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 : Tacaco MOTEYAMA
Model : Hiromi Yamamura (model agency friday)
Stylist : Mari IDE
Graphic : Naoko ITAKURA

  • Morning Moon

    Viscose Henley PO

    Orange / Camel / Smoky Beige / Black

    Rib stitched from viscose mix yarn, KÄÄPIÖ’s Henley PO is styled with natural horn buttons.

  • Resident in Forest

    Wool Henley PO

    Salmon Pink × Beige
    Royal Blue × Light Grey
    Aqua × White
    Light Grey × White

    Rib stitched from wool super 140’s, KÄÄPIÖ’s Henley PO is styled with natural horn buttons, epaulettes and a self belt.

  • Fold of hills

    Pleated PO

    Salmon Pink / Light Grey / White

    KÄÄPIÖ’s oversized pleated PO is styled with double layered cuffs, neck trims and hems.

  • Moon spirit

    Pintuck highneck PO

    Ice Blue / Light Grey / White

    KÄÄPIÖ’s high neck PO is crafted of pintuck stitched super 140’s wool yarn.

  • Waves of trees

    Silk Lace Blouse

    Beige / Pink / Dark Khaki

    KÄÄPIÖ’s silk lace blouse is crafted of silk georgette fabric and viscose herring-bone patterned knit.

  • Moonlight

    Wool × Silk Cardigan

    Royal Blue × White
    Oatmeal × White
    Black × White

    KÄÄPIÖ’s wool x silk cardigan is crafted of a peplum cardigan detailed with wool x silk woven technique.

  • Songs of breeze

    Long Cardigan

    Aqua / Oatmeal / Dark Green

    KÄÄPIÖ’s wool cardigan is crafted of an oversized silhouette with three button-front closure and a hidden knitted belt in the back.

  • Dreams of flowers

    Silk Trench Coat

    Gold / Black

    KÄÄPIÖ’s silk trench coat is designed with an oversized A-line silhouette, buckled frilled cuffs and three front button closure.

  • Journeys of Downs

    Cashmere Boucle Jacket

    Black&white × Black
    Bluedenim × Khaki

    KÄÄPIÖ’s jacket is crafted of a combination of knitted cashmere boucle fabric and cotton, silk, cashmere jersey in biker jacket’s look.

  • Moon flower

    Metalic pleat skirt

    Light Grey × Silver
    Camel × Bronze
    Black × Blue Silver

    KÄÄPIÖ’s skirt is crafted of a pleated knitted skirt of matte cotton polyester yarn and shiny metallic yarn.

  • Sunrise

    Intarsia Scarf

    Salmon Pink × Gold
    Aqua × Grey

    KÄÄPIÖ’s scarf is crafted of an intarsia knitted scarf of different stitches which drape differently.

  • Walls of vines

    Wool × Silk Stole

    Aqua × White
    Oatmeal × White
    Black × White

    KÄÄPIÖ’s stole is crafted of wool x silk yarn detailed with a woven technique.

  • Loves of birds

    Mohair × silk cape

    Feltgreen / Oak / Black

    KÄÄPIÖ’s cape is crafted of a mohair x silk hand knit detailed with a unique combination of knitted stitches.

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.

News / Media

January 27, 2015 SOEN MAGAZINE

January 1, 2015 YOMIURI NEWSPAPER

October 1, 2014 KÄÄPIÖ SPRING/SUMMER 2015 PRESENTATION

August 11, 2014 FASHIONCLASH MAGAZINE

August 11, 2014 FASHIONCLASH FESTIVAL

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