in Tokyo, Kinfolk Lounge; the bar and cocktail club that has grown into a multiuse creative space, Kinfolk 94; and, of course, The Kinfolk Store that has become one of the New York City’s most notable menswear boutiques.  Kinfolk apparel is available at their flagship storefront at 94 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, NY, as well as American Rag in LA and select retailers in Tokyo and London.