New Era, the number 1 headwear and streetwear brand that has been leading trends in lifestyle and fashion since 1920, once again launches the BORO headwear collection featuring retro Japanese quilts this early fall. Japanese styles have a strong fan base among fashion lovers, the latest BORO items stylishly combine Japanese elements with American street fashion, creating compelling visual contrasts with unique quilt patterns.
"BORO" originated from "ボロ" in Japanese, which literally means "tatters", to describe ragged, worn-down outfits. In the Edo period, peasant workers often had to mend their workwear with scraps of garments, the BORO artform is born from this practice of piecing together spare or would-be-discarded fabrics to extend the clothing longevity. The technique has been passed down and evolved into a trending fashion element today.
The latest BORO styles this season can be found on the following silhouettes: 9FORTY and bucket hat. With denim indigo base tone, artisan quilting techniques are applied with the skillful use of white threads, creating a stronger visual contrast that mimics traditional Japanese form of stitching.
While the 9FORTY and bucket hat are covered in New York Yankees prints all over. Japanese elements and American styles are perfectly woven together for a unique street fashion look.
Shop for a Japanese streetwear look online or drop by the nearest New Era stores.