Christian DaDa fall/winter 2016 menswear collection “Love on the Left eye” at Paris men’s fashion week. In collaboration with Japanese legendary photographer Mr. Nobuyoshi Araki, designer Masanori Morikawa created a collection inspired by Araki’s images as tribute to the photographer’s art contributions. “Living in modern times, I feel like the sense of “life and death” is getting even closer to myself. By thinking about that, I came across works of Araki, which often employ the theme in his own very unique way, and that was what sort of gave me an idea for the collection.” – Masanori Morikawa
Awarded with The Best New Designer and Encouraging Prize by Shiseido in the 33rd Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix in 2015, CHRISTIAN DADA’s design aesthetic is influenced by the philosophies of Dadaism, which embraces imperfections and breaks away from societal norms. The movement’s anti conformist sensibilities are reflected in Morikawa’s dark, deconstructed designs. The brand also pays homage to traditional Japanese weaving techniques; yet are made modern through new applications of fabrics, delicate embroideries and intricate embellishments.