In November of 2011, we took the Shinkansen from Tokyo to visit the designer Takashi Tateno in his hometown of Okayama. Having long been admirers of his brand, Workers, we were excited for the day that lay ahead. Aside from following his work online, or spotting the occasional piece on the back of an acquaintance, this was our first opportunity to see the full range garments and meet the man behind the cult brand.
Shino Takeda grew up in Japan on the southern island of Kyusho, where, by way of her family and community, she was surrounded by a rich history in ceramics and art. It was only after relocating to New York City that Shino began creating pottery under her own name, and by doing so began to pursue a profession that was deeply rooted in the Japanese traditions of her past.
Arc'teryx Veilance designer Conroy Nachtigall explores the key elements of the brand's fourth fall collection, guiding us through the various components that form its foundation, and discussing the technical challenges encountered in bringing these garments to life.