Japanese menswear brand TAAKK is pleased to unveil its newest collection for Autumn-Winter 2023.
This season began with an earnest desire to create formidable.
A search for one’s own “strength”
What is strength… is it perhaps the existence of an unwavering will?
Feigned strength is never epoch-making; what then constitutes a formidable piece of clothing?
Since TAAKK’s inception, 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 more than ever was one of self reflection.
Truth at the core and creating once more a collection deeply representative of the designer’s identity.
This season, TAAKK was largely inspired by abstract paintings.
The minute rise and fall of paint on canvas,
The sentiments that interweave … the humanity, the creator’s soul, the creator’s life itself that seems to collide into you.
That moment of mutual understanding.
This was the sensation at the foundation of this season’s fabric making.
A graphical representation of a self-portrait undergone several layers of paint.
Contrasted textures that are a culmination of multiple midway sketches, fabrics with altered jacquard angles, all of these color this season’s collection with its multitude of expressions.
We also utilized techniques combining free-expression fabrics in creating a blazer and coat that transitions from classical wool-check to eco-leather.
Pieces such as a blazer that seamlessly transforms into a military jacket, hold a duality that is only further accentuated by set-ups reminiscent of primary colors in a vibrant and exhilarating visual collection.
The TAAKK Autumn-Winter 2023 collection will debut virtually starting January 2023, and will be available in select stores worldwide starting July 2023.
TAAKK was established in 2013 in Tokyo JAPAN by Takuya Morikawa.
Following an eight-year tenure at ISSEY MIYAKE, Morikawa’s unique eye for design and meticulous attention to fabric innovation has earned the brand numerous accolades including the honor of Best New Designer by the Tokyo Fashion Awards in 2014 and 2017, as well as the prestigious Fashion Prize of Tokyo in 2019, awarded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japan Apparel Fashion Industry Council (JAFI). In addition, LVMH Prize Nominee and Semi-Finalist in 2021.