SPRING SUMMER 2020
– STUCK UNDER THE SURFACE –
To be stuck: unable to change a situation or move from a particular position or location.
Unable to make a choice, being stuck in a traffic jam on a hot highway, feeling stuck in life or being distressed over love.
Being stuck will often force us out of a given situation, or let us know that change is needed. On the contrary, it can force us into making decisions, moving forward, feeling helpless or ruthless, and sometimes humorous or funny.
The Spring Summer 2020 collection was inspired by this humorous, absurd and unavoidable part of life — being stuck, or unable to change a situation.
In a society where there is no time to be stuck, it may at times be beneficial to embrace stagnation. Being stuck can open up to strange and interesting combinations with the help curiosity and playfulness.
This theme is emphasized through silhouettes and prints: a printed sardine trapped in a box, a knitted ship stranded on a bridge, a dancing couple stuck together in a waltz, embroidered lobsters with their claws tied together, or a barbecue stick piercing a stuck sausage.
90% of the collection is made from organic, recycled and biodegradable materials. Production takes place partly in Denmark and mainly within Europe.
Inside the object, performers keep the system going by dancing and infusing air in to maintain the shape of the object.
Danish designer Henrik Vibskov was born in 1972. He launched his first collection after graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2001. Making his Paris debut in 2003, Vibskov is the only Scandinavian designer on the official show schedule of the Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
The designer is also a talented drummer—touring with Danish musician Trentemøller for six years—and known for not only his work in fashion, but art, music, and visuals.
Vibskov is currently a Professor at Design School Kolding in Denmark and has also given lectures at Central Saint Martins and Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
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After repeating market research under the concept of “a hat that can be worn everyday”, MUHLBAUER completes their collection with creations that capture the times.
The theme of their Spring Summer 2020 collection is “VIENNA”.
Vienna means many things. “Melange” is espresso with steamed milk, topped off with milk froth. This everyday drink is a good representation of Vienna. A blend of different styles, thoughts and environments mixed together, result in something typically Viennese.
This is a fine balance between simplicity and opulence, patina and gloss, art nouveau and social housing, superficiality and skillful understatement. We are at the epicentre of it all.
In 2001, Klaus Mühlbauer became the creative director of the well-established hat brand Mühlbauer founded in 1903, as the 4th generation. Like previous generations, he acquired the skills of a hat craftsman. Leaving the family business for a while, he eventually took over to carry on the techniques and traditions. The hat collections by Klaus Mühlbauer are based on solid skills and perfectly blends tradition with fashion, by open-mindedly incorporating new ideas to materials and designs. He was also a director for the boutique store “MODE MUHLBAUER” and has been active in various fields as one of the leaders of Vienna fashion.
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Interior decor brand CORAL & TUSK from Brooklyn, New York, features story-like designs and hand-drawn embroidery. The collection is inspired by designer Stephanie Housley’s magical experiences, unique animals and the beauty of nature from her travels around the world.
The production process always starts with a sketch. While expanding her imagination on things such as ‘their personality, where they live and what they do’, Stephanie carefully sketches, and draws the stitches one by one using an embroidery software. All of this work is done by Stephanie herself. This is one of the reasons that the finished pieces have a hand-embroidered look. The embroidery files she creates are sent to a factory in India where they are embroidered, cut and sewn and sent to the brand’s warehouse in Wyoming ready for shipment. The team at their Brooklyn studio helps with the process of getting the finished products to stores and customers. Each Coral and Task product is filled with Stephanie’s vision and made by the hands of a trusted team.
The Spring Summer 2020 “Coastal Collection” was inspired by the designer’s lifelong love for the sea. The collection evokes the sound of waves and the warmth of the sun in which sea creatures appear. Whether it is a bear that protects a lighthouse, sea creatures enjoying their swims, a captain Beluga aboard its ship, or a sailor bear, the witty stories are reminiscent of dreams and adventures.
H.P.DECO ART KAN NO ARU KURASHI
H.P.DEDO KOUKISHIN NO KOBEYA Futakotamagawa
H.P.DEDO KOUKISHIN NO KOBEYA Yokohama
H.P.DEDO KOUKISHIN NO KOBEYA Fukuoka
Photo by Will Ellis
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The Spring Summer 2020 collection themed INFRARROJO (infrared) features unique prints of skeletal parts that appear to show through using infrared rays.
Tramando‘s unique and playful textiles are printed in their atelier and each one is unique. After plain fabric is sewn together, each item is carefully pressed to print and add color. Pressing on a flat surface creates a shadow on the print, which is a characteristic of the designs. It is a very laborious task, but designer Martin Churba puts his artistry and messages into this textile expression. This season the focus is on their self-production process, and the ‘hands’ and ‘heat’ motifs used in their designs are direct expressions of this.
Martin Churba is an artist in the fields of fashion, product and textile design, who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he currently resides. He specializes in clothes made without threads but rather by pressing rubber or beads onto fabrics, creating his own unique textiles. Tramando’s creations are not bound by the concept of ‘clothing’ and continue to evolve as pieces of art. In creating clothing, he has always valued free ideas. It is the designer’s hope that customers who choose his pieces will feel a sense of ‘freedom’ from Tramando’s textiles and enjoy the different expressions each time they wear it. In addition, the brand promises to deliver more textile expressions to the people in Japan.
Tramando, led by Martin Churba, launched its first collection in Fall/Winter 2004-05. The collections, which consists of ready-to-wear and haute couture items, features original prints and creative fabric treatments with a rock chic edge.
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Blue sea, sunny hills and a vast carpet of lavenders
Rich colors of the earth and sea
Light and colors that Cezanne loved
A golden sunflower field that fascinated Van Gogh
Birds in the treetops of a row of sycamore trees
The refreshing sensation of a bunch of olives and lemons
Sunlight that shines on the brown terracotta
A trip to enjoy far niente (do nothing)
Yellow, terracotta, blue and green
Tones of traditional Provence patterns
With scents of lavender, mimosa and olives
The artisan craftwork feature iconic motifs
JAMIN PUECH invites us into mesmerizing Provence with the Spring Summer 2020 Collection
JAMIN PUECH bags pull us into a magnificent story.
Each bag holds a special message and together they create a world that is unique to every seasonal collection.
The originality and power of JAMIN PUECH is unlike any other, and will stir your imagination.
It is a journey of exploration into an unknown world by an innovative storyteller…
JAMIN PUECH Omotesando
5-2-11 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
The Spring Summer 2020 Collection introduces the spirit of Hawaii.
Mariana set out on a trip to Maui in search of this essence. ‘Alo’ means existence and ‘ha’ means breathing. Aloha also means ‘Hello’, ‘Good bye’ and much more. Aloha is the spirit of the island, representing the people who live on Hawaii and the lives that are unique to it. We hoped to express this spirit distinctive to Hawaii through our collection for everyone to enjoy. Feel the warm Hawaiian breeze on your skin and spend a cool and comfortable spring summer season.Read More →
A limited collection designed under the theme “Spring in Tokyo” will be released from REDLINE, the brand by French designer Laetitia Cohen-Skalli.
The collection features a bracelet with diamonds and pink sapphires inspired by Tokyo landmarks, as well as a bracelet with mixed color strings perfect for a sporty summer feel.
In addition, updated models of the lucky motif series with colorful strings, and “BIEN AIME” featuring the heart-cut diamond will also be available.
The collection will be on sale from Friday, April 3, 2020 at H.P.FRANCE BIJOUX Marunouchi / Ginza / Omotesando / Isetan Shinjuku / Shinjuku / Osaka / Umeda / Fukuoka.
Bracelets with Tokyo landmark motifs will be available for preorder from Friday, April 3.Read More →
The brand “pero” was launched by an Indian designer who was inspired by the attire of the local people in her home country.
Her collaboration with French artist Nathalie Lete launched this season and will be traveling through the following stores. We hope you take this opportunity to experience the special pieces made by traditional Indian couture techniques.
―Traveling Exhibition Schedule―
■Le Monde de Nathalie
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Lamp harajuku B1F, 4-28-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00-19:30 (Closed Wednesdays)
■H.P.DECO KOUKISHIN NO KOBEYA Futakotamagawa
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Sunday, April, 26, 2020
Tamagawa Takashimaya S.C. South Building 4F, 3-17-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
■H.P.DECO KOUKISHIN NO KOBEYA Yokohama
Friday, May 1, 2020 – Sunday, May 24, 2020
2F LUMINE YOKOHAMA, 2-16-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
■Usagi pour toi H.P.FRANCE Fukuoka
Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Sunday, May 17, 2020
IMS. 1F, 1-7-11 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
■Usagi pour toi H.P.FRANCE Osaka
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – Sunday, May 31, 2020
EST. 1F, 3-25 Kakutacho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Titled “morriña”—a Galician word used only in northwestern Spain meaning thoughts and love for one’s homeland—is the new collection from the D-due LAB series. The concept is a sketchbook from the Spring/Summer 2020 collection, created around a fictional letter addressed to a family living in Galicia by a woman named Rosario who moved to Brazil.
The lineup features symbolic drawings from the Spring/Summer collections which are hand-drawn by designer Alfredo Olmedo on checkered prints inspired by graph paper, giving a unique feel to each piece.
hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO is pleased to announce of Hoshiki Ara’s solo exhibition “Model”. Hoshiki Ara explores a new territory of painting expression. At first glance it looks like a digitally-assembled collage, but up close the fine brushstrokes and oil-painted material becomes evident.
The images are formed by weaving together human figures elaborately drawn with high technology and abstract parts similar to patterns and graffiti expressions. By filtering and reconstructing various elements that stimulate the memory and imagination of the viewer, these futuristic images are created. We hope that you take this opportunity to experience his work.
Hoshiki Ara’s Solo Exhibition “Model”
Dates: Friday, March 13 – Saturday, March 28, 2020
Venue: hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO
B1F 5-7-17 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN