ZANINI with A&S – Portrait 01

We are pleased to announce the arrival of the 23AW collection at Arts & Science, made in collaboration with Marco Zanini, designer of ZANINI. This season we developed a unique visual presentation for the collection: photographs of real people from diverse backgrounds wearing the collection. The photographs are set in the places that have a connection to the subjects' work and daily lives. “The marriage of fashion and photography creates a single expression,” says Zanini. The idea to photograph real people and not models began to develop last autumn, when Marco visited Kyoto and met this florist.

  • Q1: What kind of work do you do?

    • Ans.


  • Q2: Why do you do what you do for a living? What made you choose it and what attracted you to it?

    • Ans.

      There is perfect beauty without seeking it, but one can seek further a depth of beauty that cannot be entirely revealed.

  • Q3: Please tell us about the path you took into your current occupation.

    • Ans.

      This is a secret.

  • Q4: What does wearing clothes mean to you?

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      For example, cherry trees bloom in spring with white or peach-colored flowers, which they shed in no time, and the trees quickly turn green. In autumn, their leaves turn red and orange, and in winter they finally go completely bare. On snowy days, they dress their trunks and branches in white and wait for spring. When I look at clothes through plants, I feel that for me, dressing is a way of signaling the seasons.

ZA Flight Jacket / ZA Two Tucks Baggy Trousers


MATERIAL: 100% cashmere (Cashmere herringbone gauze)

SIZE: 1, 2, 3

COLOR: Olive drab (PHOTO), top beige brown

PRICE: ¥209,000 (¥190,000 excl. tax)


MATERIAL: 27% wool, 26% silk, 24% cotton, 23% linen (Quartet pattern cloth)

SIZE: 1, 2, 3

COLOR: Hound’s tooth

PRICE: ¥70,400 (¥64,000 excl. tax)

*Other items: personal belongings

Photos by Taro Hirano