Brand Profile

デザイナー黒石恵子が、1995年に設立したオリジナル・テキスタイル・ブランド。装いを豊かに彩るアーティスティックなスカーフを中心に、エレガントでスパイスの効いたコレクションを発表し続けています。1997年以降、パリの国際展示会「プルミエールクラス」などで作品を発表。2014年1月には、インテリア&ライフスタイルデザインの国際展示会「メゾン・エ・オブジェ」にも出展しました。

黒石恵子は、アパレルで商品企画を担当するなか、ファブリックの色や柄に強い興味を持ち、1992年に渡仏。パリでテキスタイル・デザインを学んだ後に帰国し、1995年、イギリス製のスカーフ・コレクションでデビューしました。以来、シーズン毎にテーマを設け、素材の味わいを最大限に引きだすスタイリッシュなデザインを世に送りだしています。特に、日本の工房が誇る高度な技術を生かした作品には定評があり、緻密なカットワークや染色による繊細なグラデーションによって、デザイン性の高い独自の世界観を構築。七夕の「網飾り」の構造を布によって再現した代表作「TANABATA」は、ニューヨーク近代美術館(MoMA)やシカゴ美術館など、世界の一流ミュージアム・ショップでもロングセラーとなっています。

高いアート性とファッション性、クラフト的な温かみと都会的なモダニティ。異なる要素をあわせ持つKEIKO KUROISHIの作品は、年齢や性別、国籍を問わず、知的好奇心に満ちた人々を魅了する、変幻自在な「一枚の魔法の布」です。ビスチェやケープのように着こなしたり、インテリアとしてのアレンジも楽しみながら、皆様の暮らしに、永く寄り添えるよう、丁寧に制作されています。


*KEIKO KUROISHIのアイコン「TANABATAストラクチャー」

日本に住む方ならだれもが見たことのある七夕飾り。
その代表的なアイテムのひとつに、大漁を祈る「網飾り」があります。
KEIKO KUROISHIのアイコンであるTANABATAは、
シルクやウール、コットンにカットワークを施し、
その構造上の力学と、布そのものの重みによって、
「網飾り」のような構築的な美しさを実現したオンリーワンのデザインです。
KEIKO KUROISHI is the original textile brand established by the designer, Keiko Kuroishi, in 1995. With the exuberant selection of scarves with artistic colors as her core expression, she has been exhibiting her elegant and piquant collections in PREMIERE CLASSE, an international fashion accessory trade show in Paris, as well as in Tokyo. Her works have also been exhibited at the internationally acclaimed interior and lifestyle designs trade show, MAISON&OBJET, held in January 2014.

While the designer, Keiko Kuroishi, was working for the product planning in the apparel industry, she became strongly interested in fabric colors and patterns, which brought her to France in 1992. After completing her studies in textile designs in Paris, she made her debut as a designer in the British scarf collection in 1995. Since this first public appearance, she has been introducing her stylish designs, including her one-of-a-kind, original prints, which make the best out of the texture of material in line with the theme for every season. In particular, her works have been highly acclaimed through the masterful utilization of the pride precision techniques from Japan. Through the detailed cut works and delicate color gradation through dyeing, she has created an original outlook with high quality designs. Her masterpiece, "TANABATA", which is crafted from a single fabric applying the intricate net design inspired from the origami ornament for the traditional star festival, Tanabata, is a long selling piece at many world renowned museums and shops, such as the Museum of Modern Arts in New York (MOMA), and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Combining the two heterogeneous elements - profound artistry and trendiness or handcraft-like warmth and urban modernity- each creation of KEIKO KUROISHI’s design is a versatile "magic piece of fabric," which goes beyond the concept of age, gender, and nationality, to captivate the intellectual curiosity of peoples' minds. As a bustier or as a cape, or as an interior arrangement, each of them is carefully crafted to work flexibly with anyone's lifestyle, and to be the collection of enjoyment for the many long years to come.


*KEIKO KUROISHI’s icon “TANABATA Structure”

Anyone who lives in Japan would have seen the Star Festival (Tanabata) decorations. One of the typical decoration items in the festival is the “net decoration,” which symbolizes a prayer for a large catch of fish.
By adding cutworks to silk, wool and cotton, and by virtue of its structural dynamics and the weight of the cloth itself, KEIKO KUROISHI’s icon TANABATA has become a one-of-a-kind design, which realizes the architectural beauty that resembles the net decoration.

JAPAN

MATSUYA (GINZA 1F, TOKYO STATION HOTEL 1F)

MARK'STYLE TOKYO (GINZA SIX)

InterContinental Yokohama Grand "I Marina"


*POP UP SHOP 期間限定ショップ

TAKASHIMAYA
(SHINJUKU, NIHONBASHI, OSAKA, KYOTO 1F)(IYOTETSU 3F)

ISETAN (SHINJUKU 5F)

MITSUKOSHI (NIHONBASHI 5F)

TOKYU (TAMA PLAZA 1F)

U.S.A.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MoMA)
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO
KMAC Museum Store
MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH
LUMINAIRE

THINGS FINER

FRANCE
AUTOUR DU JAPON
BIJOUTERIE ZAB
MIYADORI-DO

ITALY
SABBIE E NEBBIE

SWITZERLAND
CARACTERE

DENMARK
BENTE HAMMER

KOREA
Leeum, Samsung Museum of art
MoMA KOREA

etc...

K. K. International Ltd.
506, 2-12-42, Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, TOKYO, 107-0061, JAPAN
TEL. +81-(0)3-3403-7703 / FAX. +81-(0)3-3403-7704
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