It might have been the first John Lawrence Sullivan presentation at Paris men’s fashion week, but the brand is already Big In Japan, partially due to designer Arashi Yanagawa’s peculiar background. Before creating John Lawrence Sullivan, he was a pretty famous professional boxer, so when he decided to retire from fighting, his love for clothing and design naturally led him to create his own label.
For F/W10, the garments follow the rock intelligent DNA of Yanagawa’s designs: mod influences mixed with a touch of glam and traditional British tailoring, executed in the most refined fabrics available. There’s a certain something in the collection that reminds me of Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train, an idea that put a thoughtful smile on the designer’s face.
From the Style section of DOSSIER Journal blog