This Japanese designer moved to Paris to study fashion-styling after he finished his studies in art. During this time, he met our beloved Christopher Nemeth for whom he worked as an intern. This relationship would help him define and decelop his aesthetic within the design world.
Arakawa always chooses a theme to base his collections on, and to present them he looks for places that reinforce these themes.
In 1999 he started working on garments with a double function. In this case the garments could be hung in walls as paintings.
Red colour was very important for him due to its duality; on one hand it could represent power and on the other weakness, but with a common point, a strong personality.
In 1997 he began a collaborative relationship with the motorcycle brand Honda, which led him to change his creative field to designing motorcycle clothing and accessories.
Written by Adrián Lorca