Make no mistake, Momosan is one of our favourite stores in the whole of London. Why? Well, firstly, most of the store’s epic contents are imported directly from Japan and second, because it inspires us every time we pay it a visit.
Quietly tucked away down one of London Fields more peaceful suburban streets, Momosan quietly expands its customer base through word-of-mouth, moreover, they are always launching epic clothing x object x stationary collections that never fail to pickle our cockles.
On this, Momosan is hosting the launch of fashion brand Andrew Driftwood’s (a brand started by Aogu Otsuka in 2013) brand new collection and we gotta say, it looks fly. Speaking on the collection, the folk over at Momosan explained…
“For this exhibition, Otsuka made a collection using Japanese antique fabric, boro. Boro is from nineteenth and early twentieth century when fabric was valuable. Once clothes were made, it would be endlessly repaired and patched throughout the owner’s lifetime, or perhaps longer. Old kimonos were sewn layer-on-layer using salvaged swatches, every scrap was reused over and over again, nothing was wasted. These textiles may have their origins in austerity and utilitarian design but the sophistication of the repeated repair, often by several successive generations, makes each piece completely unique.”
They go on…
“With the same philosophy, Otsuka created wearable pieces, giving new lives to much cherished boro textiles. We hope many people will have a chance to see this collaborative work of Otsuka and our ancestors.”
The show launches on Thursday 2nd July, 6-8 pm. We will be there, will you?
Momosan Shop can be found here…
79a Wilton Way, London E8 1BG
And is open Thursday – Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00
PS – Momosan’s Instagram is epic. Click here to learn more…