Up-and-coming fashion designer Keisuke Nagami and his clothing label Hatra are shaking up the Japanese fashion industry from the inside out. And I mean that quite literally. An antithesis to street fashion, he designs clothes around the concept of relaxing in a comfortable room. Taking inspiration from both otaku, anime and internet culture, Nagami creates clothes that you can wear outside, while still maintaining the comfort of being in your own room.
At an exhibition in Tokyo last month Nagami collaborated with bag designer Yusuke Kagari in an installation and pop-up shop where bags that look like walls and parkas that can be worn as rooms came together to form an ultimate abode of fashion. The centerpiece, however, was a large kotatsu – a traditional heated table that is a symbol of roomy warmth and comfort. But instead of simply slipping under the covers that rest upon the table, the cover is made from 4 large parkas stitched together. The piece was an epic wearable kotatsu, which warmed the hearts of visitors.
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