FACE A FACE add styles in Japan Now! collection
The FACE A FACE designers continue their artistic journey to the heart of contemporary Japanese design with Shiro Kuramata, Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, and others. These designers, whose work combines delicacy with a disruptive aesthetic – have inspired the fascinating contrast that permeates the vision of the JAPAN NOW collection, they say.
The models featured include Haori, inspired by the ready-to-wear komono, and Carar, a model with precise bevelled bonding and a hand-polished finish. The colour is applied to the frame like a stone carved from a solid block, as though the piece cut from of the block reveals a fragment of colour.
Made in Japan, the titanium model Matics is said to “subvert the functional components”, such as the normally hidden rim lock, and showcasing it using colour.
A new palette inspired by Japanese gardens permeates and enhances the curves of the models in this new collection: from blue greens to indigo blue, via yuzu green and even “Viva Magenta” purple reds with touches of azalea pink. All these colours combine and collide with the exclusive new materials introduced into the line.