visvim’s latest dissertation highlights its use of collage for the SS19 collection. Drawing on a wide variety of inputs and inspirations visim® has developed a range of custom fabrics ranging from hand-woven fabrics from China’s ethnic Buyi tribe, naturally dyed slub linen, hand-sewn sashiko and hand woven cotton twills.
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For nearly two decades, Visvim (@visvimwmv) has been known as much for its astonishing product as its mysterious existence. Now, with a growing presence in Los Angeles, the brand has stepped into the light. David Kenji Chang (@davidkenjichang) spent time there with elusive designer Hiroki Nakamura and learned about his creative process, the limits of what Visvim can (and cannot) afford, and the true scope of his uncompromising vision.
✍🏻: David Kenji Chang (@davidkenjichang)
📹: The Neue School / Marat Shaya (@maratshaya)
📸: Justin Chung (@justinchung)
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"It couldn’t have been more organic. I won’t get high and mighty about how long it’s been, because the fact of the matter is that everyone who wants to be into it should be into it. Someone turned me onto it, and I turned someone else onto it.”
So who is responsible for Mayer’s first encounter with visvim? As it turns out, Eric Clapton. The legendary rock musician introduced Mayer to designer Hiroshi Fujiwara and ultimately, other heavy-hitters within the Japanese street-wear scene.
“I remember meeting Kazuki Kuraishi, who walked me into F.I.L. and introduced [visvim] to me. That was 2005, and that started me on the path I’ve been on for over a decade now.” - Hypebeast interview (link in BIO) #JohnMayer#EricClapton#HirokiNakamura