I have to say this is pretty awesome. I’ve seen a natural indigo denim kimono live but Rampuya & Co (Momotaro Jeans) has now made denim Kimono available to the public generale. In Japan at least.
It has been a turbulent year. Not just in terms of our own hectic lives but also due to number of events across the world that have touched people either directly or indirectly.
I remember a year ago we had just arrived in our holiday destination in Malaysia when I read the news. Needless to say the first thing I did was to check all of our friends in Japan were fine. The disaster caused by the earthquake(s) and following tsunami ensured Japan had the undivided attention of the entire world.
It’s crazy to think it’s been a year already. Japan’s reconstruction process has been amazing, but much more work remains to be done. That said, Japan you have our support and our thoughts are still with everyone there and I hope the entire world keeps supporting Japan and those affected by the disaster.
Another silent day, but we’re still here. Server maintenance gone awry. It is what it is. We still KIKS wid’it. Especially since we got a number of fresh, fresh like a winter morning KIKS TYO tees in the (Nordic Denim) House. Below just a teaser, sneak peek to what we’ll be updating on the site. As soon as I know all is running as per normal.
it’s great to see the luxury brands previously only present in traditional boutiques exploring the digital environment in not only e-commerce but campaigns that combine elements of multiple channels thus creating a unique user experience that still remains true to the brand and its aesthetics.
No one can deny Edwin has made a mark in the denim industry and still does what they have always done. Good jeans. Edwin Europe has produced a video that not only celebrates the denim journey but also Japan’s rich heritage and culture. For thorough details, you can check Edwin Europe on Vimeo. Or you can take the short cut and just watch the video below.
Innovation knows no boundaries. At least in Japan. You might think you’ve seen every possible type of display out there and then there’s something like Osaka Station City Water Display. According to VieoFunStation, “The city of Osaka in Japan recently took the wraps off the largest shopping mall in the country, and it features a nifty fountain that can display the time as well as artwork with drops of water.” How about them apples?
We’ve posted few videos of Momotaro Jeans and the brand’s background, but you can never post enough details on a brand with such a fascinating background. Below a cool clip (in English), giving insights to the denim brand. The video is about 5 minutes long so I will cut the chase and let’s move straight to the video.
Following the release of their KIKS JP – Hope tee, KIKS TYO continues their line-up for the summer with Japan Spirits series of T-Shirts that features classic Japanese artwork. I really like the idea of mixing the KIKS TYO motif with prints that represent the history and culture of Japan. SO now you also have a chance to represent the Spirit of Japan in the form of pretty cool tees. Not that you can’t represent in the other KIKS TYO tees as well.
I don’t need to write in detail what’s going in Japan. I was on holiday this weekend when we saw the news on CNN. First thing I did of course was to check that all our friends in Japan are OK. Fortunately this indeed was the case. It was such a relieve to hear everyone was OK, aside from the shock. It will take time until everything in Japan gets back to normal and during this time there will be some delays in deliveries from Japan. Naturally the goal is that the shipments will be delivered as per usual, but it is very likely that there will be delays. Should you have any inquiries about this or about your order, please contact us and we’ll get back to you accordingly. Keep Japan in your thoughts and if you are wondering what can you do, there are many ways to help. One such way is by making a donation to Japan relief fund of Red Cross via Apple’s iTunes. As said, keep Japan in your thoughts and stay tuned for updates.
Sometimes it’s refreshing for any designer to take a look back at old design works done in the past. Pieces not affected by the societies and circumstances around which we live today, but art from different times. One of the coolest things I came across via a creative friend of mine is a blog post featuring Japanese Graphic Design from the ’20s and ’30s. The pieces are just amazing and showcase a new type of creativity from a country going through dramatic societal and industrial changes. “This collection of 50 posters, magazine covers and advertisements offer a glimpse at some of the prevailing tendencies in a society transformed by the growth of modern industry and technology, the popularity of Western art and culture, and the emergence of leftist political thought.” (Pink Tentacle)