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visvim Cultivated Archetypes Demonstration @ F.I.L. SENDAI

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 31, 2012
visvim has always prided itself as a brand interested in the execution of product, using some of the world’s best raw materials and time-honored techniques to create its cult-status collections. Hiroki Nakamura’s well-known affinity for a...

F.I.L. Singapore Opening

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 26, 2012
Having just recently showcased its “Study and Practice” exhibition at the Wan Chai F.I.L. location in Hong Kong, visvim today announces the opening of its third F.I.L. branch in Singapore. Situated at the storied Raffles Hotel, the locati...

F.I.L. Kyoto Natural Dyeing Process Demonstration and Workshop Recap

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 3, 2012
visvim has long placed a strong emphasis on the traditions and processes that are involved in the creation of its products and goods. Having previously offered symposiums and seminars at its F.I.L. brick & mortar locations to highlight the “...

F.I.L. Nagoya/Kyoto Natural Dyeing Process Demonstration and Workshop

StyleComments ⋅ May 25, 2012
Japanese fashion label visvim and its retail store F.I.L. will be hosting workshops explaining the natural-dyeing process in its Nagoya and Kyoto stores early next month. An indigo-dye craftsman will conduct a demonstration and interactive session wh...

F.I.L. SENDAI Renewal

StyleComments ⋅ Nov 1, 2011
Earlier in 2011, one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history struck parts of Japan including the city of Sendai. Following the reconstruction of the city, visvim founder Hiroki Nakamura was forced to rebuild the F.I.L. SENDAI location, which h...

F.I.L. Kyoto “Exploration of Craft” Symposium

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 21, 2011
visvim’s F.I.L. Kyoto shop opened back in 2009, adding to an already impressive list of flagship stores. Starting next Saturday (October 29) and running through Sunday, it will also be home to the “Exploration of Craft” Symposium. T...

F.I.L. Sendai Store Renewal Exclusive Items

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 14, 2011
Next month will see the F.I.L. Sendai store reopen after a recent renewal. To celebrate this occasion, visvim has created several exclusive items. The standout piece of the collection is the hand-dyed indigo front tying jacket, made from a vintage Af...

visvim F.I.L. Wanchai Opening Gift – iPad Leather Case

StyleComments ⋅ Apr 1, 2011
To celebrate the opening of their second store location in Hong Kong’s Wanchai district, visvim has designed this custom leather iPad case. The luxurious case is made from a high-quality vegetable-tanned leather and features a Free Internat...

visvim F.I.L. Hong Kong Exclusive Items

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 15, 2011
Adding another store under its wings, visvim announces the opening of a second F.I.L. location in Hong Kong set to make its debut on March 26. The new space will play host to a selection of exclusive items made specifically for the opening, inclu...

F.I.L. Nagoya

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 27, 2010
Following our announcement a few days back, we can now offer a look inside the newly opened F.I.L. Nagoya, known of course as the flagship chain from Japanese brand visvim. Sharing some of the key aesthetics found in the original Tokyo flagship,...

F.I.L. Nagoya Opening

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 23, 2010
Following a previous preview, the fashionable “Sakae” district in Nagoya, Japan is to be home to the latest of visvim’s minimalist F.I.L. stores. Scheduled to open September 25, the store will share some of the key aesthetics found in the origina...

visvim F.I.L. TOKYO: Adrian Gaut Interview

CultureComments ⋅ Aug 24, 2010
The Free International Laboratory section of visvim.tv interview Adrian Gaut who’s had an influential part in setting the aesthetic of F.I.L. stores throughout Japan and Hong Kong. The short interview really only delves into Gaut’s ex...

F.I.L. Nagoya

EventsComments ⋅ Aug 21, 2010
Japanese-based clothing and footwear brand, Visvim, is set to open a Free International Laboratory, F.I.L., in Nagoya, Japan this upcoming Fall. Considered by many to be almost gallery-like in design with a minimalist approach, Visvim’s F.I.L. re...

GORE-TEX Seminar at F.I.L. KYOTO

EventsComments ⋅ Jul 4, 2010
visvim will be hosting a special event in regards to the functionality and care instructions of visvim GORE-TEX products at F.I.L. KYOTO from July 9th to July 11th. If you’re in town, be sure to check it out. F.I.L. KYOTO 352 Shimo-Osak...

GQ Japan’s 2010 Spring/Summer “Brits Spotting” Editorial

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Apr 29, 2010
Photographed by Junji Hata, you’re looking at an editorial from GQ Japan’s Spring/Summer issue for this year. Entitled “Brits Spotting”, the piece focuses on a British aesthetic, featuring various tartan patterns and highl...