The event “Over the Borders,” welcoming fashion journalist Yoshiko Ikoma and contemporary artist Kohei Nawa as creators, is open at Isetan Shinjuku (4F). Until Mar 11.

Nawa’s drawing series dubbed “Direction,” introducing lines made with special ink that is dripped onto a tilted canvas, has become a source of fashion design. Nawa also handled the decoration of the venue.

In addition, he teamed up with fashion brand “IRIE WASH” to design dresses and shirts made of elastic materials from Eurojersey.

Ikoma, on the other hand, selected key items under the theme “black and white,” which is the trend for this season. She introduces the latest collection from Junko Shimada and Yohji Yamamoto +Noir along with accessories including traditional crafts.

The event also presents a new project by artist Hiroko Takahashi, accessories using Iga Kumihimo (braid) from g;fifty, ornaments adorned with Aizu and gold/silver lacquer by Rie Sakamoto, Nishijin brocade from HOSOO in Kyoto, light and thin “Super-Organza” (Tennyo no Hagoromo) and other items representing Japanese craftsmanship.

From 6:30 pm on Mar 7, a talk session between Ikoma and Japanese designer Masaya Kushino will be held. Under the title “Over the Borders,” the discussion will focus on the designer based in Kyoto and the future of fashion.

Interview: Kohei Nawa and Yoshiko Ikoma|ISETAN Guide for Styling