New to 18m... Porter – Yoshida & Co. are masters of collaboration. The Japanese brand has the process down to a fine art, having worked with fashion heavyweights like Stone Island, Marni, Off White and Bape to create sought-after luggage that succeeds in retaining both party’s DNA. But while the brand may have entered your world via another label’s co-sign, there is a wealth of in-line products that Porter produce which highlight just why so many of fashion’s major players want to work with them.
For a start, they’re rugged. Typically crafted from military-grade fabrics, Porter bags marry toughness with timelessness, often borrowing design elements from army outerwear, such as bomber-jacket green paired with a safety-orange lining.
The brand has a wealth of know-how: Porter was launched in the 60s and the brand’s parent company, Yoshida & Co., first started making bags in 1935. Consequently, they’re a household name in Japan, and certainly know how to make quality luggage.
The other defining characteristic of Porter is its ever-evolving style. For a company with such a rich heritage, each season has a contemporary outlook with a number of new colourways and fabrications. This latest drop sees a tech-led Heat pack (each style features heat-sealed seams), and a striking seasonal orange camouflage.