Arsutoria Trends Guide AW1920 – IkigaiThe inspiration comes from a Japanese concept which means “a reason for being”. The minimal classic as a new sophistication, interpreted by soft technologies.
Minimal outdoor for modern living. The inspiration comes from a Japanese concept which means “a reason for being”. Living long with happiness everyday. Giving sense and meaning.
The spontaneity of naturalness in everyday life. Light and weightless. The transparency of mind. The immaterial, a customized perfection. The minimal classic as a new sophistication, interpreted by soft technologies.
Warm, full-bodied neutrals, contaminated with pigments that dehydrate and heat up at the same time. The substance needs to be emphasized in its raw state through the new gray taupe and the browns that turn purple and lilac. Very delicate and feminine neutrals despite the opaque/shiny gray patina. One detail: burgundy red.
The leather of Ikigai products stands out in particular for its touch, feel and specific weight. Handcrafted work is finished by a smart robot. The reversible leathers are a must of the moment, because they highlight the body and the beauty of the natural material, both in split leather, nappa, nabuck feeling, shearling and everything else showing a hairy surface.
Pull up and split leather become cleaner and glow, thanks to transparent liquid-like membranes. Boiled wool and felts become the strong points in the application of opaque laminae, pressed padding, glitter finishing. Corduroy velvet and technical cloth are applied to hiking winter boots.
Shapes and volumes are rounded, smoothed and harmonized with the new oversize aesthetics. The balance traces a new neatness, inspired by the classic soft and flexible outdoor. Structures with a destructured line represent comfort and functionality. The After Ski Boot becomes the key model, in its various unisex interpretations: both retro volumes (ankle boots) and lace-ups with tank bottoms in recycled rubber. Chelsea boots, wallabe, lace-ups and hiking boot models. Unisex style with hybrid and hyperlight bottoms.
Cross body bags that interpret minimal forms while maintaining maxi materials, with character and personality. Layered, double-faced leathers lead the game of oversize geometric shapes, draped over the body like a dress/accessory. Tote, bowling, all over bags, saddle and multistrap sacs interpret a timeless imagery.
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