Crafted beauty beyond time

What could it be, to be beautiful beyond time ?

Crafted color balance made from original yarns,
Original textures knitted from different mixed materials,
Sculptural silhouettes designed with different knitted stitches,
To pursue the ultimate beauty of balancing materials, knitted stitches and silhouettes.
My mission is to design beautiful knitwear which signifies the wearer's styling.

Designer : Kaoru OSHIMA
Photographer : Yoshiharu OTA
Hair Make up : Eiko TAKEDA
Stylist : Mari IDE
Graphic : Naoko ITAKURA

Variations

wool x silk pull over

white x white
ecru x white
black x white

KÄÄPIÖ developed this technique while at Parsons with an Italian factory. High quality original pull-over composed of finest wool and silk is presented for autumn/ winter 2016-17 collection. Light and shadow made from these two different yarns is the highlight of this item.

Overture

wool shirt top

pale pink
white
black

A knitted wool shirt top with high quality shrink-resistant wool yarn is a refined item with a perfectly fit neck and shoulder.

Nocturne

Big puffed sleeve cardigan

pink beige
black

This jacket knitted with originally plied yarns makes an excellent constructional shape. This item offers multiple ways of wearing: such as a double breasted jacket or a single breasted cardigan with or without a tie.

Fantasia

milano ribbed dress

pink beige
black

Originally plied yarns with various colored high quality wool and mohair yarns make beautiful refined colors. This milano ribbed dress is designed with different knit stitches to make a beautiful silhouette. Four panelled constructional skirt highlights the wearer’s femininity.

Waltz

boiled wool dress coat

black

This dress-coat is constructed by sewing together beautifully boiled wool fabric with matte papery fabric for a piping line from the shoulder to the bottom hem. This sewing line emphasizes the I silhouette elegantly.

Concerto

boiled wool tailored jacket

black

This tailored jacket is constructed from boiled wool fabric and guarantees the comfort of wearing. The structured silhouette with a curved waist line emphasizes the femininity of the wearer.

Capriccio

color blocking cardigan

brown x white
gray x black
black x black

This long cardigan is hand knitted with mixed of finest boucle yarns and chunky cotton yarns. The combination of different textures makes a contemporary style in traditional hand-knitting technique. Try yours with a wool shirt top and slim trousers.

Designer

KÄÄPIÖ Designer : Kaoru Oshima

Kaoru, originally from Tokyo completed her undergraduate degree at Central St. Martins College in London, where she studied knitted textiles and was chosen as a finalist of Texprint 2008 with her graduate collection.
She moved to NY to pursue her Masters in Fashion Design and Society and presented her own graduate collection in New York Fashion Week, sponsored by Loro Piana.
She went onto work at Ralph Lauren Men's Black Label as an associate designer.
After going back to Japan to realize her aesthetic through Japanese craftmanship, she launched KÄÄPIÖ in 2014.
KÄÄPIÖ received a grant from Japan Lifestyle and Fashion Foundation in 2015 and was selected for one of the winning designers of the Tokyo New Designers Fashion Grand Prix Professional Category of 2017.

Contact

KFC Creative Studio No.6, Kokusai Fashion Center Building 10F
1-6-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015 Japan(GoogleMap
info@kaapio.com
www.kaapio.com