2018.10.24 CIVILIZED JAPAN S/S 2019 LOOK BOOK (Pt.1)The Summer of 2018 has been one of the hottest on record with temperatures in Tokyo reaching higher and hotter than most other places in Asia. It was in this extreme climate that Satoshi Okugawa , the designer of Civilized, created his new collection. Designed to be worn despite heat and humidity and to protect the body and allow movement and action even when the idea of wearing clothes seems more like a penance rather than a pleasure the new collection is stripped down and minimalist to the max. However, it still features the trademark tech attention to detail and focus on new materials and technology that has gained Civilized・・・

2018.02.15 CIVILIZED X STEALTHPROJEKT F/W 2018 (PT. ONE)One of the biggest problems about having a career which is partly built around discovering and promoting new and exciting creators is that sometimes there are no strong new people coming through. Recent times have shown a glut of copycat brands and places that support them who not only seem to thrive on their lack of originality but have also diluted and tainted a certain image to such an extent that it has now become stale and unfashionable to appear to be so. One Brand and Designer that is creating something fresh, wearable and interesting is Satoshi Okugawa the creator behind the cult Japanese label : CIVILIZED. As the name・・・

2018.02.05 The Viridi-anne 2018A/W Collection : “Correction 2”The Viridi-anne 2018 A/W Collection : “Correction 2” We are very proud to present exclusively on-line the complete look-book for the new collection. Please check back in soon for an upcoming exhibition report and interview with the designer. According to the designer Tomoaki Okaniwa the new A/W collection is part 2 of their two part “Correction” collection in which he has worked to correct and improve on any collections he has done in the past to the point where he feels this is the best collection so far. I don’t need to tell you how strong this collection is. Just check out the images below :     Selections from・・・

2018.01.24 A Brief Conversation with The Viridi-Anne Designer : Tomoaki Okaniwa ( December 2017 )Late 2017 just before Xmas we sat down with The Viridi-Anne designer Tomoaki Okaniwa (most people call him Tomo) in his newly redecorated Flag-ship store. The store is actually located quite near my place in a very lovely residential district called Ebisu which is a popular area for sophisticated dining, drinking and taking things easy. It is a very laid back spot despite being located right next to the controlled chaos that is Shibuya. The new S/S collection was just about to go up on display and we got to wear a lot of the new designs for our Twin Peaks inspired “Glass Box” shoot. One of the stand out・・・