Recycling gets funky when Japanese fashion designer Masahiro Nakagawa
revamps our old faithfuls with a generous dose of Japanese street
One of the many ways
we humans can be divided is along the binary of those who hoard, and
those who chuck. But whatever your persuasion, we wager that when
it comes to the wardrobe, theres always at least one garment
that survives the seasonal purge year-in, year-out, even if you havent
worn it for years. This is where the Tokyo Recycle Project steps in!
The Tokyo Recycle Project
is the creation of Masahiro Nakagawa, a young fashion designer at
the forefront of Japanese street style, with his famous label 20471120.
Since the turn of the millennium, Masahiro Nakagawa has turned his
back on the catwalks, and focussed instead on recycling and re-purposing
pre-loved garments for customers. He bases each new design on long
consultations with the customer about the history of the garment,
about their lifestyle and their attitudes. The project is a wonderful
antidote to consumerism, mass-production and the ever-hastening cycles
of obsolescence in fashion and technology.
our event about
future of Fashion
Thursday, January 31, 2008
18:30-19:00, Conference: 19:00-21:15
Mauritskade 11, 1091 GC Amsterdam, Near corner Wibautstraat / Mauritskade
language is English.