CHRISTIAN DADA was founded in Tokyo in 2010 by Masanori Morikawa.The label’s name nods both to Parisian Haute Couture and Dadaism, the artistic movement anchored in anti-conformism, anarchy and rebellion, challenging perceived notions of beauty and logic.
The idea of the beauty of imperfection, which is at the core of Christian Dada design, is also the foundation of the wabi-sabi Japanese aesthetic philosophy. Masanori Morikawa, who was trained under Charles Anastase in London, has forged an unconventional approach to fashion. His complex, dark and energetic vision draws on a fascination for eastern subcultures and traditional Japanese crafts such as the “Yuzen” hand-dyeing technique used for silk kimonos.
A deft balancing act of impactful showpieces and commercially realistic street wear, his collections are elevated by intricate details and elaborate embellishments, working a subtle clash of references aligned with the free-minded rebellion of past art scenes and youth movements.
Soon after launching, Christian dada has garnered a cult following on the Japanese fashion scene with a prominent presence on the Tokyo Fashion week schedule and a collaboration with controversial legendary photographer Nobuyoshi Araki for the Fall/Winter 2016 collection "Love On The Left Eye".
Initially presented in Tokyo, the label since 2014 has presented its men’s shows in Paris and opens up exciting new perspectives for the Christian Dada brand which is now sold at Colette in Paris, H. Lorenzo in L.A., KOKKO in Canada, I.T. in Hong Kong, and at online retailer SSENSE. Christian Dada have also expanded into women’s wear starting with the Fall/Winter 2015, both collections are now presented together in Paris.
2010 Masanori Morikawa launched his label CHRISTIAN DADA
2011 Designed custom pieces for Lady Gaga forthe MTV Video Music Aid Japan Awards
2012 Fall/Winter 2012 Runway Show at Tokyo Collection for the first time Designed statement pieces for Lady Gaga for her Born This Way World Tour
2013 ReceivedDHL Designer’s Award for Fall/Winter 2013 Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Show at Tokyo Collection with KISS, and provided full costumes
2014 CHRISTIAN DADA’s first Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Presentation during Paris Fashion Week
2015 Awarded “Best New Designer” at the Shiseido 33rd Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix Fall/Winter 2015 Runway Show, Spring/Summer 2016 Presentation during Paris Mens Fashion Week
2016 Fall/Winter 2016 Runway marks CHRISTIAN DADA’s first show to be listed on the Paris Fashion week calendar Customized outfit for Takashi Murakami's Time Out Tokyo Cover shoot
2017 Fall/Winter 2017 Runway show at George V in Paris Designed and created costumes for Tokyo Ghoul
Fashion shows & sales campaign
Paris men's fall-winter 18 / 19 Sunday January 21 2018 at 5.00pm
Halle des Blancs Manteaux
1bis rue des Hospitalières Saint-Gervais
75004 Paris, France
Paris men's F-W 18 / 19
from Friday January 19 2018 to Wed. January 24 2018
Women’s RTW, Men’s RTW
Christian Dada Ryodan Showroom Ryodan Showroom
16 Rue des Quatre Fils