- The Contrary Department inspires the notion of being true to oneself and staying ahead of the curve. The design process is driven by a desire to question the status quo, with the sole aim of pushing boundaries and exploring new possibilities.
In Native American culture, a group of people were known as Contrary Warriors. These warriors went into battle riding horses facing backwards; greeted others by saying "goodbye,"; attacked when ordered to retreat; and did other things that were the opposite of what one would expect. People viewed them as being backwards-forwards or upside-down, or contrary in nature. Those who saw them for the first time thought of them as clowns or fools. However, these warriors viewed unconsciously repeated actions as distractions from the freedom of choices and possibilities, so they took extreme opposite actions to challenge fixed concepts of tribe culture.
The concept of "CONTRARY DEPT" focuses on the reinterpretation and restructuring of utility wear, the disassembling of previous ideas to reconstruct to reflect the sense you have today freely. Made with a different yet complementary approach to visvim and Indigo Camping Trailer products, this collection focuses on garments born for a specific purpose: to perform particular tasks, fight, or survive in harsh environments. What if you were to reinterpret those purposes within yourself? What would we consider practical and sound in the present era?
- THE VISVIM CONTRARY DEPARTMENT DROP 1 IS NOW SOLD OUT.