In late-2017 and early-2018 the brand has given us a range of new offerings that build on the California-based company’s illustrious history as a pioneer in the action sports realm.
Despite searing the brand’s logo into our collective minds with eye-catching graphics in the 90s —which we celebrated earlier this year with the Thermonuclear capsule collection—, Oakley has always been driven by a desire for innovation. That insatiable drive to offer the absolute best tech is still present within Oakley today and the brand’s latest Japanese collection exemplifies that.
Crafted with the Japanese market in mind —where form and function exist symbiotically, rather than in a mutually exclusive manner— this latest capsule from Oakley is full of impressive garments that marry comfort and style with sport technology.
Every piece, from the jackets and shells to the t-shirts and button downs, designed with an unwavering commitment to the purity of the original pattern. This means that the pieces are both simple and ergonomic as patterns are cut with the human body in mind. When you start with the body, you can create garments that naturally serve a purpose, rather than trying to find something for a garment to do.
The garments from this new collection certainly serve a purpose. Oakley has introduced the concept of Radskin —textiles conceived to move with the body, rather than around it— and outfitted the garments with the brand’s HydroFree technology, which repels water and dissipates moisture.
But while the technology is impressive, the collection’s biggest achievement may be the ease with which its garments seamlessly fit into any wardrobe. It may be hard to go wrong with sleek basics, but it’s even harder to leave an impression and that’s what Oakley has done with this Japanese collection.
The 13-piece offering will be available exclusively in Canada at OTH William Gray and through our webstore. If we’re going to wax poetic about it and be genuinely impressed by Oakley’s commitment to innovative tech, it’s only right that we give you a chance to check it out.