Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, and Issey Miyake all put avant-garde Japanese fashion on the map, establishing the idea that their creations went beyond clothing and were artistic expressions in the form of clothes. The brand Julius_7 has taken this avant-garde pursuit a step further by creating garments that are so out there but so wearable at the same time. The clothes are incredibly progressive, but they aren't overly intellectual to the point of exclusion, a fine line that Julius has expertly walked since 2001.
Designer Tatsuro Horikawa started Julius_7 as an art project to explore his spiritual and religious side, but the extremely high craftsmanship of the clothes soon attracted fans that ranged from underground punks to businessmen on the weekends. While art and music are still incorporated into the brand, it's the clothes that have become the focal point of Julius_7. Whatever Horikawa's religion is, we thank the higher powers for that.