Exhibition catalogue dedicated to the meeting of two of the most innovative fashion designers in Japan
, Keisuke Kanda and Kunihiko Morinaga. “Anofuku” is the result of joint projects developed in collaboration with sports brand, Asics and animation company, Studio Ghibli. These creations cross the past and the future, Japanese and Western cultures, new technologies
Born in 1976 in Kagoshima, fashion
designer Keisuke Kanda graduated in sociology from W aseda University and Bunka Fashion College. He designed his first clothes during his studies and created the keisuke kanda brand in 2005. Since 2007, he has been presenting his new creations at press conferences organized throughout the archipelago in the manner of touring rock concerts.
Fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga (born in Tokyo in 1980) is a Waseda University and Vantan Design Academy graduate. In 2003, he launched Anrealage, its name a combination of “A Real, Unreal and Age.” His designs originate in discoveries of easily-overlooked, subtle twists in the fabric of our everyday life that create touches of unreality. Working with the mantra, “God is in the details,” his designs are known for their brightly-colored, finely-detailed patchwork, garments with creative shapes unbeholden to the human body, and garments that actively incorporate technology and innovative techniques.