A very cool exhibition is coming to NYC in June, thanks to globe-trotting photographer Eric Kvatek (known for shooting the lookbooks of brands like PRPS and Kapital). It’s called Japanese Indigo: Boro, and showcases his Japanese indigo textiles from as far back as the early 1800s. The exhibition will be held at Mondo Cane in Tribeca, June 21st—July 12th, with an opening party for denim heads to kick it off.
We stopped in our tracks when we saw this artisinal “Sashiko” patchwork tote bag by Kapital. The bag is created using thin layers of quilted fabric strips, pieced together with big top-stitches. The contrasting fabric and various areas of wear make it look like something a modern nomad fenagled out of destroyed jeans. In other words, we need one. They retail for $230 at Hickorees.
Images via Selectism.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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