HaaT : NEWS
HaaT: Heart in HaaT Textile Exhibition
Special exhibition showcasing textiles produced in Japan.
Dates: August 14 (Fri) to 22 (Sat), 2015, 10:00 to 20:00, free admission
Location: Hankyu Umeda Main Store 9F, Hankyu Umeda Hall
8-7 Kakudacho Kita-ku Osaka-shi Osaka
Since debuting in the year 2000, HaaT has been developed with a standing commitment to textiles made in Japan in collaboration with local creators, and as a result a variety of techniques are being applied in novel and fun ways to modern clothes.
These textiles, which add the brand's unique perspective to Japanese materials, have been produced by incorporating many original and creative touches for ultimate comfort and lightness. This special exhibition introduces clothes and accessories carefully selected from archives spanning 15 years, along with their techniques. Furthermore, it will feature spaces, such as an exhibit based on the theme of dewdrops and water drops, that offer new discoveries not only for people interested in fashion and materials, but also all people engaged in learning of one kind or another.
HaaT : IMAGE
AUTUMN WINTER 2015
HaaT : CONCEPT
HaaT emerged from the AUTUMN WINTER collections of 2000, and is named out of a threefold play on words with different meanings. The first is 'HaaT' which means 'village market' in Sanskrit - symbolizing a collection that includes a diverse range of techniques, textiles and aesthetics. The second is 'Heart' - referring to the traditional and established methods behind current day fashions. The third - 'Haath' is the Sanskrit word for 'hands' and conveys the subtle nuances that arise from the collaboration between design emanating from Japan, and the craftsmanship from India.
HaaT's creative director is Makiko Minagawa, who made her mark as textile director for ISSEY MIYAKE from the company's inception. Simply stated, the HaaT brand offers clothing and accessories that intimately convey the warmth of the artisan's hand with the assurance of everlasting enjoyment.