Since its establishment in 2000, visvim has been on a continuous search for a universal sense of beauty and making products with a true and lasting value.
Each seasonal collection presents footwear, apparel and accessories designs inspired by genuine artisanship from around the world; a reinterpretation of skills inherited and taught by hand and the heart, passed from one generation to another. visvim intends for its products which take significant time and care to be made, to reach people who develop an appreciation and sentimentality for a beauty that is enjoyed and enhanced over a long time.
In Japan where it is customary to take off your shoes when you enter your home and also taking into consideration the climate, which is hot and humid, the geta just makes sense as a functional piece of footwear. Alongside its leather boots and sneakers, visvim has continued to offer new styles of geta as part of its collections since the 2012 Spring and Summer season.
Jacquard Woven Blanket
"Jacquard Weave" refers to a fabric whose complex pattern or design is expressed by a special weaving technique. In contrast to an already woven fabric that prints or transfers a print as its design, the jacquard weave changes the structure of the fabric at pinpoint locations to express the design, which also creates a three-dimensional effect in the fabric that is more luxurious and has a profound tastefulness.
OLD VISVIM NEVER DIES
The more you use something, the more you see it becoming a reflection of your own character, and you begin to feel an inexplicable fondness for the object. The fact you own something like this brings you happiness, and I am drawn to these kinds of objects.
"Kasuri" is a weaving technique that is characterized by its faint fragmented patterns: the threads are partially dyed beforehand and when woven together, the undyed segments of the thread appear as patterns on the fabric.
VISVIM GENERAL STORE / VISVIM GALLERY
VISVIM GENERAL STORE / VISVIM GALLERY, visvim's newest store which opened in the Naka-Meguro area of Tokyo, in July 2022, is filled with the work of various artisans who have dedicated their lives to their craft-beginning with the Japanese garden, the tin pedestals and countertop, along with the stencil-dyed (katazurizome) fusuma sliding screens. A follow up to his work at WMV VISVIM TOKYO, Hiroki Nakamura was responsible for the design direction of the new store. We hope you'll come visit the store to witness and experience the incredible handiwork of these master craftspeople to better understand its profound charm, which is something that is in alignment with the philosophy towards product creation that we try and uphold at visvim.
What word would best help people to visualize pile fabrics? Fleece, perhaps? However, as fleece is defined as a "Fabric with a napped surface that is made by circular knitting polyester or another material", it becomes evident that pile fabrics are something completely different.
Tango Chirimen and Te-Nassen
As kimono and furoshiki started disappearing from everyday life, chirimen too started to vanish. All the same, the techniques used in its creation are exclusively unique to Japan. And so, creators of chirimen are now considering how to reapply these techniques, fostered and cultivated over many centuries, to the modern day and how to apply new materials and methods to develop and create a new history for chirimen.
Aizome (Natural Indigo Dyeing)
Indigo dyeing, known in Japan as "aizome", is one of the most indicative forms of natural dyeing and has a history of being practiced all over the world since ancient times. Similar to other plant or vegetable-based dyes where the pigment comes from plants, so too does the indigo pigment, which is sourced naturally from Japanese Indigo (Persicaria tinctoria) as well as other plants. However, the process to create the dye itself is vastly different in comparison.