Kapital Drops Their “Himalayan High Ivy” Spring/Summer 2018 Lookbook
This season is heavily inspired by yoga, general outdoor lifestyles, and Asian designs, so be ready for plenty of roomy silhouettes, soft fabrics on nearly everything, some traditional print motifs here and there, and even more roomier silhouettes. But this is Kapital we are dealing with, so the occasional unexpected wonkiness is actually to be expected. In other words, don’t be surprised to see a 2-D true-to-size banana (or nine) sewn onto an otherwise reserved looking item.
Giggle-inspiring pieces like those with the aforementioned bananas and the aloha shirt with flying blue jeans aside, the collection does a decent job of presenting a harmonious assortment that speaks to the story of a West-Asian activity-based lifestyle. If you were to tell me that Kapital opened an atelier in Nepal, then started to produce some pieces that captured the spirit of the local culture through their own specific (albeit quirky) lens, I’d buy it based on these images. But I’d have to ignore that 1990s raver girl-cum-fighter pilot look (what about those never ending cargo pockets though).
Sticking to theme, the lookbook was shot at various temples and shrines in Kathmandu, Nepal, and even includes the particularly spectacular setting of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pashupati. It makes for a stunning lookbook that will likely crush it on the ‘gram.