SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY
USAGI, WONDER OF NATURE

 

The collaboration between Pierre Hardy and Shinsuke Kawahara, whose work is based on free-hand calligraphy and personified by drawings of rabbits, began in Winter 2020 and continues this season.

 

While the Japanese artist’s first handmade designs were one-offs, his charmingly naive black-and-white motifs are now screen-printed on leather.

SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDYSHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY
SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDYSHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY

When discussing Shinsuke’s work, Pierre recounts his unique personality. « I like Shinsuke’s work because it is the opposite of mine: narrative, figurative, dreamlike, very artisanal and spontaneous.

And then I am passionate about Japan. The idea of these two universes meeting, that should not have crossed with each other, is appealing to me. In these confined times, we have found a way to travel towards each other.»

THE COLLECTION

 

Shinsuke’s sketches differ from one foot to the other, from a STREETLIFE sneaker trainer to a 104 sneaker or a CROSS RIDER sandal.

These mischievous drawings can also be seen on the CAMERA BOX bag.

 

Collaboration available in PIERRE HARDY boutiques in Paris, Tokyo and on pierrehardy.com.

Women's collection — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationWomen's collection — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration
Men's collection — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationMen's collection — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration
USAGI 104 sneakers for men in printed white leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationUSAGI 104 sneakers for men in printed white leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration
USAGI STREET LIFE sneakers for men in printed white leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationUSAGI STREET LIFE sneakers for men in printed white leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration
USAGI CROSS RIDER unisex flat sandals in printed black leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationUSAGI CROSS RIDER unisex flat sandals in printed black leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration
USAGI CUBE BOX unsiex bag  in printed white leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationUSAGI CUBE BOX unsiex bag  in printed white leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration
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ABOUT SHINSUKE KAWAHARA.

 

The first time Shinsuke Kawahara visited France was in the early 1980s. When the plane touched down at Roissy, he saw a multitude of rabbits.

 

Like the 12th-century Chôjû-Giga in Japan, he imagined they were caricatures of human beings, far more complex than they initially suggested.

 

So the rabbit became a signature. From design to scenography, from his drawings to his collaborations, from his restaurant to his guesthouse in Kyoto prefecture, the rabbit accompanies him everywhere. 

SHINSUKE KAWAHARASHINSUKE KAWAHARA

SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY
USAGI, WONDER OF NATURE


The collaboration between Pierre Hardy and Shinsuke Kawahara, whose work is based on free-hand calligraphy and personified by drawings of rabbits, began in Winter 2020 and continues this season.

 

While the Japanese artist’s first handmade designs were one-offs, his charmingly naive black-and-white motifs are now screen-printed on leather.

 

SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDYSHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY

 

When discussing Shinsuke’s work, Pierre recounts his unique personality. « I like Shinsuke’s work because it is the opposite of mine: narrative, figurative, dreamlike, very artisanal and spontaneous.

And then I am passionate about Japan. The idea of these two universes meeting, that should not have crossed with each other, is appealing to me. In these confined times, we have found a way to travel towards each other.»

 

SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDYSHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY

THE COLLECTION

 

Shinsuke’s sketches differ from one foot to the other, from a STREETLIFE sneaker trainer to a 104 sneaker or a CROSS RIDER sandal.

These mischievous drawings can also be seen on the CAMERA BOX bag.

 

Collaboration available in PIERRE HARDY boutiques in Paris, Tokyo and on pierrehardy.com.

Women's collection — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationWomen's collection — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration
Men's collection — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationMen's collection — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration
SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDYSHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY
USAGI STREET LIFE sneakers for men in printed white leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationUSAGI STREET LIFE sneakers for men in printed white leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration
USAGI CROSS RIDER unisex flat sandals in printed black leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationUSAGI CROSS RIDER unisex flat sandals in printed black leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration
USAGI CUBE BOX unisex bag in printed white leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaborationUSAGI CUBE BOX unisex bag in printed white leather — SHINSUKE KAWAHARA X PIERRE HARDY collaboration

ABOUT SHINSUKE KAWAHARA. 
 

The first time Shinsuke Kawahara visited France was in the early 1980s. When the plane touched down at Roissy, he saw a multitude of rabbits.

 

Like the 12th-century Chôjû-Giga in Japan, he imagined they were caricatures of human beings, far more complex than they initially suggested.

 

So the rabbit became a signature. From design to scenography, from his drawings to his collaborations, from his restaurant to his guesthouse in Kyoto prefecture, the rabbit accompanies him everywhere.

 

SHINSUKE KAWAHARASHINSUKE KAWAHARA
SHINSUKE KAWAHARASHINSUKE KAWAHARA
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