Upcoming Brands of 2016 (Part 3)
3. Kics Document
Our third choice is going to be Kics Document, which was set up by a female designer Takeishi Kanako all by herself.
The brand itself was established back in the year 2012, and quickly earned reputation in Japan due to extremely strict, even by Japanese standards, devotion to handcraft, and using traditional Japanese technologies when producing the clothes.
The brand's most famous products are probably these shirts:
Despite being moderately popular in Japan, the brand has not got recognition in the West before 2016, when they appeared on the Paris Tranoi show.
After that, they have suddenly became popular, and are big stores in USA and UK are already placing orders for their clothes.
Regarding this, Ms. Takeishi has commented as following: "I am not going to rely on the "Made in Japan" brand. The quality, which it has, needs to be continuously brushed up. I am going to work in close cooperation with the workers at the factory, in order to keep producing works that I can be proud of".
Let's wish her all the best in the upcoming years.
Last but not the least, please have a look at video about their craftsmanship:
For those, who are interested in the brand, here are some online stores that sell their products in Japan: