The Winner of the FASHION PRIZE OF TOKYO 2020 is...
October 21 2019
On the 19th of October, during Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO, the winner of the third edition of the Fashion Prize of Tokyo (FPT) has been announced. The winner is Takuya Morikawa, the designer of TAAKK. Receiving full support from the FPT, Morikawa will present his future collections at the upcoming FW20/21 and SS21 fashion shows at Paris Fashion Week, taking place during the next Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO in March.
After graduating from Bunka Fashion College, Takuya Morikawa worked with Issey Miyake Men for 8 years. In 2013, he established his own brand, TAAKK. His designs imbue modern suiting with a relaxed aesthetic, playing with silhouettes, pursued proportions, and cutting-edge fabrics. He focuses on materials, treatments, and colors, all created through first-interaction with the technicians. He tries to make each pieces unique and special with these fabrics that can't be found anywhere else in the world. He challenges traditional notions of reality and strives to deliver a piece worthy of being part of TAAKK.
As the winner of the prize, Takuya Morikawa aimes to internationalize TAAKK and give the chance to discover his brand also overseas: "We are probably an unfamiliar brand to overseas buyers and press, so I intend to put effort into having our brand being seen. Put full effort into conveying what TAAKK is all about. And with that done, raise the quality of our clothes, strengthen our world view as a brand, and realize business." The designer said.
The Fashion Prize of Tokyo is launched by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japan Apparel Fashion Industry Council (JAFI), in Co-Sponsorship with the Japan Fashion Week Organization (JFWO) which aims to support Tokyo-based designers to grow in the international market. FPT supports the brand one step further than the TOKYO FASHION AWARD project, which supports 6 winning Tokyo-based brands to promote their designs and creativity on an international level.