After winning the Fashion Prize of Tokyo 2019 and making a PFW runway debut with their AW20 collection, TAAKK unveiled their SS21 collection through a short film entitled UNPOSTED.
Narration: Evangeline Young
Producer & Editor: Nagisa Kodama
Production Manager: Seigo Yanagida
Director of Photography: Masaya Suzuki
Creative Producer: Takashiro Saito (KuRoKo inc.)
Music Composition: Taisuke Kimura
Stylist: Shohei Kashima
Tetsuya Ando (LESS IS MORE)
Dhenkānāl SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION
In creating Spring/Summer 2021, designer Takuya Morikawa sought inspiration from Belgian artist René Magritte’s visual representation of the idea of destroying the common illusion. Often bound by the standard notions of thinking when this shared vision is broken down, access is granted to a world unseen, presenting an opportunity for innovation.
Since TAAKK’s inception in 2012, Morikawa has continued to reshape the traditional notions of reality and push the boundaries of innovative menswear design with a multidisciplinary approach – incorporating extensive material research and inventive fabric treatments into his creations by collaborating directly with technicians in each area explored throughout his practice.
This season, TAAKK takes a closer look at the raw essence of separate elements that are normally assembled. In exploring this notion, unexpected fabrics are juxtaposed throughout the offering to create a transformative effect.
Key textiles seen throughout the present range include shifting materiality, which seamlessly transitions from linen to cotton – transforming a blazer into a shirt to create a jacket with unexpected duality. Contrasting fabric pairings such as highly reflective nylon paired with a polyester organdy translucent fabric continue this narrative to create previously unimaginable transparency.
Widening the possibilities of expression through digital printing and evocative visual elements such as a fading flower, TAAKK represents the stark contrast of the beauties and melancholy of daily life.