Explorations of softness are present. Vertical quilting on compact cotton is elongated and elegant, while more military-inspired garment-dyed nylon quilting becomes rounded with oversized, cinched and darted trousers. Fully vulcanized hammerhead-toed boots underline a protective feeling. Inflated coats in functional coated cottons, and felted wool topcoats are belted with traditional kimono cords from Japan. Photos by Daido Moriyama are found on cotton matelassé and open-stitch knit, a contrast between his high-contrast reality with soft, comforting textures.
Fabrics are custom developed in Italy and Japan: span double-faced wools, high-shine coated cottons, taped-seam nylons, functional cottons, sharp Japanese wools, felted wool coating, wool gobelin jacquards, cotton matelassé, and fluid viscose.