Kohei Kawamura has been known to spend small fortunes on antique Japanese fireman jackets and historical French military uniforms, just so he can pick them apart for their patterns. Cotton and linen-obsessed, Kohei makes every single piece in the Klasica range with his own two hands, and only presents a collection after months of experimentation with his fabrics du jour.
Klasica is a one-man band based out of Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. Growing up in a seaside town in Hokkaido fabricating tiny clothes for his GI Joe led to Kohei’s contnuing fascination with uniforms and the invisible art of tailoring. Taking inspiration from ‘classic’ garments throughout history and from all over the world, Kohei’s work nonetheless channels decidedly Japanese silhouettes and is intentionally minimalist, unisex and soft on the skin.