From Rap to Fashion, Children of the discordance Dress for Nostalgia

15.06.2018

©Mote Sinabel

Hideaki Shikama is a designer who creates clothing that recounts his story. Launched in 2011, his brand Children of the discordance is imbued with nostalgia for the US rap scene of the 1990s with an obvious penchant for the clothing of the period.

His brand is committed to fair trade production and Shikama demonstrates a rare political engagement among the Japanese fashion scene. For his first runway show during Tokyo Fashion Week, Shikama titled his collection as an homage to the 1994 IImaticalbum by NAS, in particular the term ‘rhythmatic’ from the song It Ain’t Hard to Tell.

For his Autumn/Winter 2018 runway show, Shaikama reminisces about a particularly important trip to New York when he was just a teenager, with creations that reflect on memory. While Children of the Discordance would do well to further explore the paradoxes of its project, Shikama is nonetheless one of the most important Japanese designers of the moment.

©Mote Sinabel

©Mote Sinabel

©Mote Sinabel