Imagine raincoat – Yojiro Kake

Imagine raincoat – Yojiro Kake 

Imagination is very important for a Fashion Designer, Yojiro Kake using his imagination perfectly to present his latest collection “Rain in Eclipse”. Yojiro Kake applied his strength – menswear tailoring in his latest collection, playing with the reconstruction of classic item like trench coat, cape and down jacket. Adding rainy days element like the puddles on the street, the blurred sight from window to create his imagine raincoat. 

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Interview with Yojiro Kake

G: Criminal Girl, Y: Yojiro Kake

G: Would you please tell me more about your latest collection?

Y: Our latest collection 2014 AW named Rain in Eclipse is to depict the imagination like the transformation of garments under the rain, like the rain really has ‘Eclipse’.
Composed with classic items as trench coat, cape, down jacket, all are reconstructed subtly from menswear tailoring. Inspired by the rainy days, the puddles on the street, the blurred sight from the window, the imagination between the sunlight and clouds.

G: What is your muse for this collection?

Y: Usually we don’t have muse for design/inspiration

G: What new for you this season? What kind of new make up/ accessories for your latest collection?

Y: Nothing is really new in the world nowadays honestly.
For us, we would say, the development of practical shirts and coats. This 2014AW collection is sort of a starting point to define label Yojiro Kake’s identity item, which is not an easy thing to execute. Yojiro has chosen ‘shirt’ and ‘coat’ because of the major experience from previous job in menswear tailoring, and then applied the fantasy of womenswear to the items into men-style-cutting.

G: Why did you interested in fashion?

Y: Of course, before, Yojiro wanted to be a painter, an artist, a cartoonist, or even a farmer… but later on, he becomes really interested in Fashion, because, Fashion or let’s say Design, is a mysterious thing more than anything else.

G: What do you think about the new designers in Japan?

Y: Hmm… no idea, seriously. 

G: What is the next project for you?

Y: Alternative Hair in London Royal Albert Hall on October, this is not just an ‘usual’ catwalk of Fashion night, yet is a presentation of new concept of styling combining Hair/Make-up, dressing, story-telling, performance. We will present our Haute Couture collection 2015SS, which there are two outfits of neutral sex presented by male models.
For us, it is an exciting as well as challenging, to collaborate with Italian Hair/Make-up artists from the very beginning. Please stay tuned by following our Facebook Fan page.

G: Where do you seek your inspiration?

Y: Inspiration is like the chance to meet someone who can stimulates your desire by one glance without intention. To the designer Yojiro Kake, the inspiration comes from the emotions of others, like a tiny drop to his peaceful mind.

G: What is your favorite designer and why?

Y: Miuccia Prada. Her works/labels always make Yojiro dream on. ‘Magic!’ is what pops-out just being passing by the images. 


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