Moss - sage striped seersucker shirt


Words: C. Saramowicz


Japan is often famed for its food, culture and lush landscapes, but the country is renowned for its fabrics, too. From silky satin kimonos to hand-printed cotton haori jackets, Japan has long been producing fabrics of quality and artistic merit. Alongside this, Japanese techniques are often innovative and tactical – think blending wool with linen to create a lightweight, moisture-wicking jacket like our charcoal shacket – combining century-old knowledge with modern ways of working with fabric.

In our SS24 collection, we’ve worked with a range of Japanese fabrics that perfectly represent our season aesthetic. See below to learn more about why we chose cloths from Takisada, fabric specialists based right in the heart of Japan’s textile province.



Founded in 1864 and based in Bishu, a town renowned for its wool production, Takisada is known for its innovative fabric blends and dying expertise. A true testament to centuries of Japanese textile tradition, the fabric specialists are the very essence of Japanese craftsmanship, weaving century-old knowledge and history into every piece of fabric.

Takisada work with a wealth of different cloths, weights and textures, and this season we focused on fabrics that offer the casual comfort and breathability that is ideal for the warmer months.

Take our navy wool-blend shacket, for example. Interesting textures are a hallmark of Japanese fabrics, and we’ve applied its distinctive dry, soft feel to our lightly tailored set for refined comfort on warm days. Pair it with the matching trousers, or layer over a simple tee for a cohesive feel.


Moss - dark taupe technical overshirt

Taking it down a notch, our dark taupe technical jacket is the perfect airy transeasonal piece. Crafted from a light cloth with a crisp hand-feel and added technical stretch, it makes for a streamlined casual layer that will see you through whatever casual weekend plans you’ve made. We’ve matched its clean lines with minimalist yet functional details like tonal zippers and poppers.


Moss - sage striped seersucker set

For balmy days at home or hot vacations abroad, warm summers mean Japan is known for featherweight textiles like seersucker. In Takisada’s hands, a papery, puckered texture and wide, sage stripes bring this summer classic into a modern light. Pair the top and bottoms for a standout look that will turn heads, or wear as separates with light, neutral toned pieces.