A Journey To Mount Fuji
Designers & Agents are pleased to present a special exhibition as part of New York Textile Month. Staged during D&A’s spring / summer 2020 market.
A Journey to Mount Fuji brings weavers from Japan’s Yamanashi region to the United States for the first time.
Visitors to the trade show are invited to explore this unique area’s textile products, woven and manufactured by boutique mills in the foothills of Mount Fuji. The installation takes the form of an imaginary outdoor setting conjuring up the experience of Yamanashi’s foothills. The selected products reflect this journey: a linen dress for collecting flowers on a hike; a silk-cashmere scarf for a cool breezy evening; a sturdy umbrella for a sudden spring shower; textile pouches for a traveler’s toiletries and wellness products; organic cotton pajamas for an overnight stay; linen toweling for after a hot ryokan bath; and a linen-cupro blanket for an improvised picnic.
In the navy and blues synonymous with this famous volcano and its streams – accented by the optimistic brights that today’s consumers crave – the products on show recall the naïve happiness of summer travels. In addition, organic cottons, linen and cupro tell a fabric story in wholesome beige tones that connect with nature and the outdoors. Yamanashi textiles cater to international collections from Comme des Garçons to Eileen Fisher. Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort admires the weavers’ sustainable approach and philosophy: “A way of working in which humanity is present, altruism flourishes and beauty prevails; an innovative region able to continue producing cultural cloth on a human scale; created in a hospitable place where time slows down to invest energy and creativity into the making process – a path to the kind of green thinking we so desperately need.” For press information, interviews & visual assets, please contact Kaori Ieyasu: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is for fashion professionals & buyers only