TATRAS designer Masanaka Sakao teamed up with renowned hand drawn Kyo-Yuzen kimono producer Kimura Senshow for REVEAL PROJECT‘s first collection that features 7 silk jackets. The Fall Winter 2018.19 collection aims to pass on traditional Japanese culture, and it was inspired by the spirit and passion of the Japanese craftsmen. Looks featuring hand drawn Kyo-Yuzen designs will be presented during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week as an unisex collection.
“REVEAL PROJECT was started by TATRAS designer Masanaka Sakao, who wanted to build upon his experience as a designer to pass on Japan’s history and tradition. Therefore he created an unprecedented brand concept that maximizes the value of Japanese culture from a creative perspective, by combining their knowledge and experience in all areas. Linking these creative skills and the network developed through TATRAS JAPAN, they aim to position Japan’s unique techniques and tradition as a standard in the worldwide fashion industry. The driving force behind REVEAL PROJECT is the spirit and passion of the Japanese craftsmen.
This line came to fruition through the support of KIMURA SENSHOW, a renowned hand drawn Kyo-Yuzen kimono producer, who is based in Kyoto. The bomber jackets are all made of the purest Japanese silk and each garment showcases its very own Kyo-Yuzen design. Creating a true Kyo-Yuzen design and embellishment involves more than fourteen manufacturing processes including conceptualization, rough drawing, masking, brush dyeing and illustrations. Each of these steps are often performed separately by craftsmen, who are skilled and specialized in each particular process. All of these craftsmen are based in Kyoto, in Kyo-Yuzen’s “Kyo”, which means the city of Kyoto.“