Motohiro Tanji attended Nottingham Trent University in England obtaining a MA Knitwear design. He established his brand after his return to Japan in 2012 with the release of his first season Spring/Summer 2013.
His brand is an experimental knitwear label that creates unique textures through knit fabrics using both hand and knitting machines to form balanced all-knit looks from accessories to total coordinates.
Autumn/Winter 2015 color is deep blue, black and off white. The knitting technique is machine done but with the intricacy of a piece of artwork. The three-dimensional patterns seemed to take life of its own during the catwalk presentation.
The spotlights were aimed down in a circular shape when the models emerged from the dark, as a scene from a sci–fi movie one could only expect the new species to be introduced.
The collection was inspired by ancient ruins, the steps and weaving knitted patterns were symbolic and reflected the mood-board below which was part of the inspiration for designer Motohiro Tanji. We talked to him after the show for a few minutes and he told us the process to make the garments and the effect he was looking to create.
We touched the knitted fabric and he told us the process was machine-made, it look so 3-d and original that we only wished we could get a few to bring home.
You can actually see the intricacy of the design and the volume it adds the protruding details.
Long knitted top in black color, it can be paired down with slacks, skirt or just wore as a short dress.
A regal Blue ensemble of skirt and top both knitted in the signature style inspired by ancient ruins.
A light color palette in ivory tone was used for this collection as well.
No ordinary brand, a unique style in textile and design.
A perfectly balanced colour palette of cold and not so cold tones was used for the autumn/ Winter Collection. The ready to wear collection was a mixture of knee-length coats with oversize lapels and pullover jackets with front pocket enclosures to keep your hands warm during those winter days. The tones were cool but not austeric. The dull of grey shades did not affect the collection instead the grey was paired down with a violet and aqua blue tones to complement.
An asymmetric pullover dress/sweatshirt was very unique.
A leaf print pullover dress with front pockets was also very cute and casual. This RTW collection is a must for a person on the go, with an edge for usability and a eye for design, Ujoh
A mellow violet tone to the collection.
The plaid trend was also noted in this collection.