So I had recently received a sneak peek of 14th Addiction's upcoming F/W 08/09 collection. Now, being an avid fan of outerwear (particularly leathers), I have to say that the coats, in general, are mildly disappointing. Whether it be the over sized lapels that are reminiscent of the 1970s (and in all fairness it is because the look is a little tired in my own estimation) or the less than favorable button placement, the outerwear seems to have a slightly dated look to them. Though the coats are not exactly my fare, they are well executed. The patterns are pretty intricate and provide a solid silhouette through the back. Its a detail that's easy to overlook at first glance. The leather "cardigan" is definitely a clean look and I do love the black coat featuring the the raw edge seams in the last set of pictures. They did manage to hit the mark with that one and man is it sick! The color and texture combinations used in the scarves is exciting as well. The heavy contrast provides for an amazing look. The overall aesthetic of the line has got this post apocalyptic ninja vibe going on that I think is pretty fresh. All in all, I'd say its a strong debut for Teruki Uchise' reintroduction to the design world. I can definitely see myself wearing a couple of pieces and Mad Max Rockatansky says he would be throwing elbows to get his hands on these threads.