Chicago brands Hidden Characters and GUTTERTM work in collaboration on a special collection entitled 'Portal One.' The new range is highlighted by its intricate work with cut and sew graphic details. Both of the contributing labels are rooted in strong DIY culture and the pieces are designed and embellished locally as well.
The pieces feature heavyweight linen fabric materials and button enclosures. Overall, the collaborative series spotlights an organic perspective to fashion that can be incorporated into a daily lifestyle. Some of the standout items in the range include the cropped vest decorated with mesh lining, detachable back and front packs, and dropped welt pockets at the front. The tearaway trousers made from the linen also stands out with its long streamlined buttons wrapping around the leg.