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The Inspiration Behind Neighborhood’s Street Style

May 2019Words by Mr Colin Crummy

Neighborhood is a Japanese label that finds inspiration in the edgier parts of town. Biker hangouts and punk parties are a home from home for the label’s founder, Mr Shinsuke Takizawa, who credits the streets as source material for his brand. Which is apt since Neighborhood began life in the back alleys of Tokyo’s Harajuku district in the 1990s.

Here, Neighborhood flourished as part of a fledging streetwear scene that also birthed brands such as BAPE, Undercover and WTAPS. Since then, Mr Takizawa has grown his label into one of Japan’s most influential streetwear brands.

Now the cult label, also known as the abbreviation “NBHD”, has found a new home on MR PORTER as part of The Japan Edit with an exclusive capsule collection that celebrates subcultures, far and near.