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Mountain Research

In 2006, Japanese designer Setsumasa Kobayashi created Mountain Research as an evolution of his previous endeavour, General Research. With an emphasis on the designer's love for the outdoors, the brand often takes inspiration from sources such as military and mountaineering apparel to inform its unique blend of utilitarianism and the avant-garde. Expect contemporary silhouettes imbued with functional details, and typically Japanese considered design with an unusual twist.