Having spoken with Yokoyama-san recently, I learned that Saion
has closed its atelier at ABC Mart, Ginza. The brand will relaunch itself as a Bespoke-only operation (no more pattern order / MTO), available via appointment only. The price is also scheduled for a change, and he plans to make it more accessible/lower. Their excellent MTO shoes were basically identical to bespoke shoes in construction (minus the last), for less than half the money. While its unfortunate that they aren`t available anymore, I suppose Yokoyama-san can now fully devote his creativity on bespoke shoemaking.
Looking back at Saion`s archive (on their now defunct blog), here is one pair that I think showcases the otherworldly sensibility of Saion
. Best luck with his new endeavour!