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KUON Fall / Winter 2021

Event
Fall 2021
Launch
Mon - Feb 15, 2021 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Status
Finished

Albert Einstein once said, “learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow”. For KUON’s Fall/Winter 21, founder and designer, Shinichiro Ishibashi examines the past when major transformations in society arose which led to innovations in fashion. One being 19th century Japan, the late Edo period, but also 1920’s Western fashion where new developments of silhouettes and fabrics were introduced and brought optimism and elegance to the new challenges and lifestyle changes. Creating this Fall 2021 collection during these unprecedented times we live in, it was this optimistic and progressive mindset that Ishibashi wanted to bring forth. The three elements Ishibashi honed in are: color, mobility and layering.

Ishibashi was most interested in the later days of the Edo period, which was otherwise a prosperous and opulent period, where the merchant class, ordinary citizens, were, left with limited discretion and opportunities. Their wardrobe often consisted of the limited color palette of brown, gray and indigo blue. However, he also recognized that that people at that time were undeterred by their limitations and sought originality through their ingenuity and creativity often inventing more than 100 new tones of this limited color scheme. For this season, Ishibashi also challenged himself by limiting KUON’s color palette to blue, brown and gray. As a way of expressing appreciation for the Japanese aesthetic of color and the creativity, Ishibashi utilizes tonal fabrics that each have distinct texture such as a brushed knit, shiny satin and matte Japanese Washi paper. Though technically the same color is used, the differences in the composition of the yarn, or the luster and texture naturally create a rich variation of shades.

The modernization of Western fashion in the 1920’s mirrored the changing of women’s roles in society and the looser fitting silhouettes allowed greater movement. Ishibashi celebrates this shift by combining elegant fabrics often used in the 20’s such as silk satin, grosgrain and velvet with a relaxed fit. As people spend more time at home due to the pandemic, and gravitate towards clothing that is easy and comfortable, Ishibashi underlines that clothing can be both comfortable to wear and elegant at the same time.

Ishibashi also incorporates his own interpretation of the Japanese aesthetic philosophy of ‘wabi sabi’ through layering and combining materials and colors, with a focus on hems, cuffs, and sleeves to give the appearance of layering, giving the impression of layering while being a single item of clothing.

KUON KUON Fall / Winter 2021

KUON Fall / Winter 2021 Collection

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  • On Fabian- Shirt

    Dark Blue Collared Shirt with Cross Shashiko

  • On Fabian- Shirt

    Navy Washi Pocket Band Collar Shirt

  • On Fabian- Pants

    Gray Upcycled Silk Kimono 3/4 Pants

  • On Fabian- Shirt

    Dark Blue Collared Shirt with Cross Shashiko

  • On Fabian- Shirt

    Navy Washi Pocket Band Collar Shirt

  • On Fabian- Pants

    Gray Upcycled Silk Kimono 3/4 Pants

  • On Riku- Jacket

    Black / Blue Nylon Satin Hooded Bomber Jacket w/Sakiori

  • On Riku- Vest

    Black / Grey Camp Vest

  • On Riku- Pants

    Midnight Blue Velveteen Track Pants with Cross Sashiko

  • On Riku- Jacket

    Black / Blue Nylon Satin Hooded Bomber Jacket w/Sakiori

  • On Riku- Vest

    Black / Grey Camp Vest

  • On Riku- Pants

    Midnight Blue Velveteen Track Pants with Cross Sashiko

  • Open Collar Shirt

    Open Collar Shirt-Kuchiki

  • On Fabian- Coat

    Gray Upcycled Silk Kimono Bal Collar Coat

  • On Fabian- Vest

    Light Gray Padded Vest with Mon Sashiko

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Silver Random Side Stripe Sashiko Pants

  • On Fabian- Coat

    Gray Upcycled Silk Kimono Bal Collar Coat

  • On Fabian- Vest

    Light Gray Padded Vest with Mon Sashiko

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Silver Random Side Stripe Sashiko Pants

  • On Riku-Jacket

    Dark Chocolate Jersey Tuxedo Jacket

  • On Riku-Shirt

    Pale Brown Hand Sashiko Trimmed Open Collar Shirt

  • On Riku-Pants

    Charcoal Gray Side Stripe Pants- Sumizome

  • On Riku-Jacket

    Dark Chocolate Jersey Tuxedo Jacket

  • On Riku-Shirt

    Pale Brown Hand Sashiko Trimmed Open Collar Shirt

  • On Riku-Pants

    Charcoal Gray Side Stripe Pants- Sumizome

  • Vest

    Padded Vest with Cross Sashiko

  • On Fabian-Jacket

    Light Gray Padded Jacket with Mon Sashiko

  • On Fabian-Robe Coat

    Gray / Charcoal Brushed Double Faced Wool Robe Coat

  • On Fabian-T-shirt

    White Boro Trimmed L/S T-shirt

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Navy Blue Washi Grosgrain Slacks

  • On Fabian-Jacket

    Light Gray Padded Jacket with Mon Sashiko

  • On Fabian-Robe Coat

    Gray / Charcoal Brushed Double Faced Wool Robe Coat

  • On Fabian-T-shirt

    White Boro Trimmed L/S T-shirt

  • On Riku-Scarf

    Navy Wool Jersey Boro Scarf

  • On Riku-Cardigan

    Ecru Upcycled Irish Cardigan

  • On Riku- Robe Coat

    Navy / Black Brushed Double-Face Wool Jersey Robe Coat

  • On Riku-Pullover

    Light Gray Pullover Shirt with Mon Sashiko

  • On Riku-Pants

    Dark Indigo Onibegie Quilt 3/4 Pants

  • On Fabian-Kimono

    Blue Upcycled Silk Kimono Noragi

  • On Fabian-Dickie

    Gray / Charcoal Brushed Double-Fave Wool Jersey High Neck Dickie

  • On Fabian-Shirt

    White Washi Pocket Regular Collar Shirt

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Gray Belted Tapared Pants w/Loden

  • On Fabian-Kimono

    Blue Upcycled Silk Kimono Noragi

  • On Fabian-Dickie

    Gray / Charcoal Brushed Double-Fave Wool Jersey High Neck Dickie

  • On Riku-Jacket

    Dark Navy Loden Layered Jacket

  • On Riku-Shirt

    Navy Washi Pocket Regular Collar Shirt

  • On Riku-Shirt

    White Washi Pocket Band Collar Shirt

  • On Riku- Pants

    Dark Blue Cross Sashiko Pajama Pants

  • On Riku-Jacket

    Dark Navy Loden Layered Jacket

  • On Riku-Shirt

    Navy Washi Pocket Regular Collar Shirt

  • On Riku-Shirt

    White Washi Pocket Band Collar Shirt

  • On Riku- Pants

    Dark Blue Cross Sashiko Pajama Pants

  • Pullover Shirt

    Brown Upcycled Silk Kimono Pullover Shirt

  • On Fabian-Coat

    Blue Fanage Cotton Bal Collar Coat

  • On Fabian-Sweater

    Ecru Upcycled Irish Sweater

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Orange / Brown Onibegie Quilt 3/4 Pants

  • On Fabian-Peacoat

    Gray Denim Switched LODEN Double Breasted Peacoat

  • On Fabian-Hoodie

    Coffee French Terry Layered Hoodie

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Ash Gray Onbegie Quilt 3/4 Pants

  • On Fabian-Peacoat

    Gray Denim Switched LODEN Double Breasted Peacoat

  • On Fabian-Hoodie

    Coffee French Terry Layered Hoodie

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Ash Gray Onbegie Quilt 3/4 Pants

  • On Riku-Scarf

    Navy Wool Jersey Boro Scarf

  • On Riku-Cardigan

    Ecru Upcycled Irish Cardigan

  • On Riku- Robe Coat

    Navy / Black Brushed Double-Face Wool Jersey Robe Coat

  • On Riku-Pullover

    Light Gray Pullover Shirt with Mon Sashiko

  • On Riku-Pants

    Dark Indigo Onibegie Quilt 3/4 Pants

  • On Fabian-Kimono

    Blue Upcycled Silk Kimono Noragi

  • On Fabian-Dickie

    Gray / Charcoal Brushed Double-Fave Wool Jersey High Neck Dickie

  • On Fabian-Shirt

    White Washi Pocket Regular Collar Shirt

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Gray Belted Tapared Pants w/Loden

  • On Fabian-Blazer

    Navy Washi Grosgrain Blazer

  • On Fabian-Jacket

    Midnight Blue Velveteen Track Jacket with Cross Sashiko

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Navy Hand Sashiko Trimmed Pajama Pants

  • Blouson

    Moche Random Striped Sashiko Blouson

  • On Riku-Jacket

    Dark Brown Fanage Cotton Utility Jacket

  • On Riku-Shirt

    Slate Blue Hand Sashiko Trimmed Open Collar Shirt

  • On Riku-Pants

    Dark Chocolate Jersey Tuxedo Pants

  • On Riku-Jacket

    Dark Brown Fanage Cotton Utility Jacket

  • On Riku-Shirt

    Slate Blue Hand Sashiko Trimmed Open Collar Shirt

  • On Riku-Pants

    Dark Chocolate Jersey Tuxedo Pants

  • On Fabian-Blazer

    Smokey Pink Washi Grosgrain Blazer

  • On Fabian-Shirt

    Light Gray Regular Collar Shirt with Mon Sashiko

  • On Fabian-Tie

    Light Gray Mon Sashiko Tie

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Smokey Pink Washi Grosgrain Slacks

  • On Fabian-Blazer

    Smokey Pink Washi Grosgrain Blazer

  • On Fabian-Shirt

    Light Gray Regular Collar Shirt with Mon Sashiko

  • On Fabian-Tie

    Light Gray Mon Sashiko Tie

  • On Fabian-Pants

    Smokey Pink Washi Grosgrain Slacks

  • On Riku- Dickie

    Navy / Black Brushed Double-Face Wool Jersey High Neck Dickie

  • On Riku- Shirt

    Charcoal Gray Regular Collar Shirt-Sumizome

  • On Riku- Pants

    Dark Brown Fanage Cotton Wide Pants

  • On Riku- Dickie

    Navy / Black Brushed Double-Face Wool Jersey High Neck Dickie

  • On Riku- Shirt

    Charcoal Gray Regular Collar Shirt-Sumizome

  • Shirt

    Chocolate / Bleached Open Collar Shirt-Bishamon Kikko

  • On Fabian- Coat

    Orange / Brown Onibegie Quilt Collarless Coat

  • On Fabian-Shirt

    Pearl White Hand Sashiko Trimmed Open Collar Shirt

  • On Fabian- Pants

    Chocolate Pajama Pants-Bishamon Kikko

  • On Riku- Blouson

    Navy Tangled Yarn Blouson

  • On Riku-Hoodie

    Deep Blue French Terry Layered Hoodie

  • On Riki-Shirt

    Indigo Blue Regular Collar Shirt-Aizome

  • On Riku- Pants

    Dark Navy Belted Tapered Pants with Loden

  • On Riku- Blouson

    Navy Tangled Yarn Blouson

  • On Riku-Hoodie

    Deep Blue French Terry Layered Hoodie

  • On Fabian-Cap

    Navy Slender Corduroy Baseball Cap with Boro Belt

  • On Fabian-Shirt

    Blue Upcycled Silk Kimono Regular Collar Shirt

  • On Fabian- Pants

    Blue Fanage Cotton Wide Pants

  • On Fabian-Cap

    Navy Slender Corduroy Baseball Cap with Boro Belt

  • On Fabian-Shirt

    Blue Upcycled Silk Kimono Regular Collar Shirt

  • On Riku-Scarf

    Navy Wool Jersey Boro Scarf

  • On Riku-Cardigan

    Ecru Upcycled Irish Cardigan

  • On Riku- Robe Coat

    Navy / Black Brushed Double-Face Wool Jersey Robe Coat

  • On Riku-Pullover

    Light Gray Pullover Shirt with Mon Sashiko

  • On Riku-Pants

    Dark Indigo Onibegie Quilt 3/4 Pants

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