Hosoo Co., Ltd.
Texture from Textile Vol.
Clothes of Time – Taiga Takahashi Vintage Collection
At the HOSOO GALLERY, entitled “Texture from Textile Vol. 2 Jikan no Koromo – Taiga Takahashi Vintage Collection”, a collection of clothing materials from the early 1900s collected by Taiga Takahashi, who has been attracting attention from various fields in recent years in the field of fashion, will be exhibited. We have started an exhibition to do.
The theme of this series, “Texture from Textile,” is “From Textiles to Architecture.” It explores the transitions in thought related to crafts, art, design, and architecture that originated in textiles (textures) in the early 20th century. It’s a research project. Vol. 1 “Genealogy of Construction” is a project to reconsider the history of architecture from the perspective of textiles, based on the idea that rich textures, including interiors, construct people’s lives. I was. Vol. 2 will focus on contemporary clothing through Takahashi’s collection. The history of fashion has never been separated from architecture, and in Europe in the early 1900s, under the influence of the decorative arts movement, fashion and interior decoration were treated as inseparable through textiles. Takahashi’s clothing collection consists of clothing produced mainly in the United States and Europe, mainly in the early 1900s, and produced in response to various issues such as mass production and design. These clothes do not simply deny mass production, but are one of the goals of a new era of aesthetics brought about by the pursuit of economic rationality. It can also be seen as a symbol of the social phenomenon that surrounds it.
Since his teens, Takahashi has collected approximately 2,000 items of clothing and accessories, mainly from the 1900s, and has been researching the fabrics and sewing techniques of the time from the perspective of reverse engineering. By researching the fabrics of the time, we have recreated them using traditional Japanese techniques, natural materials, and other manufacturing methods unique to modern Japan. . This time, by exhibiting the clothing materials left behind by Takahashi, we will trace the thoughts of the up-and-coming designer, and, like Vol. I would like to guess
At the same time, related exhibitions are being held at two bases in Kyoto City, the general art space “T.T” in Gion, Kyoto, which opened in 2021, and Kyoto Kenninji Temple Ryosokuin.
Born in 1995. In 2010, he entered London International High School of the Arts, and in 2013, went on to Central Saint Martins. In 2015, worked as a design assistant at Maisons in Antwerp, Belgium and London. After graduating from the same university in 2017, he moved to the United States. Established TaigaTakahashi, Inc. in New York. In December 2021, Takahashi will open a comprehensive art space “T.T” in Gion, Kyoto, where you can experience all of “clothing, food, and living” consisting of clothes, architecture, tea rooms, and
Organizer: Hosoo Co., Ltd., TaigaTakahashi, Inc. Cooperation: hO Director: Masataka Hosoo Curator: Kumiko Idaka Advertising art: Akihiro Morita PR: Momoko Aoyagi Text editing cooperation: Rurihiko Hara
“Texture from Textile Vol. 2 Temporal Clothing – Taiga Takahashi Vintage Collection”
Dates: December 3, 2022 [Sat] – March 12, 2023 [Sun] 10:30–18:00 (Last admission 15 minutes before closing, excluding year-end and New Year holidays)
Venue: HOSOO GALLERY
604-8173 HOSOO FLAGSHIP STORE 2F, 412 Kakimotocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Phone: 075-221-8888
Admission fee: Free
“Mirror that reflects time”
Date: December 3rd [Sat] – December 11th [Sun] 12:00–19:00, 2022 Venue: Comprehensive art space “T.T”
605-0074 570-120 South Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Admission fee: Free
“Taiga Takahashi: Presence in Absence”
Date: December 3rd [Sat] – December 11th [Sun] 11:00–17:00, 2022 Venue: Ryosokuin Temple, Kenninji Temple, Kyoto
605-0811 591 Komatsucho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City
Admission fee: Free (separate entrance fee)
“Hosoo” was founded in the Genroku era (1688) as a weaving shop for large temples in Nishijin, Kyoto. Kyoto’s yarn-dyed fabric, Nishijin textile, has been developed over 1,200 years ago with overwhelming support from aristocrats, the samurai class, and even wealthy townspeople. Hosoo now inherits traditional Nishijin textile techniques such as obi and kimono, while adding innovative techniques and timeless design sensibilities to create unique textiles for the domestic and international luxury market. doing.
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