Good evening. This is Ikeda.
When I tell people about my background, I am often surprised that I am an agricultural university graduate.
I entered the school thinking that I wanted to study urban design in the field of landscape architecture, but my interest soon turned to fashion, so I didn't take the course seriously and graduated with at least a few credits.
However, I loved looking at landscapes and gardens, so I did some research on the techniques, and although I have forgotten most of them now, my favorite was ``borrowed landscape''.
Borrowed landscape is quite famous and many people may be aware of it, but it is a technique of incorporating the scenery outside the garden or nature as part of the garden or as a background.
It's hard to put into words why I like it, but I think there's something cool about not creating everything from scratch, but incorporating things from outside.
That's why I used borrowed scenery because I personally always thought that YASHIKI's items seemed to use borrowed scenery.
YASHIKI expresses the landscape and culture of Ishikawa Prefecture in knitwear, so it feels like a borrowed landscape. Is it just my imagination...
It's just subjective, so don't worry about it.
The theme of 22SS is [Aoumi -UMI-], so waves and the scenery seen from the seaside are expressed through knitting.
YASHIKI's standard henley neck is Namikage Henley Knit, which uses patterns on the side of the body to create waves, and various patterns that run vertically from the shoulders to express the strong summer sunlight and the shadows of swaying waves.
Since the knitting method uses plating, the threads on the back side, which are a different color from the front side, are slightly visible.
Knitting with only a single color would be monotonous, but by doing so, it seems to add depth.
At Nagisa Knit,
The jagged pattern in the center represents summer sunlight and crashing waves, and the pattern in the center of the body represents the sand ripples created by waves.
The knitted fabric with fine irregularities on the sides of the body and sleeves expresses the white foaming waves and the sand and pebbles being washed away by the waves.
I think YASHIKI is truly amazing at expressing these landscapes and cultures through knitting, and how they are able to convey this clearly.
As I was writing this, I was convinced that I would continue to wear it.
Another great thing about this item is that the items that use buttons are made from black pearl oysters, which adds to the elegance.
Wear a short-sleeved knit that can be worn as a main item at this time of year, or as an inner layer when the weather gets cooler.