It’s winter, I`m freezing, you’re freezing my legs are FREEZING! So it’s time to wrap those babies up… but considering today’s trend of having more options than ever when it comes to legwear, it would be absolutely assinine of you to wear something like black tights, or even just one color. You probably know about Avantgarde, and then TOKONE (who I collaborated with on my own tights design, available now!). But here’s another one you may or may not (probably not!) know of:
Yep. It’s an Osaka-based brand and it has a collection of some of the most wild, creative, colorful, out-there tights I have ever seen. Each design comes in either tights or leggings, for 5,250yen each. That price seems to be the going price for printed leg-wear these days. The designer is a man and he’s an awesomely cool guy with a wicked sense of humor. How could he not?! Look at some of these:
As for the “kids’ illustration” type ones, they were ACTUALLY drawn by his child and printed on the tights. This was actually the first brand I had ever seen produce such bright tights, and even utilized modern printing techniques to make each leg different, as well as fronts and backs too.
It’s hard to get your hands on these in the shops, but they do sell online if you read Japanese here. I have the bones ones… but want so many more! I will probably go for the leggings so they last longer…. (note sizes are Japanese!). I hope to see more collections, and also hope they don’t retire their designs… these are seasonless and as long as no evil holes burrow their way into them *cry*… they can be worn for a really long time… if you have the courage to, that is! These are definitely for the wild at heart.
OH!!! And there’s mens sizes too!! Freaking amazing, really…. (is the market that strong?? Guess so!)