Japanese sound designer and founder of design studio, Kyouei Design, Kouichi Okamoto is someone who keenly understands the temperamental nature of the weather, in particular the unpredictability of the rain. In his native country, there are some 50 words to describe the rain and according to the artist, “The rain changes according to the season …. almost having its own personality that Japanese people relate to.” For his latest project, he has teamed with up with luxury performance brand Canada Goose to capture the unique sound of rain in the lush, mystical region of Wakayama in Japan. The immersive project, which explores the physical and acoustic properties of rain, will be displayed as part of Milan Design Week from 9 April.
Rain and the changeable moods of the elements are the key sources of inspiration for Canada Goose’s spring 2019 capsule collection. The Nomad Capsule Collection consists of four cutting edge and stylishly designed waterproof jackets, available for both men and women. Engineered from high-tech breathable and water-resistant GORE-TEX fabric, the Nomad Jacket and the Nomad Hybridge Lite Jacket are the perfect garments to withstand April showers and to brave the outdoors as Okamoto did while making this piece. Launching initially in Japan at the Sendagaya store in Tokyo, the collection will be made available worldwide in selected stores from 8 April. Along with Okamoto, Japanese calligraphy artist Aoi Yamaguchi is also collaborating with the Canadian outerwear brand on the Nomad Capsule Collection.
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