Shiro Sakai delivers his new line with a quiet enigma. A capsule collection with their maker self describing them as living sketches he formed on the human shape. SHIRO has precision expression in sought out Japanese fabrics. The air of ancient hand work abounds with careful hand stitching. Shiro was a part of Comme des Garçons for nineteen years as a virtuoso patten maker. Their intricate and zig zag notions exacted in undersize and overwhelming proportion shocked the fashion world into a new religion of silhouette.
SHIRO jackets are made with an almost Victorian sensibility in cool toned exquisite fabrication awash with tucks, pleats, darts, invisible pockets and perfectly placed buttons. Lined in silk and abiding cotton twills we see finishes that transform the day to night. Bespoke standards exacted in fabric that could make a cherry blossom shed its blooms.
“Sketches - I always create and sculpt directly onto the body. Without a sketch. Moving and thinking with my hands. My spirit and my language is the product.” -Shiro Sakai