Ryo Kashiwazaki was born in Tokyo in 1985. While in college 2005, he started shoe making as a part-time job. Later in 2008 he began repairing shoes. He then launched Hender Scheme in 2010 at the historical neighborhood of Asakusa in Tokyo, a place known for centuries of leather tanning and boot making traditions. Now, his brand Hender Scheme exhibits two seasons per year, Winter Spring season and Summer Fall season. In addition to creating unisex footwear, Ryo Kashiwazaki experiments designing all sorts of accessories, clothing and homeware objects as well as taking vintage shirts, vintage furniture or new Vitsœ furniture and embellishing them. Ryo Kashiwazaki is extremely grateful to have established a very strong relationship its artisans, and to have received worldwide support for his creations.HENDER SCHEME - TOKYO, JAPAN
F R A M A C O P E N H A G E NClean, architectural geometries paired with timeless, natural materials define the FRAMA Furniture Collection. Guided by a desire to create practical objects with a true sense of meaning and permanence, each piece in the Furniture Collection is designed for everyday use and built to last many years, gaining a natural patina over time.
H A S A M I P O R C E L A I NThe charm of HASAMI PORCELAIN lies in the feeling when the vessel touches your hand or mouth. Compared to porcelain, it has a tighter, sharper feel, and a softer, more organic feel than regular porcelain. Unlike tableware that is mass-produced in a single factory, HASAMI PORCELAIN tableware requires manual work in many processes, including glazing. The division of labor has been passed down in the Hasami region's pottery industry since ancient times, and multiple kilns are involved in the production, and the environment inside the kilns changes depending on the season and temperature.
I S S E Y M I Y A K E E Y E SISSEY MIYAKE is embarking on the ISSEY MIYAKE EYES PROJECT to showcase a new eyewear series. The essential design points are: Minimalism with quality and integrity while providing durability and longevity. It is these fundamental and evident elements in which ISSEY MIYAKE carefully strives to establish as the standard for tomorrow. This new master-made standard can only be achieved with assured skills and an accumulated experience. For this exciting project Issey Miyake has partnered with the legendary leading hand-made eyewear manufacturer Kaneko Optical Co. from Sabae, Fukui, Japan. Through this collaboration, the project has evolved and will present the “beauty of use”, bringing zest and zeal to people’s daily lives. Engraved on all ISSEY MIYAKE EYES products is the name “KANEKO OPTICAL”. This thoughtful partnership ensures that the collaboration will be able to achieve the highest levels of quality and design.
T H E F L A T H E A DFounded by Masayoshi Kobayashi-san in Nagano, Japan 1996. Born from the founder's curiosity and insatiable inquisitiveness, the Flat Head brand incorporates a strong admiration for mid-century America. The brand represents free and cool American culture of that era, while integrating with Japanese mastermade manufacturing. The Flat Head is about the wearer's story of creating a unique product after the garment is broken in and worn. "We are particular about our clothes".
D O U B L E H E L I X F O R T E M P OThis beautiful one of a kind leather jacket features Double Helix's Nitta Horsehide leather that is undyed, smooth and soft to the touch without any finishing sprays or chemicals. The leather panels are all matched throughout to bring the best combination of look and comfort. There are minimal stress marks or creases to the leather because of Double Helix's high quality standards and attention to detail. In addition to the natural leather, it also features a supple natural cotton-twill lining inside, including the sleeves. With constant wear, the aging and patina potential of this limited edition jacket is unparalleled. - Double Helix Works, Tokyo, Japan.
H E N D E R S C H E M ERyo Kashiwazaki was born in Tokyo in 1985. While in college 2005, he started shoe making as a part-time job. Later in 2008 he began repairing shoes. He then launched Hender Scheme in 2010 at the historical neighborhood of Asakusa in Tokyo, a place known for centuries of leather tanning and boot making traditions. Now, his brand Hender Scheme exhibits two seasons per year, Winter Spring season and Summer Fall season. In addition to creating unisex footwear, Ryo Kashiwazaki experiments designing all sorts of accessories, clothing and homeware objects as well as taking vintage shirts, vintage furniture or new Vitsœ furniture and embellishing them. Ryo Kashiwazaki is extremely grateful to have established a very strong relationship its artisans, and to have received worldwide support for his creations. - Hender Scheme, Tokyo, Japan
S A M U R A I C O T T O N P R O J E C TThe concept at Samurai Jeans is to produce jeans together with their customers. Samurai Jeans values the products by bringing the manufacturing and end user under a common faith. Their main aim is to produce an outstanding product in terms of quality with vintage detailing and ensuring beautiful fades through wear. Samurai Jeans pursues the Japanese tradition of making the very best quality jeans using the technical skills that have been perfected over generations of denim manufacturing. - Samurai Jeans, Osaka, Japan
S T U D I O D ' A R T I S A N1970’s , the time of rapid economic growth in Japan, wave of economy made a value of “mass production” “mass consumption” permeated to all the country. This is the biggest impact for “Jeans industry” which replace new denim fabrics made by new loom as “mass production” instead of selvedge denim made by old loom, Because of lack of productivity. STUDIOD’ARTISAN & SA established in 1979 by a designer who learned it in France.It was very successful to reproduce and to take over the history of “real Jeans” made by old loom found in Okayama which fabric has especially tight, slubby, fading, those disappeared with value of “mass production”.- Studio D'Artisan, Osana, Japan
O L D J O E B R A N DEvery garment at OLD JOE BRAND is handcrafted in Japan - Our designs are recreated from the timeless heritage products, giving pieces a contemporary, modern twist. Our own dyeing techniques are developed from traditional Japanese methods, which provides each garment with depth. Our fabrics have excellent durability for lifelong use. We hope you will cherish our products and incorporate our designs into your everyday wardrobe.
O J G L O B E S P E C S O P T I C A L C O .Released in the first of June, 2020, as an ongoing collaboration brand between GLOBE SPECS and OLD JOE. A collection of the whole body that Mr. Okada, the representative of Globe Specs who knows all about eyewear, and Takagi, the designer of "Old Joe", are particular about the details. Inspired by the beautiful and attractive details of various ages, each of the five attractive models has been updated to the present day.Each design has been carefully shaped so that you can feel the story.The brand name is also a fictitious company name that would have handled such vintage eyewear. - OJ Globe Specs, Tokyo, Japan