Named after the celebrated tradition of the early sunrise “dawn patrol” surf sessions, the “Rise & Shine” Fall/Holiday ‘15 collection beautifully infuses historic surf culture with classic Japanese heritage through woven shades of blue and green complemented by beige and brown, in company with hues of deep purple, plum and indigo.
In designing the physical structure of the garments, Katin creative director Jason Rodriguez drew inspiration directly from Hughes and her dedicated work ethic and unrelenting passion for constructing the iconic Katin surf trunks, since 1961.
“How Sato constructs a garment, what she means to the brand and truly paying homage through the collection to her and the founders Nancy and Walter Katin who initiated the brand attitude of, ‘quality durability, good looks’ in the 1950s,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez also sought the influence of the rare yet celebrated elements from Japanese culture, from the vibrant colors of the rice fields and the dark purple shades signifying wealth and power, to Japanese motif crane patterns and Hughes’s passion for bonsai trees.
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