For fans of the cult Japanese brand, the visvim Fall/Winter 2017 preview offers a tantalizing glimpse of what Hiroki Nakamura has in store for the back half of the year, and the collection already has us wishing we could skip past summer. On the footwear side, we can expect premium kangaroo leather on the Foley-Folk Hi, a new patterned textile build on the Skagway, and a new model that’s essentially a reverse of the Huron Mesh-Folk. Elsewhere, backpacks arrive in a build that utilizes Cordura with a reinforced suede bottom. As for the apparel, there’s an emphasis on traditional techniques borrowed from ancient Japanese customs. A puffer vest features a checkered pattern in which each square is hand-brushed with persimmon jam for a unique texture, and assorted canvas parkas and trench coats that are cut in loose, unstructured silhouettes, made with yarns of varying widths to give the fabric a deliberately imperfect, unbalanced appearance. One of the standout pieces takes the form of a kimono-style bomber, exemplifying visvim’s unique ability to meld Eastern and Western sensibilities to create something new.