USHIKUBI TSUMUGI×ARLNATA SPECIAL COLLECTION5 in ISETAN 2023

SPECIAL COLLECTION 5 in ISETAN 2023

This collaboration event between ARLNATA and Ushikubi-tsumugi,
where you can choose your favorite kimono fabric and design to have a unique piece just for you,
is now being held for the fifth time.

ARLNATA has been in charge of the design direction for MIZEN since its opening in Aoyama in December 2022.
At this event, you can also explore our special line, which allows you to order the design tailored from a unique selection of fabrics from across Japan,
without the need to purchase an entire roll of kimono textile (12M/roll).

During the exhibition period, we will showcase and sell new pieces created specifically for this event at the ISETAN department store,
along with a selection of items will be available at the MIZEN Aoyama store.

COLLECTION

SINGLE LAYER COAT / MEN

MEN’S SIZE:3(M),4(L),5(XL)
WOMEN’S SIZE:1(S),2(M)

ORDER PRICE 275,000円~+USHIKUBI KIMONO 253,000円~

This ambitious model combines seemingly contradictory elements:
the structure of a jacket, the lightness of a shirt, and the enveloping nature of a coat,
all in one garment.
The garment features no facings overall, maintaining a thin and flexible structure.
Plush core is hand-stitched only in areas necessary for structural integrity.
The coat is distinguished by an original metal plate inserted in the front opening
and a uniquely designed buckle that crosses diagonally. An opulent "Raden-ori",
mother-of-pearl version is also available as an option.

LONG COAT DOUBLE / MEN WOMEN

ORDER PRICE 253,000円~+USHIKUBI KIMONO 253,000円~
(+RADEN PRICE)

A double layered belted trench style coat with a back.
Featuring large 30mm buttons in a double-breasted style and double-layered cuffs,
it's designed for ample pocket space and can be worn over a jacket.
An "Raden-ori", mother-of-pearl weave upgrade for the collar and cuffs is available as an option.

USHIKUBI TSUMUGI 

In Ishikawa Prefecture, at the foot of Mount Hakusan in Shiramine
(formerly Ushikubi Village), there lies a traditional weaving art that has been continued for over 800 years.

Ushikubi Tsumugi is woven primarily using "Tamamayu"(玉繭),
a special silk thread spun from cocoons jointly made by two silkworms.
This fabric is known for its elasticity and stretchability. It is also known for its durability and suppleness,
so much so that it is nicknamed Kugi-nuki-tsumugi, meaning to be
"a Tsumugi that won't tear even if a nail driven through it."

A unique feature of Ushikubi Tsumugi is the traditional method of yarn spinning,
where entangled sections of the thread create distinctive uneven nodes characteristic of this fabric.

About MIZEN

MIZEN is a project dedicated to creating a luxury brand where artisans carrying Japan’s traditional craftsmanship are the main focus.
With the theme “Japanese Craftsmanship as Neo-Luxury”, MIZEN aims to transform Japanese traditional techniques into designs that suit modern lifestyles and to promote them not only in Japan but also worldwide.
The goal is to elevate the status of highly skilled artisans and enhance the sustainability of their industries.

MIZEN AOYAMA
ADDRESS:〒107-0062 Tokyo, Minato City, Minamiaoyama, 6 Chome−4−13 Almost Blue building C
TEL: +81(0)3-6427-7586
OPENING HOURS: Wed~Sun 11:00 ~19:00
CLOSED: Mon, Tue (Open on public holidays, which may alter regular closing days.)
*ACCESS: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon Line "Omotesando Station" (Approximately 10 minutes walk from Exit A5)