amachi. × ARTS&SCIENCE Collaboration Items
＜amachi.＞ is a menswear brand based in a studio located among the high mountains of Nagano. To mark the brand’s first launch at A&S, collaboration pieces and amachi.’s original “Forest Fire” themed pieces titled
“ What exactly is a new value and a way of living that we aspire for the future? ”
Every season, amachi. tries to answer this question by combining all the elements such as the designer Amachi Yoshimoto’s backgrounds, the studio and life in Nagano with a different perspective and approach each year. The brand captures the “newness” which can only be felt in the depth of the nature. By fusing nature with technology and urbanity, the brand creates new values, sensations and a prospect for the future which holds an essential role in their creative process.
For this collaboration, the designer added a touch of amachi. to A&S garments in 4 themes to express the essence of both brands.
【1】 Grass Embroidery
Inspired from greens springing out of from cracks of tiles, concretes and man-made materials, this piece recreates the liveliness of such plants emerging from seams and pockets.
【2】 Water Embroidery
By layering stitches to motifs representing running water and its circulation, we gave change to the texture of the fabric to create a three-dimensional look.
Similar to grafting, this item features a fresh balance created from the combination of two different materials. amachi.’s original wool knitted material from Collection003 is used for the seam.
【4】 Side Embroidery
This piece is an arranged version from amachi.’s Collection002 pants with a new detail exclusively created for this collaboration.
The designer, Amachi Yoshimoto started from studying the construction, detail, pattern and materials of A&S garments. He focused on how to combine these pieces with amachi.’s handwork. Amachi noticed that this process was very similar to his approach when he studies the texture of organic materials to look for new details and ideas.
The collaboration pieces created for this launch are all unique pieces which express the whim of the moment and the environment. Please come and experience our new approach by amachi. x ARTS&SCIENCE.
- 2018. 9.14 (Fri.) –
- amachi. / The designer, Amachi Yoshimoto was born in the deep mountains of Elk Valley, California. Born to a parent of musicians, he grew up amid the flourish of the hippy culture without any electricity and running water. His childhood was spent in an environment where everything was handmade. Moving back to Japan, he became a self-taught clothes maker upon graduating from high school. After working at various domestic and international brands and pattern offices, he established his studio in the mountains of Nagano in 2017 to launch his menswear brand, amachi.
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