Tetsu Nishiyama

Tetsu Nishiyama

Founder of WTAPS, FORTY PERCENTS AGAINST RIGHTS and DESCENDANT
Profile
  • NationalityJapanese
  • Age41
  • DisciplineFashion and Footwear
With his renowned brand WTAPS continually releasing strong collections and items, Tetsu Nishiyama wanted to give a little more in terms of product demographic in 2015. DESCENDANT, a side label originally unveiled in the late winter, spawns the idea that younger generations look up to their elders and thus follow in their footsteps -- fashion not excluded from this mentality. The brand thus incorporates sizing for all of the family, from toddlers to adults both male and female. His collaborations continued as well, releasing a strong collection of OG Sk8-Hi LX and OG Style 36 LXs for the lifestyle sneaker brand Vans along with a re-iteration of his highly-sought-after WTAPS x Vans Syndicate Authentic “S,” this time in a striking gold reimagination. Least not forget FORTY PERCENTS AGAINST RIGHTS, his message-heavy project for a society that could use a shake-up every once in awhile is still alive, kicking, and filling up the highly successful G.I.P. store in Shibuya, the brick-and-mortar retailer for all things “Tet.”
 
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