The "My Archives" exhibition currently being held at "EYE OF GYRE" (Omotesando GYRE 3F.)
Hardcover book, Size: 265mm×265mm, Pages: 120P, Language: Japanese / English
Since stating that he received a great deal of inspiration from vintage items, including traditional crafts from around the world, for his manufacturing concepts, Hiroki Nakamura, visvim's creative director, has continued to introduce many of his favorite items in the popular series featured in POPEYE magazine starting from 2012.
The items covered throughout the series don't belong to any specific categories and were all created in different eras and places.
From Native American leather moccasins, to a natural dyed blanket from Tibet, a hat worn by a minority ethnic group in Ethiopia, an umbrella used by shepherds in Alaska to a firefighter's short coat from the Edo period... A sense of "handcrafted beauty" can be felt in all of the items introduced by Nakamura.
Over 50 rare items that embody visvim's philosophy of thoroughly digging up and deeply pursuing each and every manufacturing process from the design, to the fabrics, patterns, stitching and finishing, have been included in the book, along with commentary from Nakamura himself. The book will also feature new specifically created content that has not been published by POPEYE magazine.
Coinciding with the publication of this book, we will be holding an exhibition to showcase Hiroki Nakamura's private collections and items.
Exhibition dates: March 17 (Sat) to April 13 (Fri), 11:00-20:00 *March 31 (Sat), 17:00-20:00
Venue: EYE OF GYRE/GYRE 3F 5-10-1 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo TEL: 03-3498-6990