Share Spirit

Share Spirit

Designer Profile - Share Spirit

Share Spirit doesn’t just treat clothes as fashion, they are a gateway to a different view of the world and to cultures far removed from their concrete home in Daikanyama. Whereas many of designer Hikaru Katano’s peers are inspired by the aesthetics of various tribes from around the globe, he takes it one step further and literally incorporates that process of anthropology into his brand – Share Spirit. There is no other designer who engages so much with his inspirations, personally travelling to the locations that inspire his work, employing the local craftsmen to make it, researching ancient techniques and actually incorporating millennia old artifacts in his clothes. But crucially, this is not where the process ends, as Hikaru Katano brings all those thousands of years worth of civilisation together and focuses it through his own personal lens to create something altogether darker, respectful of the cultures that have gone before. Make no mistake, this is not a primary coloured tourist guidebook, this is raw, rugged and far removed from the new-age vision of ethnic fashion