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KAPITAL 's Ainu Gaudy Sweater Pays Respects to the Ainu Culture

 - Sep 25, 2018
References: kapital-webshop.jp & hypebeast
Fashion label KAPITAL showcased its latest lookbook earlier this week, showing off its CHIP SANKE collection -- a standout piece from that range is the Ainu Gaudy Sweater. The entire range celebrates the CHIP SANKE ceremony where indigenous Ainu settlers join together as a community to ship out handmade boats to the sea in respects to departed villagers.

The Ainu Gaudy Sweaters are made in two colorway options in total -- in a blue or purple tonal option. Both versions are constructed from a detailed cotton knit in celebratory colors and symbolizing motifs that are central to the indigenous Ainu culture. The design is busy in terms of visual graphics and the blend of different knit techniques.