Today, I would like to introduce amachi.
This collection is Collection 011.
This is the 11th collection since the brand started.
The main keyword for this collection is "verticality."
Mr. Yoshimoto of amachi., who deeply explores and pursues natural objects, places great importance on "fieldwork", confronting nature every day.
Until now, the act of walking through the natural world has been reflected in the collection as a ``lateral'' movement.
However, for Mr. Yoshimoto, whose childhood experience was living in a mountainous area, "vertical movement" such as climbing up and down mountains, as well as climbing trees, is an ingrained activity. It seems that it was.
In other words, it's "vertical movement." Due to that "vertical movement", the "altitude" changes, which changes the temperature and humidity, and the natural objects and phenomena that exist.
This collection expresses a world where natural objects and environments change due to their "verticality."
Our store has already received a lot of the collection, but this time we are introducing the last one in this collection.
Lastly, super peace.
Let me introduce you to two of them.
material_LINEN 60%,WOOL 21%,COTTON 15%,CASHMERE 4%
Among the pants in this collection, these were the most ultra special edition.
Among them, the surface of the earth is the lowest.
The collection was a series called "Twmpath" that expressed the "undulations" of the earth's surface at the bottom.
jacket, vest, pants.
Of the three types, the one I felt was "overwhelmingly, overwhelmingly"
this. "Twmpath Pants".
There's obviously something wrong with it, right?
It doesn't look normal at all.
Mr. Yoshimoto of amachi. expresses the undulations of the earth's surface in the natural world.
It is a ``form of ups and downs'' that humans do not control, or even if they try, they cannot control the forces of nature.
This is expressed through pants.
First, the outer material.
This is an original fabric made by amachi. for this collection.
The coloring is "BARK", which is a color unique to amachi.
As mentioned above, the plain weave is woven using four types of materials and yarn-dyed yarns in four colors.
The thickness and appearance of the threads are also completely different.
An original fabric that combines four materials: linen, cotton, wool, and cashmere, and aims to create deep colors and textures that resemble natural objects.
However, in order to properly express the ``natural texture'' of this fabric, it has been lightly embossed.
That's why I've been introducing more and more high-density fabrics lately, but this time amachi.'s fabric doesn't feel like a stiff fabric, but more like a "fluctuation of nature". I think you can feel the atmosphere.
And use it to create even more "natural undulations".
This is padded. You might know it when you see it.
That's how I get this look.
Filling exists in the form of a sheet, and according to Yoshimoto-san, the thickest ones on the market usually only weigh up to 280g.
Well, I don't really understand that number.
I use not one, but two layers of the heaviest batting.
It's really thick.
That's what creates these ups and downs.
However, that method is not clever.
These pants have a 6-layer structure that creates unevenness.
It's 6 layers. "6 layers".
In order, from the surface...
It is made up of six overlapping pieces.
Moreover, they are completely different from common down pants.
The way this bulges out and its size are uneven.
This is because it expresses the undulations of the natural world. Furthermore, these Twmpath pants.
It's not random.
The shape and size of the filling are all on target.
Even the padding of the built-in items is designed as a "pattern."
Therefore, the total number of parts exceeds 60 parts.
If it's a standard pair of pants, you can easily make it with about 10 to 15 parts.
However, this is a level of parts count that is beyond comparison.
It's such a shape that it's extremely difficult to make.
Thin padding is included in the belt loops and waist cord.
As for the cord at the waist, it seems like there's a core material for the handle of the bag, not for clothes.
The front has an open zipper and is fully lined with black lining, which is the bottom layer of the 6-layer structure.
tremendous ups and downs.
Stitches are inserted between each undulation.
The stitch work is also sewn according to the pattern.
Well, you can't see it in the photo.
The hem cannot be folded back like standard pants, so the hem is turned over.
As mentioned earlier, it is lined.
All have different shapes of ups and downs.
There are plenty of seams and undulations, but there are no side seams that would fit into regular pants.
Well, there's no space for it.
Of course, the backs are all different ups and downs.
Mr. Yoshimoto of amachi. has thought through each and every shape, and it was created by thoroughly incorporating the undulations of the earth's surface, the shape and order of natural objects into his own.
I also had Mr. Yoshimoto from amachi. show me one of the things that inspired this form, and it turns out that the natural world is truly full of amazing things that I don't even know about.
There are things in the world where nature has the upper hand, even if it is controlled by human power.
Well, what these pants do is amazing, but they're not just imitating the natural world.
Mr. Yoshimoto of amachi. takes his time to face the nature in front of him, studies it from various angles, pursues it, and ``perfectly incorporates it'' into the form of his clothes.
This is the product of designer Yoshimoto's own upbringing, what he has experienced, what he has seen, and what he is still doing.
Therefore, this cannot be done outside of amachi.
In fact, I can't do it, and I think it would be no good if I tried. absolutely.
If anyone other than Mr. Yoshimoto did it, it would be a complete imitation.
If that happens, the depth of the object will end up becoming frivolous.
Since this is a series in which Mr. Yoshimoto of amachi. adds his own touches, the tag "HAND PROCESSED GARMENT" is included.
The number is a commemorative serial number "1234".
Well, it's 100% true that you can only experience the power of these pants, but it's best to use them daily.
No need to worry about styling.
Just wear it.
We promise you a super warm lower body.
The amachi. collection is also a limited piece.
287 meters,Those mountains [× Kurina Ninomiya]
material _ WOOL 81%, COTTON 18%, LINEN 1%
this. amachi. has amazing hand knits in every collection. This series is hand-knitted by knit artist Kurina Ninomiya.
Ever since I've been carrying amachi., I've always wanted to carry the knit series hand-knitted by Kurina.
However, I've been waiting for this moment for several years because the price is the price, and it's around 300,000 yen. And this is my first time handling it. Due to productivity reasons, this series is extremely limited in number. This knit is also a limited edition item, with only 3 pieces available, so even if you order it, you may not be able to get it produced.
So this time, I just begged. I'll ask you. Please take my order. That's it. When ordering, I also sent a passionate message to Mr. Yoshimoto. I intend to. Then it was sunny and we arrived at our store.
Hand-knitted knits by amachi. and Kurina Ninomiya.
This hand-knitted knit represents a movement of 287m in the "vertical direction". Kurina Ninomiya stayed near Yoshimoto's atelier, and the design was created by repeatedly climbing up and down the nearby mountains from where she stayed. The mountain was given this name because the height difference between where they were staying and the top of the mountain was 287 meters.
This knit is also made using a technique that will blow your mind. As I said earlier, only 3 pieces were produced. The reason is very clear. Even using the hand techniques of Kurina Ninomiya, who has been knitting knits for a long time and is said to be one of the few "knit artists" in Japan, it takes 20 days just to knit. It's the 20th. Just knit it. It's taking an awful lot of time.
However, when I look at it, I can really feel the amount of time and technology that goes into it. The structure of the pants I mentioned earlier could only be created by Mr. Yoshimoto of amachi., but it's clear that in addition to Mr. Yoshimoto, Kurina Ninomiya has a lot of influence on this knit.
The knitting structure itself is not extremely deformed, but the knitting structure makes full use of it. I've never seen anything like this before.
Kurina's technique creates the "undulations of the natural world" with a different structure from the previous pants.
However, this is not random either. Of course, it's not machine-produced, so there are some things that are unique to each individual, but they're made with a purpose in mind. Knits that have samples and are available in different sizes.
So, just like the sample, I count each stitch as I knit, making sure that I get the size "5" set by amachi.
However, the thread is this thick. I think it takes a lot of strength and patience just to knit for a day.
As you can see in the photo, the colors of this knit vary in a gradation pattern. But it's not just the color.
Can you tell from the photo? This knit has strong fulling at the bottom and regular fulling in the middle. And there's no fulling on top.
This is because, as mentioned earlier, in the natural world, temperature, humidity, and the "texture" of existing natural objects change as the altitude changes. It expresses the ``change in texture'' that accompanies that ``change in altitude.''
Knitting starts from the bottom, so it is fulled in the middle of knitting. By performing the fulling process in stages, three levels of gradation are created within each garment.
As for the coloring, the coloring of the ground surface represents the layers of fallen leaves, wet areas, dry areas, and exposed soil that Kurina has seen over and over again.
White threads that enter here and there like this. This is an image of fallen leaves getting wet with rainwater droplets, and light shining on them and reflecting them.
However, the ups and downs are unbelievable. I didn't put anything inside. this. This undulation is created by the structure of the knitted fabric.
The knitted fabric becomes intricately intricate and forms shapes. Each eye is knitted by hand, creating incredible changes in the fabric at the same time.
For example, here.
There is a gap here for your fingers to pass through. Just...
If you look at the back of this part, there's no hole or anything.
There is also space for your fingers to pass through here.
This is what it looks like from the side. Well, I don't know why. This knitted fabric.
However, what I do know is that as the knitting progresses by hand, the upper and lower sections are knitted at the same time in separate locations to create undulations. However, once a certain sense emerges, I return to the original state. Super dangerous. There are countless places where this happens.
The back side also has a look that you have never seen on other knits. The price is quite high. However, this knit is a product of Kurina Ninomiya's experience, skills, and time that she has cultivated throughout her life.
And the time and skill it took to start knitting, the 20 days it took to actually knit the first garment. It includes all of those things. All of that resides in this knit. The price is, well, quite expensive, but I would like people to actually see this knitwear and see the process of making a piece of clothing, and not just wear it, but also feel how the clothing affects the wearer's inner world. That's what I think.
This time's amachi. clothes are the result of a tremendous amount of time and skill that went into creating them. I think it's really wonderful to spend time wearing something like that in your life.
Among amachi.'s collections, there are items that are born from values that are far removed from mass production and efficiency. Of course, our store only carries one piece, but please take a look.