The Japanese footwear brand and the Italian tailor share the values of ‘Made in Italy’

[On the cover: a SS23 proposal from Seishou – G.Inglese’s collab]

Inglese men’s tailoring, which dates back to 1955 and today is overseen by the third generation, and the Japanese footwear brand Seishou have teamed up for an exclusive footwear capsule: they share ‘Made in Italy’ production and a culture of beauty and high-quality craftmanship. These values are shared by Angelo Inglese (his atelier is in Ginosa) who dresses an international male audience with his collection of shirts, polo shirts, and jackets, and by the designer Yuko Matsuzaki, the creative soul of the Japanese shoe brand Seishou, which is produced in Italy. The idea of a joint capsule collection stems from the long friendship that binds the two designers and from the idea of combining two aesthetics that are based on Italian know-how and on contaminations of different cultures. For this footwear collection, the contamination is between Japanese design, and Italian contemporaneity. Seishou, a brand founded in Tokyo by Japanese shoe designers Ikeda & Matsuzaki, means “unison” in Japanese and, in fact, combines the typical design and comfort of a sneaker with the elegance of a formal model. As such, it is a fusion between the “nostalgia” of the classic and a reinterpretation in a more contemporary key, to attract younger generations. The capsule collection was presented in Florence at the Hotel Savoy during Pitti Uomo and will be available online.