ACC STUDIO is a Los Angeles-based design collective obsessed with dynamic, progressive revisions of staple clothing. The newest release from the imprint is a selection of upcycled vintage wares under its "LaRopa Vintage" sublabel, which will be launched exclusively at a pop-up at Japan’s BERBERJIN.
Based in Tokyo, BERBERJIN operates several vintage stores offering a wide array of curated goods that often serve as inspiration for peers like Blackmeans and LABRAT, who return the favor by granting BERBERJIN exclusive items. BERBERJIN’s open-minded approach to vintage goods makes it a natural fit for ACC STUDIO’s heavily-reworked upcycled garments.
Encompassing plentiful cuts, colors and silhouettes, the LaRopa Vintage offering is anything but understated, with 39 intensively-reworked layering pieces and trousers on hand. These include fringed suede jackets, work jackets and jeans dyed and printed with over-the-top LaRopa lip-print branding and abstract shapes. Countless safety pins bolster the fly of several pleated, flared and cropped jeans, while hoodies receive a mud-dye treatment. Leather pants are splattered with paint and oversized skulls accent longline sweaters, a bold treatment that provides a thematic complement to sweaters with hand-stitched LaRopa flags and heavily-studded hoodies.
The LaRopa Vintage pop-up begins May 4 at BERBERJIN Shibuya. If you’re not in Japan, head to ACC STUDIO’s website to peruse the brand’s wares.
For more upcycled goods, check out Nicole McLaughlin breaking down the process of crafting her signature recycled footwear.
Shibuya City 〒150-0001
Jingumae, 3 Chome−26-11, SHビル