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Nobody Does It Quite Like Noir!

The intrinsic technical aptitude and innovation of Kei Ninomiya transcends his subtle mentorship and now colleague’s influence, Rei Kawakubo. 

The designer is revered for innovative construction techniques and designating their outcome, regardless of the materials’ susceptibility to manipulative techniques. 

Often gathering delicate or robust textural materials and shape-shifting them in accordance with connective tools i.e eyelets, studs, rings, Ninomiya contorts and formulates these modules much like the meticulousness of a beehive.

Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear

The outcome of his work is supposedly derivative of his innate influence by Comme des Garçons, having found Kawakubo’s work initially in his hometown, Oita, Japan, according to Hero Magazine

On the subject of joining the Comme des Garçons umbrella, Ninomiya says that he was most surprised by, “the amount of trial and error that is repeated in order to deliver the highest quality clothes and explore the fine line between fashion and art at all times.” 

Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear

The designer’s modesty and genius translates to his clothing, and as it seems impossible for Ninomiya’s garments to comprise error, Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear reinforces that very impossibility. 

Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear

Displaying a predominantly beige runway (albeit ‘noir’ made its inherent appearance), Ninomiya’s intention to explore shadows and the shades of beige, much like his experimenting with black, is centre-stage. 

See the full show here.

Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear


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