New York City – Drawing from the principles of the Yin and Yang from the Orient, KoH T focused on the mantra “everything in this world by nature is beautiful.”
Inspired by the ceramic art of Hon’ami Koetsu, 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 themselves as narrators of the story telling behind the careful construction of garments.
“Human beauty reflects the way of life and the philosophy of a person.” They have taken a strong stance in social responsibility, partnering with the production lines to create a more conscious working environment – a message they hope will carry to the future to 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 thereforth.
Recent accolades include SS21 Digital show at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo, along with SS21 3D Digital show & Designer Residency at Helsinki Fashion Week. – GM
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