NEW BRAND: FUMITO GANRYU
MODERN AND CONCEPTUAL
Japanese fashion designer Fumito Ganryu unveiled his first namesake line at Pitti Uomo in June for SS 2019. The former Comme des Garçons alumnus believes that the evolutive spirit is the authentic driving force of his work. His shapes are functional, with a lab-like feeling for clothes that can be carried and worn as accessories and used on any occasion. So, for example, shorts double as swimsuits while traditional items like the hakama are rebuilt into contemporary urban garments.
His mix of materials, which include functional waterproof neoprene, comfortable indigos and fabrics with a watery feel, are studied to highlight the construction. All in a tightly-edited palette of blues and medical tones.
In essence, these are clothes that stimulates the mind, imagination, impulse and desire.