- BRAND CONCEPT -

From the Far East to the world. Artwork inherited from generation to generation in Japan is introduced to the world.

The origin of name,
“EST + ARTE”

The power of art from the Far East. Proposal of new luxury standard that combines tradition and modernism. Collaboration of Kanazawa gilt with Nishijin,Kyoto in ENTSUKE. Technology and traditional beauty of Japan is Japanese pride. Artwork inherited from generation to generation in Japan is introduced to the world. A joy to wear art everyday with ESTARTE.

- 2017FW SERIES CONCEPT -

ICON - TEAPOD - Nambu Cast Ironware pots, emblems of Japan and motif for iconic products of our brand.

We have completed art pieces to be reminiscent of Nambu Cast Iron Pots which have been preserved for approximately 400 years. As traditionally crafted pieces, Nambu Pots were used in tea ceremony to boil the water or “yu o wakasu” in Japanese and are made with a simple yet beautiful form. The ESTARTE Icon Bag is a representation of that form. On its avant-garde body is a geometrically exquisite handle evocative of that of a pot. This particular design was accomplished utilizing a 3D printer.

2017FW SERIES PART I - TEA CEREMONY - The art piece conceived from Tea Ceremony, another tradition of Japan, is a symbol of cross-cultural mixing.

Silence, simple, high standards, neat clothing, reserved... These words are characteristic of the world of Tea Ceremony. The structure of the tea room has been masterfully calculated. Upon the tatami straw mats laid out therein, the utensils for Tea Ceremony are arranged with uncanny balance. Removing all excess elements, this space, which demands the utmost beauty, is organized on a surface signifying a circle and a curved line divided into four parts. The art piece which exhibits global appreciation was born from the fusion of gold leaf decoration (Japan) and modern technology (the West). The world of Tea Ceremony, the hospitality offered through a spot of bitter tea with confectionery morsels -blending contrasting flavors-could very well be symbolic of mixing various nations’ cultures as well.

2017 AW SERIES PART II - NEO TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE - The art piece which illustrates the traditional space which can be observed in Japanese architecture, an interpretation of Ink Painting for the modern age.

Within classical Japanese architecture, as can be seen via the placement of a circular window for viewing the garden in a room partitioned by the straight lines and right angles of tatami mats and fusuma (paper-laden sliding doors), there is a custom of setting a round object in an angular environment to implement a contrast. Adding an element of heterogeneity to an otherwise uniform scene can be said to stimulate the artistic sense of the onlooker. Similarly, an Ink painting is placed in the alcove, or tokonoma, which is considered to be a sacred spot. With a present-day reinterpretation of this traditional Japanese ambiance in mind we have produced another piece. From taking a contemporary arrangement of an ink painting from a famous hand to applying UV print to the golden leaf to be used as fabric, this piece incorporates the latest technology.

2017 AW SERIES PART III - JAPANESE ORIGAMI - The art piece which illustrates the traditional space which can be observed in Japanese architecture, an interpretation of Ink Painting for the modern age.

In Japan, there is a resilient yet flexible paper called “wa-shi.” Due to wa-shi being resistant to tearing even under such stress as being folded, it can achieve truly magnificent forms. Origami, which is said to have started in the Heian period, is made from that very wa-shi. Today, the origami techniques ordinarily used for works of geometric beauty are being employed in fields such as outer space development where only the latest in cutting-edge technology has a role. ESTARTE, receiving inspiration from the three-dimensional, geometric image of origami has conceived a charismatic art piece. The triangle-woven elegance in its form is indicative of the modern touch.