Daisuke Nishida (Devoa), Designer Profile

December 12, 2013

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His concentrating interest is always on the research of relationship between clothes and the human body, forming structured garments with scrutiny to the movement of muscle and the feel on the skin. This comprehension grasp of the body combined with the Nichida’s dedication to working directly with the very best Japanese traditional artisans and fabric mills, results in a pure, timeless and borderless aesthetic. The Devoa brand rejects mainstream ideas and conventions of mass production, working with small-scale Japanese factories and using traditional materials such as the ‘Washi’, a Japanese paper that has long been used in Kimonos and Buddhist robes. Nishida makes great effort to cause and enable a personal relationship between the wearer and the materials developed. Devoa’s staples include lapel-less blazers with fluid forms, and anatomic pieces cut to permit the highest amount of movement. High, structured shoulders add severity to their tailored pieces, while slim, non-traditional cuts retain a modern and youthful form. Devoa works with natural, organic colors, ranging from moss-greens through many shades of grey to charcoals and blacks. Similarly, Nishida favors organic materials such as linen blends, Japanese denim and soft wool.