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This collection is inspired by the book “The Devil’s Cloth”, written by Michel Pastoureau. Looking back on the history and the link between patterned, spotted, especially striped clothes and the idea of diversity in the Middle Ages, People in striped clothes or varieties (various), as medieval latin calls it, were normally described as something impure, aggressive, immoral, or deceitful. Striped clothes constitute the usual attribute of the traitor. There is a huge gap between our contemporary sensibility - which turns “variety” into a positive value, connoting youth, cheerfulness, and an inquisitive mind, where the clothes become the privileged medium for bringing your personality - and the sensibility of people of the Middle Ages, who invested above all in that noti on of pejorative values. This is about re-interpreting and translating the history into modern garment and about people in particular clothes that are chosen to designate their negative status.
About the Designer
Ichiro is based in Paris, France. He studied at Royal College of Art and graduated in 2012. His collections are produced in France.
ichiro Suzuki is a Japanese-born Menswear designer based in London. He graduated from London College of Fashion, after which he joined Savile Row bespoke tailors Henry Poole & Co., where he has been trained in the art of cutting. In 2010, in order to further sate his creative drive and his aesthetic, He decided to study at Royal college of Art. This is with a view to complementing his fine traditional background in Savile Row tailoring with his innate creativity and innovation which has no doubt was honed while studying artistic design at the highest level.
As several awards in various international competitions will testify, Ichiro has an unrelenting obsession with design and bespoke tailoring.