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 : Julia ABE(model agency image)
Stylist : Mari IDE
Graphic : Naoko ITAKURA

  • Bouquet

    V neck pullover with a peplum bottom hem

    Lilac, Olive, Black, Egg, Royalblue

    Knitted from viscose yarn, this peplum bottom hemmed sweater is framed by the label's signature buttons and is easily styled with a slim skirt or wide trousers.

  • Foggy Forest

    Gingham checked sweater

    White, Navy

    Knitted from a soft wool, this sweater is framed by the label's original horn buckle and is easily styled with a A-line skirt or wide trousers.

  • Sunset

    Asymmetrical bottom hem sweater

    White, Red, Grey

    Knitted from a soft wool, this sweater is framed by the mixture of different knitted patterns and unique silhouette. Try with this season's pleated hole knitted skirt.

  • Carriage-drive

    Reversible turtle PO

    White, Grey

    Knitted from a soft wool and mohair, this sweater is framed by the oversize silhouette and is styled with a multi stripe skirt.

  • Memory

    Vintage pattern pullover
    Red, Grey

    Knitted from a soft wool, this sweater is framed by nostalgic knitted patten and is styled with a Pleated hole knitted skirt.

  • Caravan

    Wool silk parka

    Grey

    Knitted from a soft wool and chunky silk, this parka is framed by the trompe l'ceil pattern and is styled with a multi stripe skirt.

  • Puzzles

    Fringe cardigan
    Multi color border, Beige, Grey

    Knitted from a very soft baby alpaca, this cardigan is framed by the random fringe and the oversize silhouette.

  • Candy Floss

    Knitted fur jacket

    Lilac, Beige

    Knitted from mixture of alpaca, wool yarn, this jacket is framed by the cuddly silhouette in fashion and is easily styled with a dress or a pair of jeans.

  • Holiday

    Cashmere fringe cardigan

    White, Beige, Red, Black, Aqua

    Knitted from a very thin cashmere, this cardigan is framed by the feather like weight and its three dimensional silhouette. It was knitted from a whole garment machine. Experience the weight less effect cardigan.

  • Highlands

    Asymmetrical jersey dress

    Beige, Khaki grey, Aqua

    This dress is constructed with a soft wool fine jersey and wool knitted parts. It gives a three dimensional effect.

  • Seesaw

    Multi stripe skirt

    Constructed from the label's original fabric, the skirt makes a beautiful silhouette and is recommended to style with an oversize turtle pullover.

  • Ripple

    Pleated hole knitted skirt

    Red, Grey, Navy

    Knitted from a soft wool, this skirt is framed by the holes and it give a contemporary mood.

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