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Shibuya Design Site 2014 / SOMARTA 「シブヤデザインサイト2014 / ソマルタ」

It’s design week again in Tokyo and the city holds a wonderful variety of events everywhere. I checked out Shibuya Design Site in Shibuya Seibu. An amazing selection of fashion designers, interior, lifestyle, food and art is displayed within the building.

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My favourite designer? After several years of work at Issey Miyake as a director of knits department, Tamae Hirokawa founded both her project “SOMA DESIGN” and her brand SOMARTA“.

SOMARTA is all about the beauty of the female body and about enhancing that beauty from an artistic point of view and through clothing. If you look closely, you’ll see the amazing details in the fabrics, some of them even with 3D prints.

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In 2006, SOMARTA introduced her iconic “Skin Series” based on the concept of a “second skin”.  3D scanning allowed the garments to be seamless and have a perfect fit over the body. The meticulous construction process and the impeccable tattoo-like patterns have taken SOMARTA to a whole new level of sophistication (photos below via SOMARTA, all credits go to her).

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Hirokawa has been awarded several prized since the creation of her brand.  She is also active in various other fields such as design and art including graphic, sound, products and movies.

 

Somarta Official Website HERE (Japanese only), Follow her HERE

 

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

 

 

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