THE NATIVE WORLDWIDE. Arguably Guam's first streetwear brand, has just released their first Made-in-Japan collection. This is a landmark for the brand's history and quite possibly a turning point for founder, Jerred - Alexander Pastones' career.
Founded back in 2011, THE NATIVE WORLDWIDE is best described by Pastones as "fashion meets mindset"; offering quality garments and experiences for people with quality mindsets.
2017 has been a big year for Pastones as he not only had the opportunity to produce an entire capsule collection out of Japan, but he was also able to showcase that very collection at Pursuit, a tradeshow in the Philippines that showcased a bunch of local Philippine streetwear brands.
Pursuit Vol. 2 Flyer
Pastones really put Guam on the map in a unique way as THE NATIVE WORLDWIDE was the first and only Guam-based streetwear brand in attendance at Pursuit. This was also a big moment for Pastones for other reasons because this was his brand's first time participating in a tradeshow. Pastones has hosted a tradeshow of his own under THE NATIVE WORLDWIDE in conjunction with his own multi-media company, NOW YOU SEE ME (@nowyouseemedia) earlier in the Summer entitled Guam Fashion Weekend. There he hosted other local and regional streetwear brands and artists, as well as sneaker collectors / customizers and barbers. It was truly an event for the culture. However, Pursuit allowed Pastones both as an artist and designer to finally showcase / express himself through his garments as apposed to acting as a platform for others to do so.
Jerred - Alexander Pastones showcasing his Made-in-Japan collection at Pursuit, Philippines.
Now back on Guam, THE NATIVE WORLDWIDE has made available their Made-in-Japan collection on their web store (www.thenativeworldwide.com) for a limited time only. The collection will only be available to purchase for 31 days before they stop selling it forever.
"We want to keep things interesting and make this project even more special for those who were able to hop on!"
The exclusive capsule collection is composed of 1 hoodie, 2 caps, and 3 tees. Extra heavy-weight cotton, custom embroidery, custom fabricated non-stretch collars, and custom neck tags with inspirational and motivational messaging. High quality, limited quantity.
Pastones in the "CSWS Tokyo" Tee in Sativa
Pastones in the "Where Is My Mind" Tee
Pastones in the "CSWS Tokyo" Hoodie
Pastones in the "When Losses Become Wins" Tee (toothpick sold separately)
Things are only looking brighter for Pastones and THE NATIVE WORLDWIDE. They already have plans for an entire collection to be produced out of the Philippines coming real soon.
GUAM. TOKYO. MANILA. EVERYWHERE.
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