REPURPOSE PROJECT REPURPOSE PROJECT

in collaboration with RYOHEI KAWANISHI

ABOUT REPURPOSE PROJECT

As sustainability initiatives are becoming more and more common in the apparel industry,
OR NOT is launching "REPURPOSE PROJECT" as one of the froms of our sustainability initiatives.

This project aims to upcycle products that would otherwise be discarded, and to create new uses for them. Through this, the project will produce and sell original items in collaboration with designers and OR NOT.

For the third phase of the collaboration, we have invited Ryohei Kawanishi
to create one-of-a-kind clothing made from vintage clothing.

Please take a look at the precious items available only at OR NOT,
along with interviews with the designers and styling.

RYOHEI KAWANISHI

Born in born in Tottori, Japan in 1987, Kawanishi graduated from Parsons School of Design
in 2015 with a Masters of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Society, and studied at Central
Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London in 2011.
Kawanishi has exhibited his works globally, including MoMA (2017); MAD museum(2017)
in New York(2017); Artipelag in Sweden (2015); Biennale International Design Saint Etienne in
France (2015); Trapholt in Denmark (2015) Somerset House in London (2012); Mode
Biennale in the Netherlands (2013).A runner-up for the Nova Prize, Kawanishi was shortlisted at the International Emerging
Fashion Talent Showcase in 2012, and is first scholar for the Uniqlo-Tomodachi Scholarship.


EDITORIAL

REPURPOSE_RYOHEI KAWANISHI

STYLING