Art Project

Wearing a city

Kosuke Tsumura

Kosuke Tsumura is a fashion designer who proposes a concept of fashion that does not stop at “clothing”. His own brand, FINAL HOME, takes on the idea of clothing design as “apparel for survival”.

Wear your town. Connect your town.

“Excitement in providing materials that will become fashion, turning surprising materials into fashion, and fashion that is rooted in the community.” – Tsumura researches the target community, gathering fasteners and cords, Washi and Sensu folding fans, and more. The next process involves creating the perspective of “wearing”, in which an exhibition and fashion show is held in a local neighborhood. As a professional mixing in with the community, models will be chosen from the area and he will build a fashion show together with residents. This event will bring forth an extraordinary festival atmosphere to communities.

Support: Isehan Honten, Okadayafuse Corporation, Ochanomizu Origami Kaikan Inc., Kindware Corporation, Kanaya Brush Industrial Co., Ltd., Kawakami Sangyo Co., Ltd., Hashikatsu Honten, Kuraray Co., Ltd., Koyama Kyugu Co., Ltd., Hamada & Son Ltd., Miyamoto Unosuke Co.,Ltd., Domyo Co.,Ltd., YKK Corporation *In order of Japanese syllabary
Cooperation: Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co.Ltd., Musashino Art University, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.
Creators: Kosuke Tsumura / Asuka Kumada / Naomi Vanessa Ishii / Rikuya Hayashi / Akane Miyairi
Show Production: Makio Tanioka (Bon Co., Ltd.)
Graphic Design: Shigeru Suzuki (The Me)
Photography: Mitsuaki Koshizuka (More Vision Tokyo)

(As of March 2021)

1: “Cover the shrine pillar with tangled bubble wrap” 2017, Shrines and Spirits (Isumi, Chiba Prefecture)
2: “Bubble wrap puzzle dress” 2018, WHY TOKYO BIENNALE? Exhibition (Tokyo)
3: “HOME1” 1994-2013, FINAL HOME都市を纏う-Wear-a-city-2402355989820419

Current Activities

[Production] Unpacking and distribution of donated materials (August 4, 2020)
We unpacked goods, scrap materials, discontinued products and other items that had been donated by 14 companies located in the vicinity of the Tokyo Biennale. These materials were distributed to the creators in preparation for the start of production on wearable works.

Left: Provided by Ochanomizu Origami Kaikan, Right: Provided by YKK Corporation


Kosuke Tsumura (Fashion Designer)

Tsumura serves as professor at Musashino Art University Scenography, Display and Fashion Design Department, and adjunct professor at Bunka Fashion College. After being awarded the “so-en award” (emerging fashion designer award) in 1982, he joined Miyake Design Studio, mainly in charge of designs relating to the Paris Collection. In 1994 he founded fashion brands, “KOSUKE TSUMURA” and “FINAL HOME”, and in that same year received the “12th Tokyo New Designer Fashion Grand Prix” and “Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix – Shiseido Encouragement Award”. Tsumura has received other numerous awards and participated in many exhibitions.

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