KIDILL 21SS collection collaborates with an American graphic artist Winston Smith.
He is known as a “Punk Art Surrealist” and his past artworks for punk legends includes Dead Kennedys and Green Day. He is a master of “hand-carved” collage and his technique of cutting out by hand and gluing each individual element has inspired a generation of artists.
His artworks representing anti-establishment attitudes and contradictions in modern society, and has been gotten sympathies from all over the world since 80’s punk movement.
KIDILL carefully selects designs from his archives, and Winston exclusively creates a logo design for this 21SS collaboration collection as well. In 1981, his political shock piece, “IDOL” brazenly adorned the Dead Kennedys album, “IN GOD WE TRUST, INC.” That album, banned in England and condemned by the American religious right, landed Winston Smith and Dead Kennedys a permanent spot in the punk culture Hall of Shame.
In this 21SS collection, there is also a collaboration with the Japanese symbolic denim brand EDWIN.
EDWIN produces the high quality Japan denim specializing in the traditional craftsmanship and the expertise of the sewing techniques. EDWIN has built a waste water treatment facility in its factory to reduce the effect of pollution as much as possible to the environment from the drainage of the indigo dyes, making EDWIN the leading manufacturer of Japan denim that continues to produce high quality products by minimizing the impact to the environment.
KIDILL SS21 will soon be available at Wrong Weather.
Born in Fukuoka Japan, Hiroaki Sueyasu graduated from Omula Beauty and Fashion College with Hair design course in 1996 and moved to London in 2002. A self-educated designer, he started off by disassembling vintage wear, an approach that resembles the graphic artists from the punk age that he has deep respect towards.
After returning Japan, Hiroaki Sueyasu launched KIDILL in 2014.
KIDILL is a coinage of pureness within a chaos. His inspirations are based on the London punk, hardcore punk, post punk and grunge cultures he encountered in the 1990s, he creates clothing to the delinquents now with the new modern mind.
The first runway collection was presented in Tokyo for the 2014-15 AW season, and received the 8th DHL design award for his 2015-16 AW collection. In 2016 he opens his flag ship store KIDILL ROOM in Tokyo, Shibuya, where youths of fashion and music lovers come and go. He has also received the Tokyo governors prize for the Tokyo New Designer Fashion Grand Prix for 2017.
Collaboration for the collection starting off with Dennis Morris in 2018SS, KIDILL continues working with artists the designer deeply respects, Public Image Limited, Sheila Rock, The Damned, Siouxsie Sioux, Peter Murphy, Jamie Reid, Winston Smith. The collaboration goes beyond artists but working with EDWIN a reputable Japan denim brand sharing similar philosophy adds the excitement which emanates universal values which is the unchanged style that the designer pursuits.
KIDILL has been showing his shows independently in Paris since 2021SS, and It will be on the official schedule for Paris Fashion Week from 2021AW season.