« My family has been doing a traditional Japanese technique – it’s called Shibori – since over a hundred years in Japan. The Shibori technique is usually for kimono. So you tie the fabric or stitch it, dye the colour and open the thread. You will see such different colour contrasts. Now we use this technique with different materials as usual. Before, it was just for cotton, but now it’s also for cashmere, alpaga or even polyester fabrics. For example, if we use this techniques with polyester fabrics after tighten it’s heated that’s why it keeps its shape.
This technique is very traditional, so we still use very old tools like hands and fingers and some needles. The combination of materials and techniques is something we have developed. Now, I’m fifth generation. My father often work for Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons. They developed this traditional technique as a modern textile process. »