If you’ve been paying any kind of attention to MR PORTER’s editorial output of late, you will notice that we have been talking (OK, shouting) about some capsule collections that we have been working on with various Japanese designers. And, today, it is the turn of AMBUSH®. For the uninitiated, this brand was formed back in 2003 after founder Ms Yoon Ahn started making jewellery for her rapper husband Verbal. It didn’t take long for people to take notice of her creations – Mr Kanye West was an early fan of the AMBUSH® POW diamante pendant.
As you will see from the items designed exclusively for MR PORTER (such as the lighter holding necklace), a love of accessories is alive and well in the brand today. But this is combined with confident, streetwear-influenced, printed casualwear. See: the tie-dyed camp-collar shirt and the oversize loopback cotton hoodie. The success of these designs could be a factor in, or maybe a result of, Ms Ahn’s friendship with Mr Virgil Abloh. Indeed, the Korean-American designer is not short on famous friends or fashion-world connections. Having collaborated with everyone from Nike To Louis Vuitton, Mr Kim Jones made her director of jewellery at Dior Homme when he was made creative director. All of which bodes rather well for the pieces that she came up with for us.