Out of Tokyo comes Shigoto Fashion, designed by Jasper Momma and Mibu Minami. "Shigoto" translates to "work", as the line was inspired by the clothing worn by Japanese construction workers and ancient samurai. Why construction workers and samurai? According to the designers, "ancient samurai warriors apparel allowed them to be fast and fierce. Just like today, the clothes of the warriors were a key part to their success that allowed them to survive their environment and defeat their enemies with the utmost confidence."
All Shigoto pieces are designed and manufactured in Japan and are hand-woven with authentic materials. Jasper and Mibu are committed to staying true to Japan and its history. In fact, in the mission statement, they write:
"The company hopes to succeed in conceptualizing a new phenomenon: engaging people into history through fashion. Momma and Minami hope to bring Japan's history, as well as its unique, trend-worthy apparel to the rest of the world. Who could have predicted that ancient samurais would be bringing the most cutting-edge fashions to the international marketplace? Shigoto Fashion will continue to strive to stay true to this tradition, but always look boldly into the future."The current Shigoto collection is comprised of both menswear and womenswear, with pants, shoes, t-shirts, and accessories as the focus. Soon Shigoto will be sold at select retailers in the US, but until then you can check out the collection at Shigoto's website.