New York fashion brand, HIROMI ASAI, presents 2019 Spring/Summer Collection – Using finest Kimono cotton textile, Ise Momen, which has more-than-350-year history
Ancient Japanese Kimono Cotton, Ise Momen, Revives For Shirts and Jackets – Hiromi Asai New Men’s Collection Presented at Pitti Uomo
Date: Jun 05, 2018
Source: HIROMI ASAI – MODE & CLASSIC LLC
NEW YORK, June 5, 2018 – New York Fashion Week participating fashion brand, HIROMI ASAI, unveils the novel cotton shirt and jacket lineup for 2019 spring/summer menswear collection at Pitti Uomo 94 in Florence, Italy on June 12-15, 2018. The theme of the collection is “Eden”, representing sophisticated and luxurious styles with beauty and romance, created by 100-year-old looms. Comfortable and well-tailored shirts and jackets were all made of finest Kimono cotton textile, Ise Momen.
Ise Momen has more-than-350-year history, woven by 100-year-old looms in Mie, Japan. Now only one Ise Momen workshop survives in Japan. HIROMI ASAI asks this workshop to weave premium cotton textiles for the collection with unique but modern patterns. Because Ise Momen was originally used for Yukatabira: Japanese summer cotton bath robes, it efficiently absorbs sweat. Ise Momen becomes softer and softer after hand-washing several times.
HIROMI ASAI designs 2019 spring/summer collection to make the best use of this premium cotton, Ise Momen. The shirts and jackets are not only comfortable and functional, but also stylish and bold to form beautiful silhouette, suitable for business or casual occasions.
Sanyo Industry Inc. is a manufacturing factory in Fukushima, Japan, which is a subsidiary company of Sanyo Shokai Ltd., one of the leading apparel companies in Japan. Sanyo Industry is famous for its sophisticated techniques to manufacture suits and jackets. Fashion Kobo Kuroishi is a shirt factory, manufacturing shirts for developing maisions by highly skilled craftspersons in Aomori, Japan. HIROMI ASAI works together to elaborately manufacture the shirts and jackets with accurate pattern matching. In addition, a modelist, Takashi Nagano, at Sanyo Shokai works with HIROMI ASAI to complete pattern making for the entire collection.
Ms. Asai, a designer of HIROMI ASAI, said, “I have always been trying to revive the essence of Japanese Kimono for modern fashion. This time, the ancient textile, Ise Momen, revives through craftsmanship for shirts and jackets that bring timeless romance to the present. I am pleased to be able to distribute them to the world at affordable prices.”
After the presentation at Pitti Uomo, HIROMI ASAI 2019 spring/summer collection debuts in USA and is presented at Liberty Fairs in New York and Las Vegan in July and August, respectively.
Exhibitor Brand Name: HIROMI ASAI
Exhibition Name: Pitti Immagine Uomo 94
Location: Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
Section: MAKE, in the Sala del Rondino
Booth No: Stand 16
Duration: June 12-15, 2018
ABOUT HIROMI ASAI
Hiromi Asai is a New York-based fashion designer. Hiromi Asai established New York based fashion brand, HIROMI ASAI, in 2016. HIROMI ASAI creates simple and sophisticated men’s styles, all made by finest Japanese textiles, which are produced by traditional Kimono manufacturing techniques.
HIROMI ASAI first presented a womenswear collection on the runway at 2016 F/W New York Fashion Week. HIROMI ASAI expanded her collection to menswear and debuted the first menswear collection at Pitti Uomo in January, 2017. HIROMI ASAI presented men’s collection at Pitti Uomo in June, 2017 and at Capsule Show New York Men’s in July, 2017 and February, 2018. HIROMI ASAI collections were covered by international media including NBC News, Newsweek, AFP, and SOMA Magazine.