© Toshie Kusamoto
Successor problem (tentative name)
A fashion brand launched in 2018 by artist NISHIO Yoshinari in collaboration with local elderly women who gather at the creative activity base “kioku shugei-kan (handicrafts center) TANSU” in Sanno, Nishinari-ku, Osaka. One of the concepts of the brand is unexpected misalignment, such as unexpected arrangements and leaps of ideas by the local women, and discrepancies with the image NISHIO has in mind, to propose work clothes = clothes for everyday life.
“NISHINARI YOSHIO” clothes were created based on the theme of designing jackets and pants for people the members envisioned as familiar to them who live in Nishinari. One of the features of the clothes is that each piece is made from a different fabric by utilizing the unneeded fabrics that collect in the “TANSU”.
So far, has exhibited and sold its work at Hankyu Men’s Osaka (2018), Abeno Harukas (2019), Seibu Ikebukuro (2022), Sendai Forus (2022), and other commercial facilities, as well as the exhibitions at the Osaka Kansai International Art Festival (2022) and the photo exhibitions “Last Fashion” organized by Sendai Mediatheque (2022), thus exploring new areas of expression while crossing the boundaries of art and fashion.
It’s a fashion brand initiated by artist Yoshinari Nishio in collaboration with local women who gather at the Kioku Shugei-Kan “Tansu” in Sanno, Nishinari Ward, Osaka. It focuses on unexpected gaps, such as their unpredictable arrangements, conceptual leaps, and discrepancies with images in Nishio’s mind.
Workshop ‘Sewing the pattern of the previous generation’
Several of the products made by NISHINARI YOSHIO have the theme of things that have existed for a long time = ‘previous generations’. By utilising those original patterns and appliqued or embroidered on old clothes, we will create original clothings that gives new value.
Dates: 1/28 Sat., 1/29 Sun., 2/1 Wed., 2/3 Fri., 2/4 Sat., 2/5 Sun., 2/8 Wed.,
2/10 Fri., 1/11 Sat., 2/12 Sun.
Venue: Kioku shugei-kan TANSU
What to bring: Clothes you want to remake
Fee: 500 yen (including materials)
*There is no need to make a reservation, you can come and leave as you please.
*The time required for the workshop will depending on the pace of your work. A basic piece can take around 30 minutes, while more complex themes may take several hours. However, you can take your work home with you when you leave.
Additionally, you can also choose from the selection of second-hand clothing we have prepared, but please note that only ladies’ sizes are available.