TAAKK presents the Fall Winter 2023 collection in Paris. The show is titled PROCLAMATION.
This season began with an earnest desire to create formidable.
A search for one’s own “strength”
What is strength… is it perhaps the existence of an unwavering will?
Feigned strength is never epoch-making; what then constitutes a formidable piece of clothing?
Since TAAKK’s inception, Morikawa has continued to reshape the traditional notions of reality and push the boundaries of innovative menswear design with a multidisciplinary approach – incorporating extensive material research and inventive fabric treatments into his creations by collaborating directly with technicians in each area explored throughout his practice.
This season more than ever was one of self reflection.
Truth at the core and creating once more a collection deeply representative of the designer’s identity.
This season, TAAKK was largely inspired by abstract paintings.
The minute rise and fall of paint on canvas,
The sentiments that interweave … the humanity, the creator’s soul, the creator’s life itself that seem to collide into you.
That moment of mutual understanding.
This was the sensation at the foundation of this season’s fabric-making.
A graphical representation of a self-portrait has undergone several layers of paint.
Contrasted textures that are a culmination of multiple midway sketches, fabrics with altered jacquard angles, all of these color this season’s collection with its multitude of expressions.
We also utilized techniques combining free-expression fabrics in creating a blazer and coat that transitions from classical wool-check to eco-leather.
Pieces such as a blazer that seamlessly transforms into a military jacket,
hold a duality that is only further accentuated by set-ups reminiscent of primary colors in a vibrant and exhilarating visual collection.