Friday, March 10, 2017

how visvim creates “Future Vintage”

"Traveling from Lapland to L.A. with designer Hiroki Nakamura

An anthropologist of apparel and founder of the cult folkwear brand visvim, Hiroki Nakamura travels the world with a bunch of empty suitcases seeking out traditional methods of weaving, dyeing, and assembling textiles. When he returns to Tokyo, he publishes his observations on these crafts as small dissertations, and then begins figuring out how to integrate them into our modern cityscapes. Counting Japanese Edo-era kimonos, Amish patchwork, Native American blankets, Harris Tweed, French crocheting, and the footwear of Finland’s Sami people among his inspirations, Hiroki’s peripatetic product development process builds on centuries of research and development with the intervention of a few select modern machines..."

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source: SSENSE

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