Fashion label KUON introduces its Fall/Winter 2020 collection and it showcased the work of designer Shinichiro Ishibashi. The seasonal design spotlights the designer as the name is showcased on the new tags stitched right at the front of the garments.
The collection is inspired by William Adams, who was an Englishman who settled in Japan in the Edo 17th century period. The range is full of European workwear items that are detailed with heritage designs including the barn jacket. It is constructed from washed-out denim materials and weaved in a sakiori style at the collar. Sakiori style is a traditional Japanese weaving that uses fabric scraps as a touch of sustainable elements to the seasonal KUON capsule as well.
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KUON's FW20 Range Draws From Cross Cultural Inspirations
1. Cross-cultural Design - Exploring the fusion of different cultural influences in fashion design presents an opportunity for innovative and unique creations.
2. Heritage-inspired Workwear - Drawing inspiration from traditional workwear styles and incorporating heritage designs can bring a new twist to the fashion industry.
3. Sustainable Weaving Techniques - Incorporating traditional Japanese weaving techniques like sakiori using fabric scraps adds a sustainable element to fashion collections.
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can leverage cross-cultural design and heritage-inspired workwear to create distinctive and globally appealing garments.
2. Textiles - Exploring sustainable weaving techniques like sakiori can lead to innovative ways of creating textiles from fabric scraps and contribute to a more sustainable textile industry.
3. Design - Integrating cross-cultural influences and heritage designs in design practices can result in disruptive innovation across various industries such as fashion, interior design, and product design.