When we first interviewed Kapok founder Arnault Castel for a feature in Female last year, it was evident that he was a man brimming with ideas and always on the lookout for creative minds in fashion, art and design. Now, 10 years after opening their first lifestyle store in Hong Kong and branching out to Singapore (find them at the National Design Centre and Tangs At Tang Plaza), Castel and his team are pushing the envelope further by launching Kapok’s very own clothing line.
Dubbed “Future Classics”, the brand’s USP is its focus on gender-neutral basics – t-shirts, denim shirts, dresses and shorts – that are perfect additions to an everyday wardrobe. Every piece is tailored to fit Asian body shapes, and are made with Japanese cotton and other technical fabrics to ensure they are lightweight enough for our humid weather.
Details, meanwhile, are kept subtle: Plain white tees come with a quirky clothes hanger logo, and shirt-sleeves come rolled up for a more casual, off-duty vibe. Prices are kept affordable, too – there’s nothing above $200 in the collection. Below, a look at the items coming your way on July 15.