G-Star Raw have collaborated with Japanese stylist Tomoki Sukezane to create the G-Star RAW and Sukezane Radar Limited Edition selvedge denim collection which is unisex, made in a limited run of 600 pairs globally and is available on September 19th for $220. I have included the press release on the collaboration below as well as an interview with Sukezane.
G-Star RAW and renowned Japanese stylist Tomoki Sukezane have joined forces to share their passion for denim and craftsmanship on a unique denim design: the G-Star RAW and Sukezane Radar Limited Edition. For this collaboration, Sukezane provided a personal and modern interpretation of G-Star’s Radar denim silhouette by radically adjusting the fit into a unisex design, with an exaggerated tapered fit that is also wider at the waist, and use of unique embroidery for the stitching as well as custom back label. The G-Star RAW and Sukezane Radar Limited Edition is executed in a 13.0z Red Listing Berryl denim, woven on a vintage shuttle loom, and features an irregular warp slub and visible white weft.
“My first contact with G-Star Raw was when they were showing their collection at NYFW in 2007. After that I curated a Raw Night at Le Baron in Tokyo, which was a great experience and was the base for this collaboration” said Sukezane.
Sukezane has worked as a stylist for many years specializing in menswear in Japan, and has become a reference of style for the main men’s media titles as well as many Japanese celebrities. Sukezane finds inspiration in many things, such as movies, other artists and also in everyday life – as according to him everything links back to styling.
The G-Star RAW and Sukezane Radar Limited Edition will be available as of September 19th, 2012 at the world’s leading department stores in Paris (Gallery Lafayette) and London (Selfridges), the G-Star webstore and select US-based retailers listed: American Rag, 160 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 – Atrium, 644 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 – Brigade, 26300 Cedar Road #1005, Beachwood, OH 44122 – Standard, 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326.