category: Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

Title: All things WTAPS./178th entry「Self timer」

It has been a while since I took a photo of myself.
Compared to a photo from just a while back, I feel that I have aged.
Adding to the looks
I think that what I think about has also aged.

About what lies ahead.
About work.
About friends.
About everyone's future.
About the children.
There are more things to think about compared to a little while ago.
So maybe that is why I have grown old.

But
who I am now
is more positive towards the future than who I used to be
and maybe I am trying to live in what lies ahead.


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All things WTAPS.Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

Title: All things WTAPS./174th entry「To think」

More than a month has gone by
at the new workplace and
the new collection has launched;
right now I am working on the next season.
My main job as the director has been
to edit and output
what I have seen, heard, and experienced up to now
and I feel the most important process is to "think" about what I "felt".
It is extremely difficult to put into words
but I feel there will be no heart in what you make
if you cannot embody what was "felt".


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All things WTAPS.Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

Title: All things WTAPS./168th entry「201-205」

Summer is coming.
I feel summer sprints past you faster than any other season.
Maybe because of this, but I sort of think Japanese summers
have a feel of festivity and loneliness at the same time.
I feel you see more people's smiles than any other season.
In my lifetime how many more summers can I spend?
It is also a season that I think of such ephemeral things.

Also our atelier
will close a chapter of history this summer.


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All things WTAPS.Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

Title: All things WTAPS./155th entry「Socks」

I like socks that are built nice.
Of course how it feels when worn is important
but also the fit when you put your foot in is too.
Socks are in a more brutal position than clothes.
Stepped on all day long
and their turn in the rotation comes up quick
so they are practically abused without much rest.

But
regardless of how they are subject to heavy labor
socks tend to be thought of lightly.
I feel they could have been in a more important position.

I change out my socks depending on the season.
Some with patterns,
some that are plain.
I also change out the colors.

It is something I use everyday so I have a lot of them.

Match them with clothes,
match them with shoes.
There are many different kinds.

For the season coming up, you also have the option to "not wear socks".


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All things WTAPS.Tetsu Nishiyama / Director

Title: All things WTAPS./151st entry「To be a brand that keeps thinking」

The catalog should have reached you by now.
Up to now this marks the release of 26 collections
the 12th catalog release
and from this collection
the catalog contents and design have changed quite a bit.

Also WTAPS has reached its 20th year of activities this year.
In such unstable times, how should the brand WTAPS be
to be able to keep going 10 and 20 years from now?
With what principles should we have to be able to communicate with you?
Where should we go towards to be able to keep making clothing in this Japan?

It is a shape taken after thinking of such things.

Tomorrow this 26th collection will launch.
Please do stop by your nearest dealer.


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Tetsu Nishiyama / Director


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