ARTS and SCIENCE encompasses a brand and seven shops, all based in Tokyo.
Here, stylist Sonya Park - founder and creative director - hosts her own originally-produced collection and a careful selections from the craftspeople and designers she reveres.
The original A&S clothing collection is rooted in exceptional examples derived from vintage work wear (usually designed for men) as well as ethnic clothing and textile traditions. These, Sonya believes, are the basis of all good fashion ideas. Comfort is crucial as are materials that age well (I like this concept), such as vintage denim, when clothes are treated as tools to be really worn and used. In pursuit of such qualities, Sonya has cultivated close collaborations with highly specialized, Japanese artisans working in the native traditions of textile manufacture and tailoring.
UP: Some pieces from AW 14 Collection