Midway preview of Yusuke Takahashi’s comprehensive CFCL series Spring, years old born in The Tokyo-based designer pulled up a video of his three-year-old daughter on his iPhone. The preschooler stood out from his freshman collection in a mini version of a pale pink and yellow knitted ‘Pottery’ dress, showing off her favorite pieces at the recent CFCL pop-up event, explaining why she love them. (While the brand whose name is an acronym for ‘Modern Living Clothing’ is only two years old, Takahashi has developed a children’s clothing product.) For kids,” he laughs, adding: ” This is another reason why it is so important that fabrics can be washed in the washing machine. “
Aside from being cute, Takahashi’s little apprentice is a compelling sales assistant for the brand, which established itself in a short period of time Based on the designer’s belief that good clothes should fit everyone — an egalitarian philosophy that also defined his former boss, the brand of the late Issey Miyake — CFCL’s recycled polyester pieces feature engineering Resilient, which means they are suitable for people of all ages, genders and body types. Takahashi is equally single-minded about sustainability. July 2021, CFCL starts with 85 – Impressive as the median score for the average business that completed the assessment is currently 85.9. The only fashion brand to display B Corp certification on PFW is Chloé, which has an overall score of .2 October 2021.
Partial credit for B Corp status Yu Takahashi’s loyalty to 3D computer knitting, which can produce seamless garments and eliminate waste. But it’s also thanks to his rigorous collaboration with suppliers, many of which are located in the Tohoku, Hokuriku and Kanto regions of Japan, where he is based in Miyake Era knew these suppliers when he designed menswear. His willingness to challenge them on everything from switching to renewable energy to reducing water usage is admirable – and it’s well documented on CFCL’s website.
In spring, his fifth collection, Takahashi wanted to tone down his cocooned silhouette and vibrant colors, To focus on elegance. “Knitwear has a history of casual wear, it’s not used in suits or evening gowns,” he said. “So in the first show we did for PFW, I was thinking about real elegance. I’m watching Le Smoking by Yves Saint Laurent. But I wanted to combine elegant evening wear with comfort. ” Slim-cut black double-knit blazer with soft ruffles and navy lining, and crinkled cupro-recycled polyester-blend trousers. Elsewhere, Takahashi has been thinking about science fiction, while Stanley Kubrick
In October, Takahashi will open his brand in Tokyo has opened the first store and plans to open the second next year. He already owns more than in Japan door and has his eye on expansion in Korea, Vietnam and China as well as Paris. “People feel sympathy for our clothes because they are made for city life. Designed,” Takahashi says. “Not so many brands focus on functionality — anti-wrinkle, quick-drying, easy cleaning and care — and elegance. But this is just the beginning. “