TOKYO — Junichi Abe, the designer and founder of Japan’s Kolor, likes to keep a fairly low profile. The location of his brand’s atelier along a busy but fairly anonymous street in Tokyo’s residential neighborhood of Yoyogi is testament to that fact. His flagship, tucked inconspicuously into the basement of a building in the trendy Minami-Aoyama district, is easy to miss entirely.
But the 48-year-old is preparing to make a bolder statement this season. As Pitti Immagine Uomo’s guest designer, Abe will take over an athletic field dating back to the 19th century — today it is used as a futsal pitch — to unveil his spring collection. His seasonal offerings include retro-tinged Hawaiian prints and innovative fabrications like double-face organdie and a nylon with a crinkly texture resembling paper.
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