Drawing from the principles of the Yin and Yang from the Orient, KoH T focused on the mantra “everything in this world bynature is beautiful.”Inspired by the ceramic art of Hon’amiKoetsu, a Japanese craftsman in the 1500s,KoH T designed craft-like pieces using black Japanese paper for familiar utilitarian designs. This collection embodies urban luxury with profound undertones from the deep black, layered fabric and functionality grounded by craftsmanship.
KoH T is a Japanese fashion brand with a creative team that embodies Japanese sensibilities. With an aim to create timeless wardrobe essentials, with an emphasis on the wearer’s personality, KoH T presents a collection that’s both progressive yet a revival of tradition. KoH T, helmed by Creative Director Taisuke Kohji and design partner Yumiko Ozawa, hopes to establish themselvesas narrators of the story telling behind the careful construction of garments. Kohji won the JFW (Japan Fashion Week) New Designer Fashion Grand Prix and many other fashion awards in 2010. He then moved to England, learning collectionmaking at Nottingham Trent University. After participating in the London Graduate Fashion Week, he returned to Japan to focus on his own brand. “Human beauty reflects the way of life and the philosophy of a person.”They have taken a strong stance insocial responsibility, partnering with the productionlines to create a more conscious working environment – a message they hope will carry to the futureto create a better life. KoH T believes that the real value of clothing is both in the process, concluded with a beautiful product, not only in automation but also in human intervention – inherited over time and refined by each generation there forth. Recent accolades include SS21 Digital show at RakutenFashion Week Tokyo, along with SS21 3D Digital show &Designer Residency at Helsinki Fashion Week.
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