Taakk, a brand founded by the Japanese designer Takuya Morikawa, has just launched its new s/s 2023 collection.
The collection started in Tokyo in 2013 by an award-winning designer who worked at Issey Miyake for eight years has started expanding internationally more recently.
In his work Morikawa is inspired by a constant reshaping of menswear design with a multidisciplinary approach by, for instance, incorporating extensive material research and imaginative fabric treatments in his collections and by collaborating with expert technicians who help him to bring his ideas to reality.
For this season, Morikawa has searched in fashion for the same elements that speak to the human soul in works such as paintings, novels, and poetry, while he wanted to create a “modern” and appealing collection.
For s/s 2023 Moriwaka focused his inspiration around the textures of compound fabrics and the elegance of our immediate surroundings expressed through graphics.
A key aspect of the collection is the use of fabrics with shifting identity. The designer, for instance, has fused heaviness with airiness in a tailored jacket that transitions from linen to a thin cotton loan.
This collection also uses a special series of Memory Fabrics obtained by utilizing polyethylene for of their weft thread. Completing its styles are unique graphic images recreating, for instance, reflections on the water’s edge of a flower.
Taakk also offers denim pieces made with fabrics using special jacquard design threads that help to create custom designs, including whiskers and denim fades.
The new collection is debuting physically and virtually today, June 21st, 2022, and will be available in select stores worldwide starting December 2022 at prices ranging between €126 for a tulle t-shirt to €300 for crepe trousers and €329 for a denim jacket.
Takuya Morikawa, founder, Taakk
By learning his own unique vision, the designer has developed highly innovative fabric innovation that made his brand earn numerous accolades including Best New Designer by the Tokyo Fashion Awards in 2014 and 2017; Fashion Prize of Tokyo in 2019, awarded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japan Apparel Fashion Industry Council and LVMH Prize Nominee and Semi-Finalist in 2021.