Sulvam breaks the moulds of that fashion which speaks imperatively; it lines up against the trends set to be accepted as factual dates, in favor of personal, free expression and unconventional individuality.
There is no precise concept at the basis of the creative process; rather, the feeling guides Teppei Fujita in the design of his collections for his brand, which he founded in 2014.
Displaying the distinctive traits – more of an anarchist than subversive -, the garments of the Spring-Summer 2021 collection were presented during Paris Fashion Week and worn by two models, apparently unconcerned about the urban surroundings, in the streets in front of Sulvam’s atelier.
Mostly developed in a double version for male and female, the garments are characterized by unexpected constructions and deconstructions: reversed seams, raw cuts, transparencies effects and a blend of vivid prints; all are developed within loose, relaxed silhouettes which are slightly oversize, among which the knit pieces are outstanding and noteworthy elements for their intricate, handcrafted techniques. Crossover pieces materialize through camouflage shirts blending with organza multi-layered dresses.
Backed by a considerable past experience as pattern maker at Yohji Yamamoto, the Japanese designer confers the cutting and pattern-making process the most important step in the definition of the garments final design. “Pattern making comes first of design process; its more like pattern making itself is definition of design for me“, he reflects in the video. “Cutting [that is] the pattern making compile these elements of color and fabric, and makes magic happen“.