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.

  • Brick

    Gingham check knit pull-over

    Coral / Black

    Gingham check knit pull-over is inspired from playful yet chic combination of colors. Knitted from the yarns which was made from compact spinning, this pull-over performs long lasting unique pilling free effects. It is recommended to styel with a gradient color knit skirt.

  • Lotus

    Assynmetric cotton knit T shirt

    White / Black

    This cotton T shirt was inspired from SS19 “Sporty Chic” collection. The unique silhouette can style a simple skirt or a pair of denim jeans. It is combined with cotton milano rib knit with fine smooth cotton jersey.

  • Ridge

    Gradient color knit skirt

    khaki / Grey / Navy

    This cotton knit skirt is knitted from 2 different tones of colors, which makes it look vibrant and sophisticated. Knitted from compact spinnning yarns, the skirt performs pilling free effects.

  • Anchor

    Linen knit with draw strings

    White / Blue / Black

    This knit pull-over gives a sporty look and it styles a long skirt or a simple pair of trousers.

  • Terraced farm

    Multi-colored pleated skirt

    Navy / Coral

    This skirt styles SS19 “Sporty Chic” collection look. It gives a sporty yet elegant atmosphere and it matches with a simple T shirt. It is knitted from compact spinning yarn and it is a perfect pilling free skirt.

  • Sparkle

    Linen knit PO with sheer sleeves

    Navy / Coral

    This knit pull-over styles SS19 “Sporty Chic” collection look. It gives a sporty yet elegant atmosphere. The contrast of body and sleeve designs is the highlight of this item.

  • Ice

    Sheer knit cardigan

    Navy / Coral

    Fine cotton blend yarn creates chiffon texture. This cardigan gives a simple yet femine atmosphere. It matches with a femine styling and a casual styling.

  • Dwarf

    Cotton cashmere parka

    Khaki / Black

    This parka is weave-knittetd with cashmere and cotton yarns. It gives a structual look and it is very comfortable to wear. It styles with both sporty look and elegant look.

  • Moon

    Half sleeve knit PO

    White / Navy / Black

    Knitted with a matt viscose yarn, this half sleeve pull-over styles both sporty look and elegant look.

  • Roll

    No sleeve PO with rippled edge

    White / Black

    This no sleeve pull-over is knitted with a matt viscsose yarn and is styled with both sporty look and elegant look.

  • Wave

    Knit cardigan with rippled edge

    White / Black

    This cardigan is knitted with a matt viscose yarn and it is styled with no sleeve pull-over. It gives both sporty look and elegant look.

  • Bridge

    Oversized skipper pullover

    White / Navy / Black

    Knitted with a matt viscose yarn, it gives a structual look. It is recommended to style with Terraced farm skirt.

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

STUDIO ADDRESS
KÄÄPIÖ LIMITED
4F 4-37-2 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan (GoogleMaps)
E-mail : info@kaapio.com

SALES ENQUIRIES
MIKI SHINDE / DRESSUNREVE Co., Ltd.
Tel : 03-5468-2118
E-mail : m-shinde@dressunreve.co.jp

PRESS ENQUIRIES
MAKIKO INOUE / DRESSUNREVE Co.,Ltd.
Tel : 03-5468-2118
E-mail : ma-inoue@dressunreve.co.jp