CREEP was founded in Osaka, Japan by Kiyofumi Awai in 1997.
In 2008, Kiyofumi’s junior sibling Hiroshi, based in Toronto Canada, joined CREEP as men’s creative director and launched an exclusive men’s line, CREEP by Hiroshi Awai. Since then, Hiroshi’s CREEP has sold its cutting-edge designs in dozens of stores worldwide. Hiroshi is taking the line in a new direction by combining innovative Japanese design with his passion for the simple beauty of functional American work wear.
Barbour and White Mountaineering, the two labels have once again decided to combine their signature styles for an upcoming Spring 2015 menswear collection.
This time, Barbour’s utilitarian theme is married with White Mountaineering’s high design aesthetic. The collection includes the classic Barbour waxed cotton jackets, shirts, shorts and many more. In addition, the collections pieces were inspired by a visit to Barbour’s hometown of South Shields, North England, when Yosuke Aizawa, Designer, noted the similarities between the two island nations. Both the UK and Japan respect their connections with the ocean, as seen in the jacket and shorts combination: what looks like a camouflage print from afar are in fact textures of waves. White Mountaineering added their touch by using the pockets from the jackets in the shorts as well: one of many details in this Spring/Summer 2015 collection.