Japanese designer Junichi Abe is known for his unique and eye-catching designs that push the boundaries of fashion. The mastermind behind the brand Kolor, Abe introduces a new approach to minimalism, which is anything but minimal as his designs are complex and intricate, featuring unexpected color combinations and intricate details.
He creates his designs through a tactile process, moving and playing with fabrics to find their perfect place in the final product. Abe’s use of placement is striking, often leaving things slightly askew to create an interest and intrigue in the designs.
He also pushes boundaries with his use of materials and accessories, reimagining traditional garments and incorporating mixed materials in his accessories. The most impressive aspect of Abe’s designs is his use of layers, expertly bringing multiple pieces together to create sophisticated, yet not overwhelming looks.