Mr. Kaga’s idea to preserve and integrate the classic handmade embroidery and spread it to a bigger public
The fabrics are more akin to those used for fine sports jackets: hopsack wool/cotton blends and slubby wool/silk/linen mixes and well-suited to their hand embellishments. Some have rows of bold cross-stitching, others are embroidered with chain-stitching.
Stores that carry Kaga’s designs host events at which individual embroidery can be ordered along with various linings, initials, crests – whatever clients wish.
Kenji is heavily influenced by 1940s-1950s styles, as is evident in his tailoring.
“Texture is important. We associate vintage silks and wools with a dry feel, and a matte finish.”
“Artisans and their job must be protected and incentivate even in the modern era.” These traditions tend to disappear, not because the customers are not interested in them anymore, but because it is difficult to find real artisans that can preserve it.
Stores • 店舗
The Firence China
The Armoury HK
The Finery Company