The New York Times Gives Us a Glimpse Inside the Life of Mr. Hiroki Nakamura
“Word of mouth and a celebrity clientele made Visvim an insider’s favorite. Now it has shaken off its obscurity and is in stores all over the world.”
New York Times writer Guy Trebay recently got to visit Mr. Nakamura in his home in Tokyo, Japan. He shares a rich insight into Mr. Nakamura’s inspirations, work aesthetic, and family life - from the designer’s passion for the old traditions of garment making to visvim’s first-ever fashion show at Pitti Uomo.
“My inspiration mostly comes from old textiles, beautifully made stuff from the past,” said Mr. Nakamura, who, beginning as a teenager, scavenged thrift shops for World War II surplus items, 1950s denim work wear and Buddhist pilgrims’ coats. “I always wanted to make things that, as much as the vintage stuff I am drawn to, have strong energy.” - Mr. Hiroki Nakamura
The full article and images are available at The New York Times site