On June 23, label Christian Dada turned 10. Masanori Morikawa designer of Christian Dada; presented a collection inspired by his origin. Morikawa went to Shikoku, Kagawa to reconnect with his culture and surroundings. The tradition originated in an island of Shikoku in Kagawa region. The evocations of Japan’s Pilgrimage tradition. The famous pilgrimage has 88 Buddhist temples! The collection is very pure furthermore personal. He used antique weaving ideas combined among the modern sewing. He envisioned taking the pilgrim’s attire toward our modern world. This collection consists of Asian tunic shapes, kimono-style coats, shimmering bomber jackets. Asymmetrical silhouettes and logos like “Reject perfection and beauty.” The interesting bit is the 3D embroidery technique he used. He used traditional regional crafts to create abstract landscapes on cotton shirts. He reinforced ripstop fabric for waterproof jackets. For shockers, it was the last few markings. Models wore sculpted headpieces. One of the headpieces formed a goddess, like Senju Kannon and Ashura. I admire Morikawa, he has a gift. Every single look is fire. It’s difficult to decide a favourite. No doubt, this collection is special for Morikawa. He offers a fresh approach to everyday wear, streetwear, and Asian style altogether. Morikawa is a very under-rated designer. He is the one and only who questions life and death in all his Dada collections.
Thanks for the photos Ritual Projects.