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Ipnotica First Edition

Kioku è Made in Italy

The journey as a memory, as nature, as artistic research.
This is where a particular tension between art and nature takes root: Ipnotica first edition from Kioku.
This series of “object-clothes”, born out of an alchemical reinterpretation of memories of travel captured by a camera, tells the story of an unexpected encounter between Japan and the Western American Parks. This inspiration, where reality blends into the dreamworld, gives life to hypnotic designs transposed onto silk twills from ancient silk factories in Como.
The result? A sartorial poem consisting of nine kaleidoscopic patterns spread across twelve outfits, providing the possibility of over one hundred different combinations and allowing the wearer to play with endless interpretations. Here, there are no timings, constraints, or barriers.

Ipnotica First Edition

Kioku è Made in Italy

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About Kioku

KIOKU is a design project.

It was born out of the energy of unique places, out of the emotions of our journeys, both real and dreamt. It found its truest expression in the personal aesthetic and artistic sensibility of Alessandro Cidda.

KIOKU is a memory captured by a camera, a detail whose essence explodes into a labyrinthine spread of suggestions, enveloping all the senses as a garment to wear, a travelling companion to places we alone can explore. In dreams and, equally, in life.

KIOKU is an homage to beauty, captured in a single detail and multiplied infinitely into a hypnotic composition to bewitch and enthral. KIOKU is a memory reflected in a silk weave, which bears testament to the timeless charm of a 5-millennium-old art.

It’s a story that you can reinvent every time you get lost in its maze and venture ever deeper into the twisting and turning fantasy of interpretation.

KIOKU ( 記憶 ) is the Japanese word for memory.

KIOKU is Made in Italy

Production process

This series of “object-clothes”, born out of an alchemical reinterpretation of memories of travel captured by a camera, tells the story of an unexpected encounter between Japan and the Western American Parks. This inspiration, where reality blends into the dreamworld, gives life to hypnotic designs transposed onto silk twills from ancient silk factories in Como.

The result? A sartorial poem consisting of nine kaleidoscopic patterns spread across twelve outfits, providing the possibility of over one hundred different combinations and allowing the wearer to play with endless interpretations. Here, there are no timings, constraints, or barriers.

The essential proportions, pure volumes, and use of a precious material, namely silk, combined with strictly Italian craftsmanship constitute the heart of this project, which features clothes with a soft line that, underlining forms without defining them, gently sway and flutter on the body, following its movements as nature’s truest ideal of grace.

100% Made In Italy