Nanamica SS18 One Ocean All Lands

For Spring/Summer 2018 Japanese mainstays Nanamica make their way into our stable of brands here at Up There and Lower Grounds.

Bringing together utility and sports as the key focus for each garment, Nanamica deliver comfortable and meaningful pieces ready for everyday use. Combine this with a heavy focus on technical fabrics and impeccable construction techniques and you’ve got garments that transcend the season in which they were crafted.

This season’s collection ‘One Ocean, All Lands’ brings us key pieces of outerwear, t-shirts, and headwear, created as a standard with advanced functionality to be used anywhere and everywhere by anyone. After all, the ocean is one and the world is connected, why can’t outerwear and garments be a universal language? Pairing this ethos with strong tones from Japan’s surrounding waters of mossy khaki greens, and deep ocean navy, Nanamica gives us two key fabrics across their garments.

Nanamica SS18 One Ocean All Lands

GORE-TEX a standard in ultra-lightweight water repellant fabrics are wrapped around the classic stylings of the parka-esque Shell Coat in Black and Navy.

For a lighter weight and more relaxed finish, Nanamica have developed a water repellant Taffeta Polyester. This fabric has a unique finish that allows subtle peeks of the backing fabric under certain lights. Utilising this technical fabric against Light Khaki and Navy Cruiser Jackets, Crew Jacket, and ever-comfortable Easy Pants.

The collection is now available at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store, as well as online. For all of the finer details from our lookbook, take a peek after the jump...

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adidas Originals Sweats + Outerwear SS18

adidas Originals have been at it once again, this time translating the classic three-stripes and affiliated NMD silhouettes from footwear into garments.

Kicking it off with two contemporary takes on the classic crew and sweat pants, with the Chop Shop Crew, and Wrap Pants. As its namesake suggests, the Chop Shop is a mixed and matched patchwork crewneck sweat with accents of evergreen and orange against nay and white. Their lower halved counterpart the Wrap Pant features the classic three-stripes this time for a twist (quite literally) the three-stripes wrap around from from to back as the run up the legs.

The NMD range has translated into two new outerwear offerings with tech fabrics in a Pullover Anorak styled OTH Jacket and Primaloft Zip-Up Jacket to add to the collection. Both pieces are ready to hit the streets paired off with all of our latest NMD & BOOST silhouettes from adidas Originals…

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Scandinavian outfit and Up There mainstays Norse Projects return for a surprise mid-season drop, following up from their main Spring/Summer 2017 collection with even more refined classics for the impending cooler months.

Reimagining a number of its previous releases in lightweight textures whilst sticking to a classic nordic colour palette, the new drop sees traditional fabrics forming classic shapes to play with functional and military references. Everything from garment-dyed outerwear and lightweight poplins to performance designs and Japanese cotton are marked by multiple shades of navy as subtle stripes and pale grey tones complement the range throughout.

The limited mid-season collection is available both in-store and online now.

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Adidas X Reigning Champ

11/27/2016 4:11 PM

Adidas Originals have come together with Reigning Champ to give us a capsule collection blending signature Reigning Champ themes with Adidas’ technical athletic wear. The collection consists of a series of hoods, sweats, tees, and outerwear all of which feature the signature fleece we’ve come to love from Reigning Champ with some technical adjustments along the way. The collection is split into a series of Mens and Womens spanning across classic black and heather grey finishes and woven technical outerwear. Built for everyday use on and off the field, the collection is inspired by athletes pre and post-game lifestyle making each piece multifaceted. Alongside the range of apparel sits a collaborative Ultraboost for the men’s range and Pureboost for the women’s range. Both of these silhouettes take on the same notations as the clothing with tonal greys and whites woven knit and stitched making for a silhouette suited for both athletic and day in day out use.

The entire collaborative collection from Adidas and Reigning Champ will be available this Tuesday the 29th of November from 11am in store through a curated pop-up space in the basement of our 15 McKillop Street store. Any remaining pieces will be available online later in the week. Until Tuesday, we’ll leave you with all of the finer details after the jump.

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Bleu De Paname

10/7/2016 9:55 AM

French workwear enthusiasts Bleu De Paname have delivered their latest range of heritage inspired garments for the season. Their latest offerings to grace our shelves have us covered with a series of their signature outerwear pieces, shirting, jerseys, knits and pants. One of the key pieces from this season’s ranges takes strong inspirations from Japanese garments with their Indigo Kimono. The wooden 3/4 knit takes all of the characteristics from the traditional garment and combine them with a knit cardigan to produce one of our favourite pieces to date.

Their outerwear selections for the season take on the well-known coaches jacket silhouette with the Veste De Coach in Marine. Much like the traditional coaches jacket, but cut from premium cotton twills and finished with press stud front closure and welted pouch pockets. Sitting alongside is the Veste Magasinier, coming to us in Marine, this workwear take on the traditional bomber jacket is crafted from heavy-duty cotton twill with utilitarian pockets donning the front before finishing off with ribbed collar and antiqued zip front closure.

Subtle stripes and checks take over Bleu De Panama’s Chemise’s for the season. The classic Chemise 2 Poches comes wrapped in an indigo check with stripes of red laced throughout. Expertly crafted from soft cotton fabrics the two chest pocket shirt sits neatly aside the striped renditions of the Chemise Bureau. Coming to us in Blanc and Ciel, each of the shirts are minimalist variations of the classic button down stripped of all pockets and finished with Bleu De Panama’s signature woven emblem. The long sleeves continue through the collection with lightweight knitted sweaters in the form of the Tricot Nod D’Abeille in Ecru and Marine. Wrapping the traditional crewneck sweat in velvet gives us the Sweat Peau De Peche in Indigo both soft and warm, and ready to be layered under or over. The Mariniere comes to us in Indigo and as the name suggests the long sleeve garment takes notes from the traditional maritime striped uniform staple taken to the next level with exquisite fabrics and finite finishes.

Finishing off the range with a selection of printed jerseys and pants, Bleu De Paname offer us their name in a classic typeset atop their Sweat Chine in Ecru. The Tee Pied De Biche comes to us in Ecru with a rendition of the usual sickle motif taking form of a expertly drawn crowbar. Rounding it all off with some coverage for your legs with the Corduroy Pant Confort in Marine, and Pant Civile in Ecru.

The entirety of this season’s range is now available both in store and online with a closer look at select pieces from the range after the jump.

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Sempach Outerwear

9/12/2016 4:31 PM

Sempach have delivered their latest range of outerwear. Blending Swiss army supplies as a source of materials, the latest range draws inspiration from parachute fabrics. The ripstop nylon wraps the lining and shell of this season’s Sempach ranges quilted for warmth and perfectly layered under or over on the colder days.

The Sprung Jacket comes to us in Blue and Grey, and features twin chest pockets with snap closures along with front entry side-seam pockets. For hooded protection, the Schirn comes to us in the same quilted Blue and Grey, with each featuring a series of snap closure patch pockets and piped seams throughout.

This season’s ranges from Sempach are now available in store at both Little Collins and McKillop Street stores as well as online. For all of the finer details continue reading after the jump.

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The Winter weather continues to set in with colder and wetter days calling for warmer layers it’s time to think about jackets and outerwear. Hancock have us covered with both warmth and wet weather protection in mind with their signature blend siphonic elastica bonded outerwear wrapped around Article No. 53 in Midnight/Navy. Engineered Garments’ Bedford Jacket should be a wardrobe staple, ready to be layered up in Olive Ripstop Cotton and worn all Winter long. Perfect for the upcoming months, our Premier by Up There Utility Jacket comes seasonally ready with a perfect blend of cotton and wool giving an subtle melange texture to the Charcoal outer.

Keep warm with all of our latest arrivals and winter edits in store and online, with a closer look at all of the finer details after the jump.

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