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2014.07.10 (thu)

Fashion collection by SHIMA-SHIMA

Fashion collection by SHIMA-SHIMA
In April 2014, SHIMA-SHIMA launched a collection created by 2 young Japanese designers who currently work in Paris. The apparel by Hans Ito and hats by [ Xi by N ] were on shown at Ginza Mitsukoshi and Shinjuku Isetan. The show was a great success, attended by many visitors, and much of the collection sold out during the event. Kyoko Milano, July 09, 2014

2014.07.09 (wed)

SHIMA-SHIMA in design magazines

SHIMA-SHIMA in design magazines
SHIMA-SHIMA has been featured recently in prestigious design magazines. Wallpaper selected #44 Night from our LIV collection for their April 2014 issue, with a floor-to-ceiling curtain in an elegant setting created by works designed in Japan. In June, the Swedish magazine Sköna Hem had an article on interior designer Paolo Badesco and architect Costantino Affuso's beautiful apartment in Milan. Paolo and Costantino have been a great sup [...]

2014.07.01 (tue)

The Art of Japanese Folding & Wrapping

The Art of Japanese Folding & Wrapping
Japan has a very distinctive style of wrapping, using various materials, such as paper, fabric, and even leaves to wrap foods. Origami (the art of paper-folding) is popular all over the world, and has been applied to design, apparel, and architecture. However, origami actually evolved from "origata", the formal art of gift wrapping. When I visited the SHIMA-SHIMA shop in Kokura, a staff member demonstrated how to gift-wrap a box the Japanese [...]

2014.06.28 (sat)

Interior Lifestyle 2014, Tokyo

Interior Lifestyle 2014, Tokyo
For the 4th year, SHIMA-SHIMA participated in the Interior Lifestyle show, which was held on June 4~6 at Big Sight, Tokyo. This year 819 companies had participated, 607 Japanese and 212 international companies, attracting 27,827 visitors. Although the space was not large compared to other trade shows, the quality was quite high, and here were many beautiful and innovative products, interesting works by young designers and international presenc [...]

2014.06.27 (fri)

Visiting the SHIMA-SHIMA shop

Visiting the SHIMA-SHIMA shop
Last month, I visited the SHIMA-SHIMA shop in Kokura city, on Kyushu, which is the southernmost island of Japan. It was a beautiful summer day, Kokura was picturesque with blue skies, a river that flows through the city, and green mountains in the distance. Kokura has a population of under one million inhabitants, but has quite a large surface area, so one has the feeling of "space", that is lacking in Tokyo. SHIMA-SHIMA shares [...]

2014.05.30 (fri)

Camicissima Event in Milano

Camicissima Event in Milano
Camicissima, the Italian fashion company that offers shirts for men and women, is celebrating 10 years of business. During Salone del Mobile 2014, they installed giant sewing machines in 7 locations in Milano. The patterns painted on the sewing machines are taken from the actual fabric designs of their shirts. In Milano one can see other installations reflecting the importance of the fashion industry for this city. For instance, [...]