Wide-body, dropped shoulder, pivot sleeve, plant-dyed Anorak Parka made from organic cotton eleven-ounce left-hand selvedge twill based on fabric used by the United States Army in the 1910s. It has a snap button made from a naturally dyed nut, a customised zipper, and the design is taken from parkas worn in America in the 1950s.
The inspiration for the Anorak Parka came when Taiga Takahashi purchased a vintage parka from a dealer in California, U.S.A. and began researching the reason it had been created. He found the simple shaped, pivot sleeved garment had been designed to be worn during mountain climbing and was an example of an early form of 1950s outdoor gear. Taking note of the vintage cut and construction – dropped shoulders and pivot sleeves for a wide range of motion – the Anorak Parka is dyed using natural vegetable dyes and made from a material adapted from the type used in 1910s U.S. army uniforms – an eleven-ounce left-hand selvedge twill. The origins of the 1950s anorak lay in the design created for U.S. army ski and mountain troops during World War II, a variation of the one invented by the Caribou Inuit to stave off cold and wet climates.