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Fumito Ganryu Men’s Spring 2019

“Clothing that caters to the 21st century, and that fosters a dialogue between nature and the city.” That was the premise for Fumito Ganryu’s debut collection under his full name, as one of the few designers from the Comme des Garçons stable to have gone independent. (The Japanese designer, who joined the company in 2004, worked on Junya Watanabe’s production team for four years before being attributed his own line, Ganryu, in 2007. He parted ways with the company in 2017, with the line shuttering.)
His next show will take place in Paris, where he plans to remain. But to generate some buzz, capitalizing on the momentum of the category he’s best known for, streetwear, what better a launch pad than the opening guest act of Pitti Uomo?
Ganryu showed on Wednesday at the Frittelli Contemporary Art gallery in Florence’s suburban Novoli district, a day ahead of the headlining guest act Craig Green, a designer with a similar point of view.
The underground show space was the perfect setting for a collection that read more abstract and futuristic in direction than the darker mood Ganryu is known for.
The designer, with his deconstructed styling, built a fantasy world. (Think Neoprene hoodies tied at the

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