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divka’s clothes are valued as “Japanese style” in foreign countries and valued as “European style” in Japan. The distance occurred between overseas and Japan is very interesting to us. It could be said as “the distance of recognition.” This distance is inevitable for fashion in daily life as well. The distance of clothes is yielded by the movement of bodies when people put them on. The distance is also yielded by the progress of time. And, we also can create distance by displacing the point of view of dressmaking. divka’s 2014-15 A/W collection has started off from dealing thematically with the distance yielded in the progress of dressmaking.We follow a path of dressmaking as assembling planar brand-new toile, printing, and soon changing into clothes. While we have taken this path, we have made a cut into a pattern, connected sleeves, and created an original drape. We positively utilized the distortion caused by silk screen printing. Fitting models misinterpret how to wear them, and we broadened new ideas from their mistakes. In this collection, we tried to believe in the new possibilities of dressmaking while keeping some distance and affirming deviation from rules of dressmaking. divka is seeking to create clothes that are yet to be known – even by us.
About the Designer
divka is based in Tokyo, Japan. He studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and graduated in 2006. His collections are produced in Japan.
“Divka” is a design team established by two creators in 2011, based in Tokyo. We are developing the various projects through fashion. At the heart of the practices work is a concern to communicate to people through our works.
Divka is aiming to creating modern and beautiful garments through experimentation. We always need to start the process from a different perspective and focused on the fact that new things are on the other end of our pattern - through various experiments aimed at creating undiscovered design patterns, shapes, and colors that create a whole new pattern. Divka seeks to create clothes that are unknown, even to us.
In 2012, divka is selected as a finalist of Mango Fashion Award 4th Edition,
and won 2011 TOKYO New Designer Grand Prix professional category.