Harshly judged in the niche that it was once caged in, anime has transcended above and beyond its small screens and language barrier. Being pushed by a set of new blood of textile creators, these brands have sharpened their fangs and own weapon of choice to wage war against the big and bad fashion industry. – Hola Pauline
Sketching in a mysterious visual artist’s hued idea, this six year old brainchild of OMOCAT is filled with colorful cute grotesque original characters meant to shock the senses. Backed with the idea of inspiring others to follow their dreams, this Japanese casual brand has landed itself onto the shores of sunny California.
Digitally printing in two young designers’ love for anime culture and streetwear, this online based apparel expresses emotions and conversational statements for otakus alike. Rooted from Japanese smileys, Kaomoji is a label meant to express all the while lookin’ fly.
Four Eyes (iiii)
A brand that has perfectly mixed lewd and rude with a sprinkle of hentai attitude, Four Eyes (iiii) is an apparel brand that borderline draws in the Japanese so called nerd culture without leaving the boxed premises of the worldwide streetwear basic phenomenon. Exclusively available online, build a closet that’s almost too NSFW.
Bringing in animated gems such as Akira to the 2d silkscreen shirt process, Wet Store is a Japanese and European label that stays in the neutral textile field all the while smoking out threads of character and style for the gender neutral and unisex.
Translating the historical meaning of Ronin straight to the streets of New York, Ronin Division is a relatively new menswear brand code written with the idea of rebellion and and personality fueled by one combustion purpose–to expand the newborn label to a growing family.