F/W 2010 is robust and deep, while extremely dark and brooding thanks to the heavy use of midnight blue, black and unwashed fabrics. It's probably the best instance of refined ruggedness that I have ever seen presented - talk about a difficult quality to actually execute. Everything we have come to expect from Daiki (original prints, plaids, familiar garment styles), and what has turned casual observers to superfans over the years, is completely in tact, yet he is pushing the boundaries and expectations of both an industry and its consumers.
So where does Woolrich Woolen Mills go from here as Daiki's era comes to an end? While no official word has been announced it appears that by the end of Piti Uomo you will be informed of the exciting plans WWM has for the post-Daiki era.
[Pictures via SLAMXHYPE.]