Fashion, by its nature is a cyclical beast and designers are often guilty of treading the well-worn path of nostalgia for their inspiration. If you’re the type that looks at life through rose-tinted lenses, then this isn’t a bad thing. After all, if something isn’t broken, why fix it?
However, a rare breed of designer is one that manages to combine the best of the past and present, creating pieces that have the appeal of yesteryear, but are fit for purpose today. Mr Yutaka Goto, founder of Japanese label Remi Relief, is one such designer.
After honing his craft working for mainstream fashion brands in the 1990s, he founded own label in 2007 with the express interest of reviving dyeing techniques from the 1960s.