Casting and local production for UNIQLO’s LifeWear magazine, issue 07 2022, Fall & Winter issue.
Old yet new. Some things have a way of being both at once. For “Today’s Classics” we cast fourteen inspiring creatives, artists and musicians, who call London as their home, to share their perspectives in their own creative fields.
LifeWear magazine is available at all key UNIQLO stores world-wide.
Photography by Jack Orton.
BEAMS&CO curated an exhibition of Japanese coveted craft makers at CIFF 59 in Copenhagen, Denmark titled JAPAN: CRAFT & SUSTAIN in cooperation with Essence of Japan – JETRO presenting Japanese mastery craftsmanship alongside with 5 Japanese lifestyle brands who have been gaining international recognition, debuting their collection for the first time outside of Japan.
JAPAN CRAFT & SUSTAIN spotlights a selection of 10 Japanese craft makers and artisanal techniques with traditional craftsmanship with unique touches. They champion locality, quality and responsible manufacturing that’s made to last, provide functionality as well as showcase the beauty of everyday objects.
Alongside JAPAN: CRAFT & SUSTAIN, BEAMS&CO curated an array of 5 Japanese lifestyle brands debuting at CIFF for the first time in cooperation with CIFF, to showcase the originality of their design, unique fabric and finishes and the quality of their production.
Participating makers and brands:
Asakano Gama (ceramics)
Ceramic Japan (ceramics)
Shinto Towel (textiles)
Uchiwaya Ryo (Kougei)
Koizumi Glass (Glassware)
tempo (Kinetic mobile Sculptors)
Hirota Glass (Glassware)
Oliver Sim, sought-after songwriter, bassist and vocalist for The xx, has released his long-awaited first solo album, “Hideous Bastard”, and has simultaneously produced a short film work tied to the album.
The project is also a total visual production, with a special screening during the Critics’ Week at the Festival de Cannes.
BEAMS has collaborated with the project to produce all six items – coach jackets, hoodies, T-shirts, long T-shirts, caps and socks – that incorporate the visuals from the film in a special edition.
Available from 9 Sep (JST) at BEAMS HARAJUKU and the official BEAMS online shop.