Since the disaster in Japan earlier this year, illustrious White Mountaineering designer Yosuke Aizawa has become more thoughtful and focused on the presence and value clothing has in our lives. His new direction has brought to fruition some of the most resplendent garments ever seen from the label. Fusing native and tribal influences with high technology, White Mountaineering oft resembles a more muted and technically intricate version of Junya Watanabe's work, a man whom Aizawa has worked for in the past. This season, White Mountaineering sees a heavy influence of the American Old West in the use of nature and Native American-influenced patterns, dusty hues, rope trim, leather accents, and a generous amount of denim. This inspiration interpreted into high-quality utilitarian garments is what Aizawa does best, and it's great to see him at the top of his game.