SOPH. – Makers of SOPHNET., F.C.R.B. and uniform experiment – Acquired by JUN CO., LTD

StyleComments ⋅ May 14, 2013
Recent news has surfaced regarding the acquisition of SOPH. by fellow Japanese company JUN CO., LTD. This is undoubtedly the biggest news on the side of Japanese fashion acquisitions since A Bathing Ape’s sale to Chinese conglomerate I.T back i...

SENSE: SOPHNET. 2012 Fall/Winter Collection Editorial

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 14, 2012
After bringing you the first look at Hirofumi Kiyonaga’s F.C.R.B. x mastermind JAPAN capsule collection, we now present the newest editorial featuring items from the 2012 fall/winter collection belonging to his main line, SOPHNET.. By blending items...

mastermind JAPAN x F.C.R.B 2012 Fall/Winter Capsule Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 12, 2012
F.C. Real Bristol, or F.C.R.B. as it is known as, was fathered by SOPH.’s Hirofumi Kiyonaga back in 1999 with the aim to create a limited edition soccer-styled line that would allow him the chance to design pieces that expressed his love for the game...

TRAVERSE TOKYO: An Interview with uniform experiment’s Hirofumi Kiyonaga

StyleComments ⋅ Jul 9, 2012
Prominent Japanese designer and creative mind behind uniform experiment, Hirofumi Kiyonaga, recently sat down with TRAVERSE TOKYO to touch on a variety of topics and affairs relevant to both those interested in fashion as well as business. Reflecting...

honeyee Feature: Athletics West 1977

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 10, 2010
Since it’s unveiling Nike’s NSW collection has established itself as a distinguished benchmark in the industry. The use of organic fabrics, innovation cycle, and water treatment technology used on the garments are a nod to Nike’s design departme...

Hirofumi Kiyonaga and Hiroshi Fujiwara: SOPHISTICATION

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 16, 2010
This past weekend, SOPH. founder Hirofumi Kiyonaga officially cut the proverbial ribbon to his first location outside of Japan on a busy Hong Kong street. This interview sheds the proper light on the man behind a seminal series of brands.

SOPH. Featuring Hirofumi Kiyonaga Photoshoot in SENSE

StyleComments ⋅ May 14, 2010
Hirofumi Kiyonaga adorns a few pages of a spread for this month’s issue of Sense Magazine, outfitted in a few articles of his own clothing. Sophnet., F.C.R.B and uniform experiment provide the gear, Kiyonaga the laidback sense of style and...

F.C.R.B. 2010 Spring/Summer Collection

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jan 30, 2010
Hirofumi Kiyonaga’s F.C. Real Bristol continue their relationship with Nike, and have collaborated to design this latest selection of apparel. As always, F.C.R.B. merchandise is football-centric, though this run seems to take a step toward beach-...

Tai Hachiro (泰八郎) x uniform experiment Glasses

UncategorizedComments ⋅ Jun 30, 2008
Tai Hachiro (泰八郎), a well known eyewear craftsman from Japan, is known for making high quality thick framed glasses. He has previously worked with brands such as Number (N)ine and Neighborhood on several collaboration projects. The latest feature...

Kiyonaga x Stussy Glasses

Comments ⋅ Nov 30, -0001
It looks like Stussy has decided to team up with some lead designers and creative people in Japan including the likes of Hiroshi Fujiwara for different models of glasses. Here’s the Kiyonga Model which is made for Soph.’s new Osaka st...

TT + TKO Project

Comments ⋅ Nov 30, -0001
The latest feature from the Japanese online lifestyle magazine, Honeyee, is the TT + TKO Project. Sponsored by Audi, Honeyee has interviewed five creators from the Japanese scene including an architect, a musician, a fashion designer, a calligrap...

Interview with Hiroshi Fujiwara & Hirofumi Kiyonaga

Comments ⋅ Nov 30, -0001
Uniform Experiment is a new Japanese label by global trend setter Hiroshi Fujiwara and the creative director of SOPH., Hirofumi Kiyonaga. Together they have created a more mature line of clothing which involves suits and ties that are targeted to...

uniform experiment 2008 Spring Collection Preview

Comments ⋅ Nov 30, -0001
Two big Japanese personalities, Hiroshi Fujiwara (of Fragment Design) and Hirofumi Kiyonaga (of Sophnet.) are at the forefront of a new collection titled uniform experiment. The more mature collection features sweaters, suits, pants, ties and oth...