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Maison Kitsuné

Maison Kitsune

Maison Kitsuné is a Parisian contemporary fashion brand and music label that was founded in 2002 by the creative duo of Gildas Loaëc, previously the manager for Daft Punk, and architect Masaya Kuroki. Maison Kitsuné has a full range of both women’s and men’s lines that consist of more minimal Parisian-inspired designs, in addition to vibrant graphic print designs. Its eye-catching collections include various collaborations with brands such as colette, Oliver Peoples and Ambush, just to name a few. Currently the brand has locations in Paris, Tokyo and New York City, though its clothing can also be bought from more than 300 stockists and pop-up stores worldwide as well. The contrasting styles utilized by the brand is representative of the name of the brand itself, with “Kitsuné” meaning fox in Japanese -- the fox is said to have the ability to change its appearance in the Japanese language. Furthermore, its record label Kitsuné Journal has been making waves with releases from Two Door Cinema Club, Village, and Digitalism among others, and hosts Kitsuné-branded club nights in various locations, showcasing some of the imprint’s signees.

[Maison Kitsuné 18 - The Hysterical Advisory Issue] Features XXX
Maison Kitsuné Taps Cali Thornhill DeWitt for Its Latest Music Compilation
Café Kitsuné Develops a New "TOFU CHOCOLAT" Dessert
ETQ Store Highlights Marni, The North Face & More in Its Latest Editorial
Fashion Podcasts You Need to Listen to Right Now
The Latest Maison Kitsuné x Reebok Collaboration Is Limited to 500 Pairs
Maison Kitsuné Throws an Animal Party for 2017 Spring/Summer
Kitsuné Hot Stream Celebrate Their 100th Track with XXX's "Yves"
Maison Kitsuné Unveils Inaugural Footwear Line

2016

Tokyo welcomes a two-story Maison Kitsuné flagship store

2015

Four more boutiques open, including the first in Hong Kong, a second in New York and a fourth in Paris

2014

Musician Kilo Kish releases a batch of remixes under the Kitsuné music label
Collaborates with New Era on three fitted hats, which hit stores in January

2013

Maison Kitsuné collaborates with Oliver Peoples on a pair of vintage-inspired glasses in two colorways
Café Kitsuné, a coffee shop in Tokyo’s Aoyama District, becomes a popular hangout space

2012

Maison Kitsuné launches its first New York store in Manhattan’s NoMad Hotel

2011

Maison Kitsuné teams up with shoemaker J.M. Weston to produce three popular shoe styles

2008

First boutique store opens at 52 rue de Richelieu, in Paris

2005

The brand’s ready-to-wear collection debuts at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris

2002

Founded in Paris by Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki after a trip to Japan
 
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